Apple has lastly excised its much-maligned Apple TV remote with a new iteration that ditches the complicated touchpad for some good old-fashioned buttons. However you received’t must shell out for Apple’s up to date Apple TV 4K to get one. , and prospects will be capable to use it with any tvOS-based Apple TV.
Meaning even when you personal the first-generation Apple TV 4K or the unique fourth-generation Apple TV from 2015 that debuted the Siri remote, you’ll be capable to improve to the new and improved clicker.
That is nice information for anybody who nonetheless has an older mannequin because the unique Siri remote is horrible, and Apple’s newly refreshed Apple TV 4K fashions are nonetheless on the extraordinarily excessive finish of the spectrum for a new set-top field — particularly if you have already got the first-generation Apple TV 4K.
The new Siri remote can also be changing the old (dangerous) mannequin in all new Apple TVs offered going ahead, which incorporates each the 32GB and 64GB variations of the new Apple TV 4K and the inexplicably still-on-sale Apple TV HD (which, at $149 for the six-year-old set-top field, is an especially arduous promote in comparison with the $179 just-refreshed Apple TV 4K).
Preorders for the new Siri remote will open on April thirtieth and can begin to ship someday within the second half of Could.
By the way in which, Apple confirms the new Siri Remote doesn’t have a U1 locator chip inside, so it’s nonetheless on you to search out it when it will get buried in your sofa cushions.