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Offline GataNats

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Re: iThread (AKA Apple Thread)
« Reply #275: April 21, 2021, 01:21:12 AM »
New Apple TV is a first day

Offline 1995hoo

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« Reply #276: April 21, 2021, 08:33:25 AM »
New Apple TV is a first day

I wonder whether the new Apple TV's remote will be sold separately and will work with a previous-generation device. My wife absolutely hates the touchpad remote.

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #277: April 21, 2021, 08:38:19 AM »
I may be old, but I hate voice remotes. It’s much faster to just scroll or type

Offline 1995hoo

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« Reply #278: April 21, 2021, 09:05:00 AM »
The Washington Post has this:

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Best of all, owners of other recent-model Apple TVs don’t have to buy the whole new system to get the remote. Apple is selling the remote separately for $60. Apple TV 4K orders start April 30 and will be available in the second half of May.

I may look into that. I'd rather dictate to the remote if the alternative is to have to scroll and click letter-by-letter in order to type something, but the ring-style design on the new remote looks easier to use than the touchpad on the current one. (Of course, I can also pick up my phone and use that to type because the Apple TV will hand off control to my phone, but it doesn't do the same for my wife's, and she doesn't usually have her phone if she's at the downstairs TV anyway.)