• 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.

  • 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.

    2 of 2 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!!!

    6 of 6 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.

    1 of 3 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.

    1 of 1 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:)

    4 of 4 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.

    8 of 9 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.

    3 of 4 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.

    2 of 4 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    2 of 3 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.

    1 of 3 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.

    13 of 15 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.

    6 of 9 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!

    4 of 6 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.

    5 of 12 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.

    11 of 13 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!

    13 of 18 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 ⭐️

    8 of 12 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful