• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute junk

    I got this remote less than a week ago and it didn't work right out of the package. The buttons are not even moving when I press them. I checked out support and just went in circles. I don't and can't talk to anyone on the phone for my own reasons. I just wanted to send it in for a repair or replacement and they made that impossible for me. I'm an hour away from the nearest Apple store so that's just not an option. The remote is junk, I can't use it, and now I'm stuck with it and if I want to use my Apple TV I will have to buy a new one. I don't have the resources to buy one every time it doesn't work. The app they have is unreliable so can't go that way either. I'm going to miss my Apple TV.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this!

    I'm not understanding why people are being so harsh about this product? It is very easy to use, simple to set up, inexpensive and it is comfortable in your hand and has never given me any issues. It really is great! It also keeps you from having to plug your internet cable directly to the Apple TV just to set up the wifi for the remote app. I prefer the remote any day! My only issue is that I personally am always misplacing it.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simplistic design

    I was rather amused by the negative reviews for this wonderful remote. I suspect there are those amongst us that prefer something substantial to hold in their hands with lots of buttons with tiny labels. I myself like the remote to be functional with the minimum of buttons that I can easily navigate with my thumb.
    However, I have to add to the number of users that have their 'up' function failed (after 5 yrs of constant usage)and have to purchase a replacement remote. Meantime, the iPhone 'Remote' app steps in just fine :- )

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple TV is great, but please oh please listen to the customer service cries and change the remote when you get the opportunity. The scroll function was a horrible addition and Siri functionality is nice, but limited.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy tip

    Apple TV? Awesome! Apple TV Remote? Sexy design, but terribly impractical.
    Here's a tip: Next time you need to purchase a sofa, take your remote with you. Drop it on the sofa, either near the arm or the back edge of the cushion. Buy the sofa that has easiest access to the secret TV remote hiding places. You're welcome.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Remote Don't Listen to the others

    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.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice remote for Apple TV

    I like the quality and it is very easy to use!

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My son dropped it down the vent

    This thing is so small and easy to lose. It works terribly. And it fits perfectly through the slots of the heating vents in my house, as we learned from my one-year old son.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Find my Apple remote

    If only there was a way to use the Find Phone app for this remote. Sure you can use the remote app on your phone to operate Apple TV when you misplace your remote but it does not always work. Sometimes I have to pair it again, it randomly doesn't show up as a device. It is annoying. Apple can make a better remote, it is impossible not to lose this remote, not only because of the small size and color, but it is also slippery. It is also annoyingly inefficient to use when you need to type in a search. Considering how often we need to replace it, $19 seems overpriced, it is 1/5th the price of our Apple TV, it doesn't even make sense. I wish there were more options for the remote because I love my Apple TV.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was anyone who approved this infernal device fired?

    Over the years, I have learned to eliminate anger from my Life. People tell me I am the most 'Zen' person they know! I have met my nemesis!
    Using this remote to enter passwords or to search on youtube, netflix or the like, is an exercise in frustration that would have even Jesus or Buddha in a murderous rage. Press the button to go up? It doesn't move. Press it again, it moves twice. Press it to go back down, it moves twice. Up? it selects the wrong letter. Hit the back button to get back to the search, it goes back past the search and out of the application. This thing just does not function accurately. This has to be a post-Steve Jobs design! ..... Serenity Now!!!! .... Aaaaah, Oooommmm. ... better now.
    Yes, it is easy to lose in the cushions, but think of all the exercise you will get from lifting and moving the recliner sofa?
    Yes, it is inaccurate and slow in searches, but think of it as a thumb exercise, or a 'frustration tolerance' building exercise.
    Yes, it's few buttons make every task take many more button pushes than necessary- (another feature of the Apple thumb exerciser), but where else can you get the enjoyment of holding a cool, smooth, curved piece of metal when you are not buttering toast!
    Alas! Maybe this is the price Apple had to pay to achieve the exquisite functionality of the iphone. They had to bring balance back into the universe!

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple remote... What do I say... May the force be with you for every click. -10 ⭐️

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    There's an app for that...

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional, but Easy to Lose

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

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple TV 4 Remote Deficiencies

    I would give the Apple TV 4 remote a minus 5 if I could. There was no clue how to operate it and when we finally figured out you have to "swipe" the top half to navigate, I was ready to sent it back. Trying to use Siri to enter a password is a true lesson in frustration. Trying to swipe in a password is not much better. Apple needs to stop trying to be cool and create items that are truly useful and functional. A real disappointment. Give me Roku for Direct TV Now any day!

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this is my fourth one..

    These remotes are so bad!! in less then a year, three of these have already failed and are acting out..I am glad I had warranty for 1 year so I had to buy only one out of the four. This is shameful for Apple. I rather use the app remote now although my wife is somewhat reluctant to keep using this annoying remote.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple TV remote is terrible

    I own two Apple TV's, obviously used in different rooms. I decided it was time to upgrade my 1st gen Apple TV when I decided I no longer wanted to put up with exhorbarant cable TV fees. So I signed up for both DirectTv and Sling on a trial basis which included free Apple TV's. The unit itself is WONDERFUL, the remote is a pain in the a**. If you don't pick it up carefully, its activates, which changes channels. The touch pad is either overly sensitive or not sensitive enough. The unit is all black with the exception of the control buttons which are centered. And 2 of the 6 are on the matte black or touch sensitive side. At quick glance its difficult to determine which end is up! And with approximately 1/3 of the remote touch sensitive, its rather important to be able to determine which end is the touch sensitive end! I CANT STAND THIS REMOTE! If there is a replacement remote somewhere please let me know!

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A way to improve the remote from being lost.

    MY remote has been lost several times also. BUT, if you attach a ribbon to it by tape it is easier to find. Unfortunately I have to replace mine now as it is not dog chewing proof!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes Just Being Pretty Isn't Good Enough

    Yes, it's sleek and lovely. No, it isn't a very good remote. Too many touches to get where you want to go. Entering usernames and passwords to connect with services is a nightmare. (God forbid I actually ever change a password!) We call one of ours the "Republican" remote because it won't go left. Love the Apple TV and own 4 of them in our house. Remote needs Redo.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst remote control I have ever used

    While the TV itself works great but this remote quality is worst in the market, the original one right button failed after few months of usage, and second one I bought from the store failed again same button after 2 months of usage, even xiaomi could make a more robust and better minimalist remote than Apple, disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this useful