• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I happen to like it

    • Written by James H from Bear

    But that's just me. Certainly, opinions do vary.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So yes, you have to attach it to something bigger...

    • Written by Sarah Jennifer O from Rexford

    ...my kids call this "the chicken clicker" because it's usually attached with a rubber band to a small plastic roast chicken to make it more visible and harder to lose. Aside from that incredibly necessary hack, I have no complaints about this remote. Our first one lasted five years (with a few battery changes) before the "left" button failed after a run in with some orange juice. I hope we get as lucky with the replacement I'm ordering.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, and it doesn't shatter.

    • Written by Ashley C from Los Angeles

    Especially compared to the Siri-enabled glass replacement, this remote does what it's supposed to. It's slippery and easy to lose, I've had the center button die after a year or two, but $20 to replace is closer to what I'd expect for a remote. It's intuitive and there is no learning curve on this model. That's a big deal for an Apple accessory.

    If you happen to have a spare bluetooth keyboard lying around, it beats any of these options by a mile. That's what I use foremost now, instead of this.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats Siri remote to access LARGE... movie/music/TV show Collections

    • Written by Don J from Wenatchee

    This remote works great for surfing my large movie collection on the AppleTV 4. Pressing the down button rapidly scrolls thru the By Name list where the Siri remote requires 40 or 50 swipe and may easily slip into a the Unwatched or By Genre list. When this happens returning to the By Name list requires starting at the top of the list and 40-50 swipes again (Siri Remote). Whereas, this remote only require one click to smoothly scroll down the list and rapidly find a movie. Solid unit and long battery life- very good control and worth adding to your ATv version 4.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Remote Don't Listen to the others

    • Written by Benjamin K from Brooklyn

    This remote is solid. It works fine. The problem with it is this software. The apple tv is sort of outdated in terms trying to search for items. You have to go one letter at a time. It could be solved by be able to use your phone to search for items. Anyhow, my middle button stopped working after about 3 years. It's only $20 so you can't expect it to last a lifetime. I love apple tv, its a great way to listen to music and watch shows. I use it exclusively for content consumption.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    There's an app for that...

    • Written by Anna C from Portland

    Although nothing really functions the same way as the physical remote itself, there are many apps that exist to replace the Apple TV remote in case you inevitably misplace it. I find that those apps are cumbersome to use (since, most of the time, the play/pause button doesn't have the same functionality and just serves as another "select" button, or Apple TV doesn't pick up your swipes and/or taps), but the apps really help when the remote is lost and Netflix asks if you're still there. I personally love the remote because it's simple and easy to easy to use. You don't really have to fumble with finding the correct button and can just search for things without looking down at the remote. I also have been using the same remote that came with my Apple TV over six years ago, and I haven't had a single problem with the buttons not working.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional, but Easy to Lose

    • Written by Jade K from Lawrenceville

    I lose my remote AT LEAST once a day. However, I've never had a problem with functionality.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, great, annoying inconvenient,

    • Written by Ronald G from Torrance

    Simple, great, annoying inconvenient, Wonderfullly small, such an evil small thing. 5 years later, the battery goes bad, and the "up" button stops working....but I would rate the next model, the "Siri" small back one with 2 stars...IT is a nightmare to use, and is way too sensitive.
    $6.50 for the battery, I will buy a second one to use, keep the problem up button and the Siri ones for backup when I lose the primary one, which is usually found within a few hours in or under the couch, or on the kitchen countertop or next to the TV.
    Can't wait to be able to change channels and volume, etc...with my iPhone....or laptop.
    I love it, I hate it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful