Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has launched its model of the notoriously unpopular Apple TV remote “specifically developed and designed” for cable, satellite tv for pc, and MVPD (multichannel video program distributor) clients, the company announced.
The remote makes use of Bluetooth low power or infrared to attach with the field, has a microphone to talk instructions to Siri, and its common remote perform permits management of TVs and audio gadgets from any model or producer. It has backlit keys, which activate through an ambient gentle sensor, a button to flip by means of channels, and a mute button, in response to UEI.
“We’re excited that customers worldwide will soon be able to enjoy this new remote, designed specifically for the growing number of MVPDs offering Apple TV 4K to their subscribers,” mentioned Paul Arling, CEO of Universal Electronics, in an announcement.
Universal isn’t the primary firm to introduce an Apple TV remote different; final yr, Swiss TV and web supplier Salt developed a remote in collaboration with Apple after the touchpad controls on the native remote proved irritating for customers used to having commonplace buttons. And Function introduced its Button Remote for Apple TV in July. The Salt mannequin has been difficult to buy within the US.
UEI’s remote can be out there starting subsequent yr, however shoppers gained’t have the ability to purchase the remote instantly from Universal. The firm plans to promote branded variations of the remote instantly through the cable corporations.