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Apple TV: How to Customize the Clickpad on the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

Monday May 24, 2021 7:18 am PDT by
Apple's second-generation redesigned Siri Remote features a touch-sensitive clickpad that can be used to navigate menus as well as fast-forward and rewind video. When you first start using the Siri Remote, touch surface tracking is on by default, but if you can't get on with the sensitivity or you're just not comfortable using touch controls on a remote, you can always customize it or turn...

Apple TV: How to Scrub Through Video Using the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

Sunday May 23, 2021 8:14 am PDT by
With the new Apple TV 4K now in customers' hands, some users are reporting issues when trying to control video with the redesigned Siri Remote. Specifically, some users are complaining that using the circular gesture on the new clickpad ring to fast-forward or rewind paused video isn't working as expected. Rather than scrubbing through video continually in the direction of the gesture, the...

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Apple Releases Updated Firmware for New Siri Remote

Tuesday August 17, 2021 1:34 pm PDT by
Apple today released a new firmware update for the Siri Remote designed for the new Apple TV 4K and ‌Apple TV‌ HD models. The new firmware has an internal version number of 9M6772, while the prior firmware version was 9M6336. Note that this is not the firmware version that you see in the ‌Apple TV‌ Remote settings. There's no word on what's new with the ‌Apple TV‌ remote update, but it...
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Hands-On With the Redesigned Apple TV 4K Siri Remote

Monday May 24, 2021 1:20 pm PDT by
Apple alongside the second-generation Apple TV 4K debuted a redesigned version of the Siri Remote, which is now available to customers with new ‌Apple TV‌ orders and as a $60 standalone replacement for the original ‌Siri‌ Remote. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We picked up the updated ‌Siri‌ Remote to see if it's worth picking up if you have an original ‌Apple TV‌ ...
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Apple Exec: New Apple TV Remote Doesn't Need Find My Because It's Thicker and Harder to Lose

Friday May 21, 2021 2:04 pm PDT by
Apple has been promoting the new M1 iMac, ‌M1‌ iPad Pro, and second-generation Apple TV 4K following their announcements, and Apple's vice president of product marketing for home and audio Tim Twerdahl today did an interview with MobileSyrup to discuss the revamped ‌Apple TV‌ 4K and the updated Siri Remote. Prior to the release of the new ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, there were rumors that the updated...
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3D-Printed Case Lets You Attach an AirTag to Your Apple TV Remote

Monday May 10, 2021 9:11 am PDT by
Apple recently released a redesigned Siri Remote with a physical clickpad, but if you have an original Siri Remote laying around that you still plan on using, you may be interested in getting an AirTag case for the remote. PrintSpired Designs has capitalized on the opportunity with a new 3D printed, made-to-order AirTag case for the original Siri Remote. The remote slides into the top side...
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Siri Response Suggests Find My Support Might Come to New Siri Remote

Thursday April 29, 2021 1:27 pm PDT by
Apple has made no mention of Find My integration for the Siri Remote designed for the second-generation Apple TV 4K, but ‌Siri‌ responses to certain requests about the remote suggest that Apple could perhaps have such a feature in the works, or at the least, might have considered adding it. If you ask ‌Siri‌ to "Find my ‌Siri‌ remote," "Find my ‌Apple TV‌ remote," or even just "Find my...
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New Siri Remote Lacks Accelerometer and Gyroscope for Gaming on Apple TV

Thursday April 22, 2021 4:48 pm PDT by
The new Apple TV 4K unveiled this week ships with a redesigned Siri Remote with a physical clickpad, new power and mute buttons for a TV, and a repositioned Siri button, but there's another change that has gone less noticed. According to Digital Trends, the new Siri Remote lacks an accelerometer and gyroscope, which allowed the original Siri Remote to function as a gaming controller. Apple...
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Apple Drops Requirement for tvOS Games to Use Siri Remote as Controller

Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:28 am PDT by
Apple has quietly dropped the requirement that tvOS developers make their games playable using the Siri Remote as a controller. The policy change was discovered in an update to an existing Apple TV support document covering the use of game controllers, and highlighted by MacRumors' sister site TouchArcade as a revision that will surely be welcomed by developers and gamers alike. The ...
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Apple to Release New Apple TV Remote App for iOS With Full Siri Functionality in First Half of 2016

Wednesday December 9, 2015 6:43 am PST by
Apple senior executive Eddy Cue has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the company is developing a new Apple TV Remote app with full Siri Remote functionality on iPhone to be released in the first half of 2016.“We’re working on a new Apple TV remote app that will give you the full functionality of the Siri Remote on your iPhone,” Cue said. “We’re hoping to ship that in the first half of next year.”Ap...
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New Apple TV: Tips, Tricks, Siri Remote Shortcuts and Useful Settings

Sunday November 1, 2015 4:47 pm PST by
The new Apple TV launched on Friday in several countries around the world, giving early adopters a chance to try out the fourth-generation device for a few days now. The consensus opinion is that the new Apple TV is a worthwhile upgrade, particularly because of new features such as the App Store, Siri, and tvOS user interface, with lots of potential to get even better in the months and years...
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New Apple TV Tidbits: Limited App Discovery, User Guide, Amazon Pulls Apple TVs, and More

Friday October 30, 2015 12:27 pm PDT by
The new Apple TV officially launched today at Apple Stores and select resellers in the U.S. and other first wave countries. As customers begin receiving their new Apple TV deliveries around the world, the following are useful tidbits about the new fourth-generation device. Apple TV Support and User Guide - Forum Discussion Apple has updated its Apple TV Support portal for the new Apple...
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New Apple TV Teardown Provides Closer Look at A8 Chip, Larger Heat Sink and Siri Remote

Tuesday September 22, 2015 8:37 am PDT by
iFixit has posted a hardware teardown of the new fourth-generation Apple TV, providing a closer look at the set-top box's A8 chip, flash storage, redesigned power supply with a larger heat sink and other logic board components. The website also provided a teardown of the accompanying Siri Remote. Under the hood, the new Apple TV features a dual-core, 64-bit Apple A8 chip with 2GB of SK Hynix ...
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Griffin Unveils 'Survivor Play' Case for Apple TV Siri Remote

Tuesday September 15, 2015 12:50 pm PDT by
Griffin today debuted its first accessory for the Apple TV, introducing a new case designed for the Siri Remote. The Survivor Play for Siri Remote aims to add protection to keep it safe from scratches and dings when dropped and it adds a non-slip grip to make it easier to hold when playing motion-based games that require a lot of movement. The Survivor Play, which is made of a soft, textured ...