Apple Remote

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  • Overview

    Apple Remote with iPod and iPhone

    If you connect your iPod to a home stereo, powered speakers, or TV set, the Apple Remote lets you experience your songs, slideshows, and more from across the room. Plug your iPod into the Apple Universal Dock and choose a playlist, slideshow, or video. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy. Ready to move on to the next song? No need to get up. Just press the Next button on the Apple Remote. Getting a call on your iPhone? Press Pause, then pick up where you left off.

    Apple Remote with Mac

    The Apple Remote gives you total command of your music, photos, videos, and DVDs from anywhere in the room. Turn up the volume. Shuffle. Skip to the next chapter on your DVD. Play a slideshow, a home movie you made in iMovie, even a movie trailer.

    Keep in mind, Apple TV can only connect to one remote at a time. If you wish to play multiple player games, you’ll need an iOS device or controller.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Remote

    Battery (CR 2032)

    User Guide

  • Apple TV Models

    • Apple TV (3rd generation)
    • Apple TV (2nd generation)
  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      I hate this remote

      Hate isn't a strong enough word for this silver devil stick. It constantly gets lost among covers, pillows, and cushions. Way too small for anyone to try and ke Hate isn't a strong enough word for this silver devil stick. It constantly gets lost among covers, pillows, and cushions. Way too small for anyone to try and keep track of. If I could add up the hours of my life I've spent looking for it in the couch cushions, I could have solved several world problems. I can't wait til the next new technology makes my Apple TV and its devil child spawn remote obsolete. I'm going to destroy this stupid thing...if I can find it. For now I'll just buy a new one to replace the one that's currently AWOL. So annoyed.....

      • Written by Kim C from Fairfax

      373 of 466 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I hate this remote

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple TV Remote

      I have four Apple remotes for my apple tv's and three of the four Apple remotes have failed when trying to use the up button on the remote. Three of my Apple T I have four Apple remotes for my apple tv's and three of the four Apple remotes have failed when trying to use the up button on the remote. Three of my Apple TV remotes up button stopped working. I will be taking them back to the store this morning and hopefully Apple will provide me with three new Apple TV remotes. The fact that 3 of my 4 Apple TV remotes up button doesn't work tells me it is an Apple design flaw or the batch of Apple TV remotes I received shouldn't have passed quality control.

      • Written by Jason L from PHOENIX

      180 of 204 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple TV Remote

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Trendy design over functionality

      As usual, Apple scores on trendy design. But the thing has never worked right. The right/forward button has never worked properly since the day we opened the bo As usual, Apple scores on trendy design. But the thing has never worked right. The right/forward button has never worked properly since the day we opened the box. Finally after a year of sticky/intermittent functioning of that button we pried the thing apart (another annoying thing about Apple is they make all their products impossible to get into and fix). We discovered some sort of sticky glue over top of a button that wasn't seated correctly that could not be repaired. While I understand that manufacturing glitches happen, that is not my only issue with this remote. Like another user stated -- by removing all the buttons to have the "coolest" looking remote on the market, Apple has given us a remote that is a headache to use. Constant scrolling, tedious, takes too much time. Yes, our regular TV and video remotes and Comcast remotes are hugely clunky by comparison, but they aren't nearly as annoying to use.

      • Written by Renee G from Nevada City

      131 of 155 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Trendy design over functionality

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Remote is terrible

      After switching from Roku to Apple TV in order to get Dolby Vision support, my biggest problem is the remote. Roku has got the remote ergonomics down, i dont k After switching from Roku to Apple TV in order to get Dolby Vision support, my biggest problem is the remote. Roku has got the remote ergonomics down, i dont know what happend with Apple, they really screwed up. Hey at least is looks great when sitting on my coffee table in my contemporary living room!

      • Written by jonathan M from Glendora

      Is this review useful?Remote is terrible

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple TV 4K Remote

      This remote is garbage cant believe Apple would design a remote that has no indication of when the thing is fully charged on your computer....not even a light c This remote is garbage cant believe Apple would design a remote that has no indication of when the thing is fully charged on your computer....not even a light comes on the remote when charging. Very disappointed with Apple with this!!!

      • Written by Adam B from Adelaide

      Is this review useful?Apple TV 4K Remote

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Make this thing bigger!!!!!!!

      Good Lord why is this thing so small? Clearly whoever designed it does not have small children!!!! Countless times this thing has been lost!!! Even without kids Good Lord why is this thing so small? Clearly whoever designed it does not have small children!!!! Countless times this thing has been lost!!! Even without kids why so small? Make it big!!! Make it visible!!! Make it easier to use!!! We don't care about how "cool" you think it looks!!! It's impractical and ridiculous!!!! Listen to the people!!!

      • Written by Noah G from Porter

      3 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Make this thing bigger!!!!!!!

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