While Siri may have starred with The Rock, it's still best known as the voice command tool behind Apple devices. And, all too often, the voice command tool that demands you repeat your request repeatedly and at increasing volume just to fire up "The Morning Show." If you're sick of yelling at your TV just to get it to work, the Function101 Button Remote for Apple TV & Apple TV 4K gives you back the buttons you so dearly miss. And for a limited time, you can save 15% on them with our pre-Black Friday sale!

Tested Technology

To address the issues with voice commands, the Function101 returns to old-school remote technology, namely infrared (IR) blasters. Despite the name, these just use quick pulses of light not visible to the human eye to issue commands.

And yes, your Apple TV can receive IR commands, as the Function team has tested their remote with all current models. Unlike the headphone jack, it seems there's some old technology Apple is willing to keep around. As long as you have a line of sight to your Apple TV, it'll accept the commands with minimal configuration from up to 39 feet away.

Easy To Use

With a typical button layout just like other remote, the Function101 is easy to use with both your Apple TV and the television it's connected to. There's a rocker switch labeled "P" that handles unique functions, with a long press up to open the command center and a long press down to open app switching.

The black plastic case and silicon buttons make it rugged while also blending in with your other remotes. While yelling at the TV is a long-standing viewing tradition, it really should be reserved for blown leads and dumb statements by politicians. With the Function101, you can focus on the show, not getting the remote to work.

Get the Function101 Button Remote for Apple TV/Apple TV 4K for $25.46 (reg. $29.95) with coupon SAVE15NOV.

Prices subject to change.

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