Apple’s new Siri Remote will be available on its own, priced at $59
Apple unveiled an updated Apple TV 4K at today’s “Spring Loaded” special event, launching alongside an all-new Siri Remote.
The remote features an new clickpad control that offers five-way navigation for better accuracy, and is also touch-enabled for the fast directional swipes. The outer ring of the clickpad supports an circular gesture that turns it into a jog control — making it easy to find a scene in a movie or show.
To the delight of many, Apple is selling the new Siri Remote on its own, allowing it to be used with older Apple TV hardware.
The Siri Remote (2nd generation) brings precise control to your Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.¹ Its all-new touch-enabled clickpad lets you click titles, swipe through playlists, and use a circular gesture on the outer ring to find just the scene you’re looking for. And with Siri, you can find what you want to watch using just your voice.
Apple says the new Siri Remote is compatible with the Apple TV 4K (2nd generation), Apple TV 4K (1st generation) and the Apple TV HD, priced at $59. The remote will be available to order this Friday online at Apple.com and through the Apple Store app.