The Apple TV has a lot going for it, but the Siri Remote is pretty divisive, to say the least. If you like telling a robot what to do, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a better remote. However, if you want a traditional TV-watching experience, the voice controls might not be your cup of tea. Instead, you may like the Function101 Button Remote. The Function101 was designed as a replacement remote for Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, and it may make it a little easier for you to use all the features built into your Apple TV. For a limited time, you can get the Function101 Remote on sale for $24.95 (Reg. $29.95) with code BUTTON5.
Suppose you’re watching television late at night while the rest of your house is asleep. In that case, the last thing you want to do is loudly say, “Siri, play Netflix” when you just want to silently stream something. There’s also a certain irony to waking up your family by telling your TV to turn the volume down.
The Function101 requires no voice commands and has buttons for most common functions like volume control, power, mute, and menu access. Connecting it to your TV is simple and seamless. The Infrared technology only requires a line of sight within 12 meters to work with your TV.
That means no annoying sync process. For one reviewer, it also meant having multiple remotes for one TV: “The remote is amazing. I purchased 3 and so glad I did. Works wonderfully with Apple TV. What is crazy is my husband and I each have to have a remote. Would recommend this to everyone.” Just make sure you and any other remote holders agree on what to watch, or it’s going to be a channel-flipping fight.
Let your Apple TV do the talking. For a limited time, you can get the Function101 Button Remote for Apple TV/Apple TV 4K on sale for $24.95 (Reg. $29.95) with code BUTTON5.
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