We went to pick up a new Apple Watch for the significant other yesterday and decided to grab one of the newer Siri Remotes for our Apple TV 4K box. She's simply not a fan of the (I guess you would call it a second generation?) remote. Just wanted to share some initial thoughts:
- This remote feels very solid in your hands. Just a bit larger than the second-gen remote, but definitely has a more secure feel in your hands.
- The tactile direction buttons around the trackpad are the real win here. Navigating through things like YouTube TV are a lot easier. Holding down on the tactile buttons will quickly scroll down through the channel guide.
- I would LOVE the circle trackpad (built into the tactile button ring) if it continued to scroll forward when you get halfway around the circle. It's the only real quirky part of this product. Scrolling from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock moves things right, but once you get from 6 o'clock and start moving back up towards 12 o'clock, it moves you back left.
- Having the power button on the top is a nice addition.