Can we cut the hyperbole? It's not "broken", however it could be improved.
It might not be 'broken' but as a heavy user, it does become very annoying, which isn't a great experience.
My Siri Remote stopped working. The volume works on the TV, it is charged, and I have tried unpairing it etc. Any other ideas before I take it to the store?
(Sorry for thread hijacking.)
Happened to me the other day, turns out I just needed a charge. Which was weird, because I got no on-screen warning, and the volume buttons still worked. Tried unpairing and resetting and all that, but a charge fixed it. My theory: the volume function was using IR and the other buttons needed Bluetooth/etc to work, so they "died" first. Or maybe I'm crazy.
Tried it already, but I'll try again and leave it on for longer. Thanks.
This happened to me last week. I did everything I could think of, but the fix was to hold the Menu button and Volume Up button together for a few seconds.
Tried this one, no luck.
In exchange for the accidental touches, I get otherwise the most intuitive remote I've ever used, so this is a tough one.
I agree that when I'm intending to use it, it's a great experience
Just my two cents on why I think the new Apple TV is hamstrung by it's janky remote