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Verizon has the first discount that we've tracked on the brand new Siri Remote, priced at $49.97, down from $59.00. The Siri Remote launches tomorrow, and Verizon is offering free two-day shipping for shoppers in the United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).

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After you add the Siri Remote to your cart, Verizon's website will indicate a costly shipping estimate. To see free shipping, enter your address and click "update." Verizon's cart will then show a few shipping methods, which will include a few free options.



There are a lot of changes to the new Siri Remote, now featuring a one-piece aluminum body, tactile clickpad with five-way navigtation, and rearranged buttons. The clickpad also supports touch gestures, with the outer ring supporting a circular "jog" gesture that Apple says will help you find the exact spot you're looking for in a video.

The Siri Remote is larger than the prior version and it includes a dedicated power button that controls a TV's power. It also includes volume buttons, a mute button, an option for pausing and fast forwarding, and a menu button. Additionally, there's a side button for activating Siri.

The new version of the Siri Remote is compatible with the previous generation Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. This makes it perfect for anyone who has a 2017 Apple TV model and doesn't feel the need to purchase the new model, but still wants the upgraded Siri Remote.

Article Link: Deals: First Discount Hits Apple's New Siri Remote, Get it for $49.97 on Verizon ($9 Off)
 
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deebinem

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While the swiping action when using the remote app isn't my favorite, I am such a fan of being able to use my phone to actually type in search bars, password fields, etc. $50 for this just seems too much for my use cases.
 

FrankCostello

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Cancel all your apple orders now and order from Verizon. No brainer. (For the financially 'conscious' consumer :] )
 
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thadoggfather

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I don’t like the now “old style” Apple TV remote but I still have difficulty forking over for this new one

if I were in the market for a new atv it being a pack in is a great thing
 

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With all the Roku, Firestick and Google devices that do the exact same thing for less than the cost of the Apple TV remote, not to mention the new smart TVs that have AirPlay 2 built in I don’t understand the point of this over-priced device.
 
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Jukens

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check your credit card offers, had 2 cards offering $50 cash back on purchases over $55 at verizon wireless!
 

jarman92

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With all the Roku, Firestick and Google devices that do the exact same thing for less than the cost of the Apple TV remote, not to mention the new smart TVs that have AirPlay 2 built in I don’t understand the point of this over-priced device.

The TV is just a way better device with way better software. Still too expensive, but in a totally different class than Roku/Fire/Google.
 
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Carlanga

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The TV is just a way better device with way better software. Still too expensive, but in a totally different class than Roku/Fire/Google.
In what way better softtware? I have an appletv hd and an amazon 4k firetv (the tv itself not a stick).
 

MK11

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With all the smart TVs and ability to download apps including Apple TV I see no need for this unless you want or take it places
 

kk200

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Cannot recall when I used my Atv remote last time. All family members only use iOS/iPadOS remote widget.
 
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mnsportsgeek

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I'll stick with my Harmony Companion. Works surprisingly well when paired via bluetooth, and I don't have to rely on the disaster that is HDMI-CEC.
 

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The link it went to the product when I tried to add it to the cart it never added to the cart kept saying zero. An hour and a links bad
 

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The TV is just a way better device with way better software. Still too expensive, but in a totally different class than Roku/Fire/Google.
I have the HD version and it’s a great device but I don’t think it’s worth the asking price compared to similar devices, that’s just my opinion of course.
 

jarman92

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In what way better softtware? I have an appletv hd and an amazon 4k firetv (the tv itself not a stick).

In general tvOS is the most fluid, most responsive, and most intuitive. It looks really nice in light and dark mode. Amazing screensavers. Siri is (uncharacteristically) excellent at searching for content across all services, and can narrow results by actors, directors, year, genre, etc. The TV app is actually quite good, and allows you to add shows to your queue from every streaming app I've encountered (Netflix being the only exception). The picture and audio quality are second to none. And if you have other Apple devices, it works seamlessly with them and all Apple services—AirPlay, Photos, Music, Podcasts, etc.
 

ThiGeever

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The way you guys sometimes overlay text on images and make them play with the image is a bit ridiculous.
 

Carlanga

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In general tvOS is the most fluid, most responsive, and most intuitive. It looks really nice in light and dark mode. Amazing screensavers. Siri is (uncharacteristically) excellent at searching for content across all services, and can narrow results by actors, directors, year, genre, etc. The TV app is actually quite good, and allows you to add shows to your queue from every streaming app I've encountered (Netflix being the only exception). The picture and audio quality are second to none. And if you have other Apple devices, it works seamlessly with them and all Apple services—AirPlay, Photos, Music, Podcasts, etc.
Meh. I find the firetv works even better than the AppleTV HD I have. I was never a fan of the tv app and Siri I find works worse than Alexa for shows. Picture and audio quality are more based on the actual tv than software since you can use even the atv app on android. IMO it’s too expensive, as it gets older it becomes less responsive which is not good for a streaming box and I will not get another one for the price they want in 2021. I tried to AirPlay a show from safari yesterday. Terrible, lags and fails in between. I would say airplay is Ok for short stuff only. I have 400mb/40 internet and use high end routers so it’s an airplay issue.
 
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