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TwoBytes

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If you tap the left or right side, you can skip 10 seconds. With my siri remote, I have to press uncomfortably hard to skip. Is this the same experience with you ATV4 owners? Something seems wrong to press so hard..
 

Puonti

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I don't believe the skip action can be described as "tap". It's definitely "press and hold", in a way that engages the trackpad's physical click. Personally I don't feel like I need to excert any more pressure on the trackpad when skipping ahead, than I do when I'm doing an ordinary click (not a tap).

Would you say that if you press the trackpad until it clicks and hold it there for a while skipping does not work, but instead you have to press down even more firmly after you hear the click before anything happens?
 
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benjitek

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...I have to press uncomfortably hard to skip...
If a click that involves pressing down less than 1/32" is somehow "uncomfortable", then the remote probably needs to be exchanged for a replacement.

If you're doing something other than a click on either side for 10 seconds back or forward, or a click 'n hold to FF or RW -- you're doing it wrong.
 
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TwoBytes

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Hmm. I think I need to play with another ATV remote to see if this is normal or not. Thanks for the help!
 

shandyman

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If you tap the left or right side, you can skip 10 seconds. With my siri remote, I have to press uncomfortably hard to skip. Is this the same experience with you ATV4 owners? Something seems wrong to press so hard..

Apple changed it to a clock with a tvOS update a few months back. Used to just be able to do it with a touch before that, but apparently people complained about accidentally skipping that way.
 

TwoBytes

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just to help anyone reading this thread, it was a hardware problem. Everything *seemed* ok but after trying a new siri remote, it was clear something was wrong and Apple replaced it. New remote works perfectly; no painful pressing down until your thumbs turn blue. Everything is responsive and touch sensitive. Get yours checked out if something doesn't feel right
 
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