Siri Remote

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Siri Remote
Apple tv gen 4 remote.jpeg
Also known asApple TV Remote
DeveloperApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn (under contract)
Pegatron (under contract)
TypeRemote control
Release dateOctober 30, 2015 (2015-10-30) (original)
September 12, 2017 (2017-09-12) (current)
Introductory priceUS$79[1]
System on a chipARM Cortex-M3 32-bit MCU
CPUST Microelectronics STM32L151QD ultra-low-power
Memory48 KB RAM
Storage384 KB Flash with ECC (with 2 banks of 192 KB enabling Rww capability)
InputLightning, InvenSense ITG-3600 3-axis gyroscope, dual microphones
TouchpadGlass multi-touch surface served by a Broadcom BCM5976C1KUB6G touch screen controller
Power3.78V, 1.55 W•h, 410 mA•h Rechargeable, recyclable Li-Po Battery
Dimensions4.88 inches (124 mm) H
1.5 inches (38 mm) W
0.25 inch (6.3 mm) D
Mass1.59 ounces (45 g)
PredecessorApple Remote

The Siri Remote is a remote control released by Apple with the Siri-capable fourth generation Apple TV. (In regions where Siri is not supported, it is known as the Apple TV Remote.)[2] The Siri Remote is the successor to the original Apple Remote.

The Siri Remote is visually distinguished by a trackpad covering the upper third of its face. The multi-touch surface allows for clicking, swiping in either of four directions for navigation, and tilting the trackpad button in any direction to "tilt" buttons in the interface. The Siri Remote is equipped with dual microphones for spoken input for Siri and text entry. In addition to controlling the Apple TV itself, the Siri Remote can learn the IR codes to control the volume of a TV, sound bar, or receiver.

On September 12, 2017, together with the Apple TV 4K, Apple announced an updated second-generation Siri Remote, with a raised white border around the menu button and additional motion input for apps. Additionally, the price was reduced to $59.[3]

Official specifications[4][5][edit]

Size and Weight[edit]

  • Height: 4.88 inches (124 mm)
  • Width: 1.5 inches (38 mm)
  • Depth: 0.25 inch (6.3 mm)
  • Weight: 1.66 ounces (47 g)

Communication and Connections[edit]



Environmental Requirements[edit]

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95 °F (0° to 35 °C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113 °F (-20° to 45 °C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
  • FCCID: BCGA1513[6]


The Siri Remote's usability has been controversial, with users reporting difficulty navigating using the trackpad.[7] In late 2019, the Swiss telecom provider Salt, which uses the Apple TV 4K as the set-top box for its IPTV offerings, introduced its own replacement IR remote control using traditional buttons. It is sold as an optional accessory for about CHF 20.[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Siri Remote". Archived from the original on November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Use Siri on your Apple TV (4th generation)". Apple Inc. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Clover, Juli (September 12, 2017). "Apple Introduces Revamped $59 Siri Remote With More Prominent Menu Button". MacRumors. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Siri Remote". Apple Inc. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "STM32L151QD Ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M3 MCU with 384 Kbytes Flash, 32 MHz CPU, USB, 3xOp-amp - STMicroelectronics". Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "FCC ID BCGA1513 by Apple Inc. for Bluetooth Device". Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  7. ^ Moseman, Andrew (November 9, 2015). "The New Apple TV Is Great. And Then There's the Remote". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Gartenberg, Chaim (December 9, 2019). "The Apple TV remote is so bad that a Swiss TV company developed a normal replacement". The Verge. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  9. ^ Brykman, Steve (January 12, 2019). "UX rant: The nightmare horrorshow that is the Apple TV remote". Ars Technica. Retrieved February 27, 2020.

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