Inexpensive Apple TV remote frees you from fiddly voice, touch controls

This inexpensive Apple TV remote frees you from fiddly voice and touch controls


Ditch your Siri Remote for this $30 Apple TV remote.
Skip unreliable Siri commands and get this button-tastic Apple TV remote.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Apple TVs are beautiful, and if you like the Siri remote, then they’re perfect. However, if you want a traditional remote that works seamlessly with your Apple TV, you want the Function101 Button Remote for Apple TV, available for just $29.95.

Function101 packed everything you’d expect from a traditional remote into its alternative Apple TV remote. Loaded with buttons, it’s made to smoothly navigate the Apple TV’s unique interface. Easy to use and easier to install, it gives you total control of your Apple TV in seconds — no voice or touch commands required.

This post contains affiliate links. Cult of Mac may earn a commission when you use our links to buy items.

An alternative Apple TV remote

This Apple TV remote comes with all the basic functions you’d find on any remote. You can change the volume, navigate through menus, pause/play — all the standard bells and whistles you’re used to.

What makes it uniquely suited to your Apple TV is the custom functions that let you access apps, open the Apple TV menu and a lot more. Plus, the infrared technology means you can connect to your TV from nearly 40 feet away, in case you really want to stretch that crystal-clear image resolution and watch a movie from down the hall.

The Button Remote works with all Apple TVs. Its excellent performance earned it 4 stars on Amazon from hundreds of users, with many raving about how easy it is to unbox and start using. Cult of Mac publisher Leander Kahney called it “perhaps the easiest way to use your Apple TV” our review.

Save on Function101 Button Remote

The Function101 Button Remote is a perfect alternative to the Siri remote. If you don’t like voice controls, this is the remote you need. It also makes a great replacement if you lose or break your original Apple TV remote. Instead of dropping $59 to replace your Siri Remote, get one that’s easier to use and costs half the price.

You can get the Function101 Button Remote for Apple TV on sale for $29.95. It will let you unlock everything your Apple TV offers, without dealing with annoying controls.

Prices subject to change.


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.