The Apple TV remote has yet another alternate option that includes buttons | The Verge

acastro_180604_1777_apple_wwdc_0001.0 The Apple TV remote has yet another alternate option that includes buttons | The Verge
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Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has introduced its version of the notoriously unpopular Apple TV remote “specifically developed and designed” for cable, satellite, and MVPD (multichannel video program distributor) customers, the company announced.

The remote uses Bluetooth low energy or infrared to connect with the box, has a microphone to speak commands to Siri, and its universal remote function allows control of TVs and audio devices from any brand or manufacturer. It has backlit keys, which activate via an ambient light sensor, a button to flip through channels, and a mute button, according to UEI.

“We’re excited that customers worldwide will soon be able to enjoy this new remote, designed specifically for the growing number of…

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