3 Apple TV Remote Alternatives For People Who Hate The Apple TV Remote




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Male hand holding TV remote control.If you’ve been tuning into the Cord Cutting This Week Podcast or joining us for the weekly live Q&A on YouTube, you know I’m not a big fan of the Apple TV remote. From comments and emails, it looks like I’m not alone.

Today, we’re taking a look at some alternatives for those of us who love our Apple TV but not the included remote.

Silicone Covers

If your issue with the Apple TV remote is its size or the way it feels, a silicone cover might solve the problem.

Bear Motion Case for Apple TV 4K/4thGen Remote

This shock resistant cover is textured, so it will prevent your remote from slipping out of your hand, while still allowing you to easily use the buttons on the remote. It also comes in 4 colors to spice up the simple design.

Elago R2 Slim Case for Apple TV 4K/4thGen Remote

If the textured case feels more bulky than you’d like, this slimmer option might work well for you. It’s still described as “anti-slip” but has a sleek design that won’t take away from the simple look of the Apple remote.

Universal Remotes

Logitech Harmony 950 Touch IR Remote Control

This universal remote supports over 270,000 devices, including the Apple TV. You can program it to control up to 15 entertainment devices. The design includes a touchscreen along with a set of commonly used buttons.

Insignia 4-Device Universal Remote

Maybe touchscreens aren’t your thing. We’ve got covered. This remote by Insignia has the traditional TV remote design that we’re all familiar with. You can set it up to control up to 4 devices, including your Apple TV.

Budget Option

GE Universal 4-Device Remote Control

After spending the money to buy an Apple TV, it’s understandable if you don’t want to shell out even more money for a remote. This is an option that will cost you less than $10 while giving you a traditional remote control design.

Game Controller

SteelSeries Nimbus Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller

This Bluetooth controller from SteelSeries is compatible with the Apple TV so you can game and watch TV with the same controller. It has a 40+ hour battery life and works with all of your iOS devices.

Apple TV users – are you happy with the included remote or have you found an alternative? Let us know in the comments!

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