Apple on Tuesday announced its next-generation Apple TV 4K that in addition to other improvements, includes a redesigned Siri Remote.
The new Siri remote is included in the box with the new Apple TV 4K and the Apple TV HD, and will also be available separately for $59. The new remote will be compatible with the previous-generation Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.
A redesigned Siri Remote features a clickpad control that offers five-way navigation for better accuracy and is also touch-enabled for fast directional swipes. The outer ring of the clickpad supports a circular gesture that turns it into a jog control, allowing more precise control when searching for a scene in a movie or TV show.
The new Siri Remote also boasts a power button that controls a TV’s power, as well as another button for mute. Siri now works on Apple TV in Austria, Ireland, and New Zealand, joining the 13 countries and regions that already support Siri.
The new Apple TV 4K will be available starting at $179 (US) from apple.com, in the Apple Store app, and Apple Store locations. Apple TV 4K is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select pay-TV providers.
Customers can order the new Apple TV 4K beginning Friday, April 30, with availability beginning in the second half of May in more than 30 countries and regions, including the US.
Apple TV HD with the new Siri Remote will be available for $149.
The new Siri Remote will be available separately for $59 and is compatible with the previous-generation Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.