Identify your Apple TV remote

Learn how to identify your remote by its serial number and other details.

 

Siri Remote (2nd generation) or Apple TV Remote (2nd generation)

Description: Aluminum silver casing with a clickpad
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 and IR transmitter
Battery: Rechargeable internal battery (not user replaceable)
Compatibility: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD
Serial number: Listed in Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote

Details: Siri Remote (2nd generation) and Apple TV Remote (2nd generation) ship* with Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) and features a touch-enabled clickpad for navigation. The remote uses Bluetooth 5.0 to communicate with Apple TV 4K and IR technology to control other devices. 

Learn more about your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote.

Siri Remote (1st generation) or Apple TV Remote (1st generation)

Description: Black aluminum casing and glass Touch surface
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 and IR transmitter
Battery: Rechargeable internal battery (not user replaceable)
Compatibility: Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD
Serial number: Listed in Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote

Details: Siri Remote (1st generation) and Apple TV Remote (1st generation) ship* with Apple TV 4K (1st generation) and Apple TV HD and features a Touch surface for touch navigation. The remote uses Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate with Apple TV and IR technology to control other devices. 

Learn more about your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote.

Apple Remote (aluminum)

Description: Aluminum silver casing
Connectivity: IR transmitter
Battery: Replaceable CR2032 or BR2032 lithium 3V coin battery
Serial number: Located inside the battery compartment
Compatibility: Any Apple TV

Details: The Apple Remote (aluminum) ships with Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation). It also works with other models of Apple TV, though functionality might be limited. The remote's aluminum body has dedicated buttons for Menu and Play, and a round navigation button for pressing up, down, left, and right. 

Learn more about your Apple Remote (aluminum)

Apple Remote (white)

Description: White casing
Connectivity: IR transmitter
Battery: Replaceable CR2032 lithium 3V coin battery
Serial number: Located on the back
Compatibility: Any Apple TV

Details: The Apple Remote (white) ships with Apple TV (1st generation). It also works with other models of Apple TV, though functionality might be limited. The remote has dedicated buttons for Menu and Play, and a round navigation button for pressing up, down, left, and right. 

 

 

*Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD ship with the same remote everywhere. In countries and regions that support Siri, the remote is called Siri Remote. Elsewhere, it’s called Apple TV Remote. Siri works on either remote as long as your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD is set up with a language and country or region that supports Siri.

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