The new Apple TV 4K has been on the market for a week now. And one of the big changes is the completely redesigned Siri Remote. The new remote got a lot of praise. But there are some omissions and changes that can be frustrating for some. Do you think the new Siri Remote is an upgrade from the previous version?
New Siri Remote Improvements
The refreshed Siri Remote is taller, thicker, and slightly heavier than the older Siri Remote. which does not make it impossible to lose But it should help in that regard. And the added thickness and rounded back definitely make it more comfortable to hold than the old Siri Remote.
The Siri button has been moved to the side of the remote reflecting current iPhones. Now there is a handy dedicated power button that works to control your TV/receiver, just like Apple TV, clickpad/trackpad 5 all new directions and the addition of a mute button.
All of these changes will probably work for most people in terms of ease of use. Although there is a bit of confusion about fast forward, rewind and scrubbing with the new touch gestures. Because not all features are available, all Apple TV apps.
Siri Remote Review
For some criticism, Apple has removed the accelerometer and gyroscope, meaning you won’t be able to play some games with the redesigned Siri Remote that you can use with older games. But if you like to play games You may already have or want to buy a supported Xbox, PlayStation, or other controller.
One thing it found challenging is that Apple has repositioned the mute button on previous Siri Remotes with a play/pause button. That means some people may find themselves unintentionally muted until they rewrite their muscle memory.
Another small detail, but the new Siri Remote has a lot of clickable buttons compared to the old version. Some people don’t like the feeling But that might be a personal preference.
Finally, alongside AirTags and Apple’s expanded Find My app to track items, many were disappointed to learn that the new Siri Remote doesn’t have any integrations there.
What do you think?
Whether you are using the updated Siri Remote or not. What do you think? Is it an upgrade from a previous Siri Remote?
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