New Apple TV Ships With Redesigned Siri Remote, Also Sold Separately for $59

Apple today announced the next-generation Apple TV 4K with a faster A12 chip and a completely redesigned Siri Remote pictured below.

2021 apple tv siri remote
The new Siri Remote is included with the new Apple TV 4K, and the Apple TV HD going forward. The new remote will also be sold separately for $59 and is compatible with the previous-generation Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.

The all-new Siri Remote features a physical clickpad that offers five-way navigation, and the clickpad is also touch-enabled for swipe gestures that Apple TV users are already familiar with. The new Siri Remote also has a power button that controls a TV's power, and another for mute, making it the only remote needed while watching TV.

The new Siri Remote has a one-piece aluminum design that Apple says fits more comfortably in the hand, with silver being the only color option. The outer ring of the clickpad supports an intuitive circular gesture that turns it into what Apple calls a "jog control," which it says is perfect for finding a scene in a movie or show.

Apple also announced that Siri now works on the Apple TV in Austria, Ireland, and New Zealand.

The new Apple TV 4K and new Siri Remote can be ordered starting Friday, April 30, with availability beginning at some point in the second half of May in the United States and more than 30 other countries and regions.

This story was part of our live coverage of Apple's ongoing "Spring Loaded" event today. Read our live blog for a recap of other announcements.

Related Roundup: Apple TV
Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Caution)

Top Rated Comments

dugbug Avatar
37 months ago
Can we use this remote with last gen I wonder, and if so take my $
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mazz0 Avatar
37 months ago
**** yes! Look at that remote! At last the worst product Apple ever made is dead!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacAddict1978 Avatar
37 months ago
That price point is insanity. They needed to price this at $99. The remote is a much needed improvement, but I can see the Siri button getting hit endlessly where its at.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Heelpir8 Avatar
37 months ago
Felt good to yell "OH THANK GOD" when the presenter pulled the new remote out of her pocket.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiRez Avatar
37 months ago

Do I see a mute button? Hallelujah!
I know, most exciting thing about for me too. Drove me nuts before and I always wished I could remap the Siri button to be mute. Also TV power button is nice to have.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
YankeeSR23 Avatar
37 months ago
I love most of what they said, but there was no mention of adding the chip that allows for spatial audio. That’s what I REALLY wanted with a new Apple TV.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

Six Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:20 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
General Apps Messages

iOS 17.4 to Add This 'Groundbreaking' New Messaging Feature

Friday February 23, 2024 5:05 am PST by
With iOS 17.4, set to arrive in March 2024, Apple is bringing a new cryptographic security feature to iMessage called PQ3. This "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks," according to Apple. Let's break down what that means. Apple's iMessage service already supports end-to-end encryption, but security...
iPhone Notch

Apple Explored These Notch and Dynamic Island Designs for iPhones

Friday February 23, 2024 2:05 pm PST by
With the iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022, Apple introduced the Dynamic Island, which can morph and expand to display system alerts, sports scores, and a variety of other information. The feature makes the space surrounding the front camera and Face ID sensors useful compared to the notch on older iPhone models. Apple explored a variety of ideas for the iPhone's notch area over the years before...
New Macs iPads iOS 17 4

What to Expect at Potential Apple Event in March: iPads, Macs, and More

Friday February 23, 2024 8:35 am PST by
Apple often holds its first media event of the year in March, so the company could be just weeks away from announcing new products. Below, we have outlined what to expect from a potential Apple Event this March. Past Apple Events in March Apple has held five events in March since 2015:Monday, March 9, 2015 Monday, March 21, 2016 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Monday, March 25, 2019 Tuesday,...
iOS 17

When Will Apple Release iOS 17.4 for iPhones?

Friday February 23, 2024 11:56 am PST by
Apple has been beta testing iOS 17.4 for nearly a month now. Below, we explain when the update is likely to be released to all users. In its press release announcing major App Store changes in the EU, which were implemented in response to new regulations under the EU's Digital Markets Act, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released at some point in March:Developers can learn about these...
iOS 18 Mock Feature Baubles

iOS 18 Rumored to Have Design Changes, macOS Revamp Coming Later

Sunday February 25, 2024 8:55 am PST by
iOS 18 will likely include some design changes, but a macOS revamp might be a year or two away, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his Power On newsletter today, Gurman said Apple is working to update the design of iOS as "early as this year." A sketchy rumor claimed that iOS 18 would feature some visionOS-inspired design elements, and while Gurman agreed that iOS could take some...