• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Any remote that will start/stop the program, pause it, fast forward or rewind it or send you back to the main menu just by picking it up is a horrible, horrible remote control. I understand what they were thinking, "hey, we are apple, everything we make has touch input, let's give this tiny remote touch input!" The problem is the remote is too small, too slick and it is impossible from a glance a few feet away to determined which emd offers touch input and which end is not.

    Hurry up and design a replacement apple, you owe it to your consumers to replace this POS immediately.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I did not have to give it one star.

    I agree with the criticism of the slick design that makes this technology a rip-off. You see this too often: The design is clever by half, but no one (apparently) tested it out on real people. The surface of the track pad needs to be slowed down. A bumpy surface or a slightly abrasive surface would have made it useful. Instead, it is junk. To use it is to hate it.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been through 4 of these... any warrant I am not aware of?

    Cool design? Yes. Funcitonal? Yes. But after having to purchase 4+ of these units because of aone failure or another... My patience with Apple is wearing thin in so many ways. Feeling taken advantage of. And with other quirks from Apple TV (over $8,000 of movies over years.) I am starting to transition to Amazon and other similar providers. The new Apple TV versions are so bad... I returned them. All I want is a functional remote... is this possible? Why is this so difficult?

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Remote" is a good description

    Come one, Apple. This is what you have after 100 years or so of bashing Microsoft? Cavemen had sticks that were more user-friendly than this 'beautiful, award winning design' or whatever?

    I can find a stick. I can't find the 2,000 or so of these things I purchased that must be in the couch somewhere? Seriously, I NEVER lose any other remotes: Blue Ray, DTV, Trump controlers (I only have Orange), Universal, Robot secretary, ... This thing is smaller than a cell from an itty-bitty piece of bacteria.

    Let's have two categories for you Apple artysy fartsy folks:

    1. you can win some Junior Varsity design award than might look good on a resume but serves no other purpose, and
    2. is something users can enjoy and, at the very least, not fight with.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Handy

    The Apple Remote is really handy for all sorts of things. I use it with my Mac mini for presentations and iTunes which is really useful if you're feeling a bit lazy and you don't want to go up to the computer to change the song! It's also great for wirelessly controlling other media aspects with your Mac along with operating Keynote presentations and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. Really great little device - well worth the money.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best remote in terms of ergonomics and design

    First class, start of the art design, overclassing the mobile applications. No need to look at the remote to perform action (especially useful for presentation and media player interaction). Works on all Mac with buil-in infrared receiver. For the current Macs, a USB receiver is needed such as SmartGus.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it

    I don't know why a remote has to be so small. We can never find it!!!

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I've been using this remote for years with my Apple TV and have never had a single problem of any sort. Some complain about it being small, but it doesn't need to be larger. If it gets lost in a couch, that's what end tables are for. Again, no issues of any kind. It is simple and it works.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, and it doesn't shatter.

    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.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Why does a remote control have to be so small when used in a home? You cannot just grab it off the table, it is such a low profile your fingers slip off of it when trying to pick it up. It also finds any crack in the sofa and slides right in never to be found until you get on your knees and lift up the sofa. All of my other remote controls are three times thicker, three inches longer and a half inch wider. I can find all of them anytime. Please come out with a snap in holder for this remote, so all the challenges mentioned above can be solved.
    Thanks for listening:)

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    proof that the devil is alive

    This tiny sliver of h*ll has torn apart my living room and my family. I'm not sure why it needs to be so small unless I am actually a giant and nobody has told me for my entire life. So maybe I should thank Apple for dropping some truth on me.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So bad

    S bad. Barely functions. Hard to search, nearly impossible to fast-forward or rewind. Is now broken after only 3 months. Please fix this horrible product, Apple!! I recommend waiting until they improve the remote to purchase an AppleTV.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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 15 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 12 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