The new Apple TV 4K became available to order on Friday. There is also an updated Siri remote too.

Apple TV 4K and New Siri Remote to Ship in May

The new Apple TV 4K costs US$179. If you want just the remote by itself that costs US$59 or you can by with an older Apple TV HD for US$149. The new latest Apple TV 4K now contains the A12 bionic chip, providing improved graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing. It also supports high frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision video, meaning 60 frames per second (fps) content will play more smoothly and that users  AirPlay HDR videos shot on an iPhone 12 Pro to the device and play them back in full 60-fps Dolby Vision.

The Siri Remote has long been a source of angst for Apple TV users. This updated version is touch-enabled and has a clickpad control providing five-way navigation. The outer ring of the clickpad  supports a circular gesture too and the remote’s power button can also control a TV’s power. Both devices will ship in the second half of May.

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paikinho

People keep talking about the “terrible” apple remote.
I Love it! I just don’t get all of the hate.

I have to use my parents Roku remote and the simple and elegant Siri Remote smokes it in my view. It just takes some getting used to.

gGrant

So glad you get to do the news and I get to comment. You’re a saint Charlotte. From the description, the new remote doesn’t sound like it will fix the problems with accidental touches (not even accidental button presses, just picking the thing up can take a minute of hand/eye gymnastics to get you back to where you were in your content) or any of the other major downsides of the current remote. Waiting for the glowing reviews to subside and hear actual user experiences on this one! I think it’s a dud. Airplay HDR or play 60 frames 4k?… Read more »