Best Remotes for Apple TV iMore 2021
While all Apple TVs come with the Siri Remote, some people just don't like using it. Lucky for you, there are other options if you feel like you want a better experience. Whether you hate the Siri Remote, lost your old one, or are just scouting out the market, these are the best remotes to control your Apple TV.
- Best choice: Logitech Harmony 950
- Value pick: Logitech Harmony Smart Control
- Built-in preset: Inteset 4-in-1 Universal remote
- Older gen: Apple Remote
- For the gamers: SteelSeries Nimbus
Best choice: Logitech Harmony 950Staff pick
If you want a remote control that can do absolutely everything and price isn't a concern, the Logitech Harmony 950 is hands-down the best remote.
Value pick: Logitech Harmony Smart Control
The Smart Control lets you control all of your devices, including your Apple TV, from either the remote itself or your iPhone, using the companion app.
Built-in preset: Inteset 4-in-1 Universal remote
Simply by pushing either the A, B, C or D buttons, you can set up the remote to function for Apple TV, Xbox One, Windows Media Center, and Roku respectively.
Older gen: Apple Remote
This budget remote works with 2nd and 3rd generations of Apple TV. Many users have reported that it works with Apple TV 4K, too.
For the gamers: SteelSeries Nimbus
Gaming on Apple TV is so much more fun with a controller, and the MFi certified SteelSeries Nimbus is one of the best options around.
If you want something that doesn't require a lot of setup, plus lets you control everything else in addition to your Apple TV, try the Logitech Harmony 950. It's an excellent universal remote with programmable activities that also lets you quickly switch between devices. The touch screen allows you to quickly tap and swipe through your available devices, from your Apple TV to your Blu-ray player.
For the gamer in you, we recommend the SteelSeries Nimbus. It lets you transition easily from watching TV to playing games. This wireless controller has pressure-sensitive buttons and four LEDs. Plus the Lithium-ion battery has at least 40 hours of gameplay before needing to be recharged. It comes with a Lightning connector for quick charging.
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