CNN Underscored says that the redesigned Siri Remote is the “best” they’ve ever tested and a “must buy” for Apple TV users:
"The Siri Remote is the star here, and it’s the best remote we’ve ever tested. It’s simple, minimalistic and, most importantly, intuitive to use. It’s a serious upgrade over the original, and if you’re currently happy with your previous-gen Apple TV 4K, we’d pay $59.99 and get the new remote. If you have an aging Apple TV HD, now is a terrific time to upgrade and future proof yourself for several years. Of course, you’ll also get the new Siri Remote.".
Rene Ritchie at iMore did have one criticism of the new Siri Remote, that being the Back button, previously known as the Menu button:
"What it won't solve for is the Menu button. Apple's renamed it Back, but like the Android back button of old, it's more like a random action button. If you're watching a video in the Apple TV app, and you press it, you get an option bar on the bottom of the screen. Then you have to press it again to exit. But if you press it in, say Netflix or Disney+, you're insta-dumped out of the video. On YouTube, back will dismiss the overlay. In Prime Video, it'll insta-dump you."
Sorry to hear that CEC is not working for your setup.FWIW, the CEC implementations on the new Apple TV, the Yamaha rx-v379 and the Samsung QN90A do not play well together. Unless all of CEC is disabled, the TV is constantly put into "TV Speakers" mode when it shant. I had to go back to my Harmony setup. That sweet, sweet new power button is useless to me.
I filled it out. I doubt it ever finds its way to engineering though.
That sounds promising. 😊When I press the power button on the new Siri remote that came with my new ATV4K (2nd generation) , it behaves as stated; it turns on my TV and the ATV. I can also put the ATV to sleep and turn off my TV with the button. I thought this was odd since my Sony TV does not have CEC turned on.
On a hunch, I took the remote into another room that also has a Sony TV but does not have an Apple TV connected to it. When I pressed the power button, this TV also turned on. I'm thinking it must be putting out an IR signal, or is there something I'm not understanding correctly about all of this?