Common Electronics Inc. (UEI) has launched its model of the notoriously unpopular Apple TV distant “particularly developed and designed” for cable, satellite tv for pc, and MVPD (multichannel video program distributor) prospects, the company announced.
The distant makes use of Bluetooth low power or infrared to attach with the field, has a microphone to talk instructions to Siri, and its common distant perform permits management of TVs and audio gadgets from any model or producer. It has backlit keys, which activate through an ambient mild sensor, a button to flip via channels, and a mute button, based on UEI.
“We’re excited that prospects worldwide will quickly be capable to get pleasure from this new distant, designed particularly for the rising variety of MVPDs providing Apple TV 4K to their subscribers,” mentioned Paul Arling, CEO of Common Electronics, in a press release.
Common isn’t the primary firm to introduce an Apple TV distant different; final yr, Swiss TV and web supplier Salt developed a remote in collaboration with Apple after the touchpad controls on the native distant proved irritating for customers used to having commonplace buttons. And Function introduced its Button Remote for Apple TV in July. The Salt mannequin has been difficult to buy within the US.
UEI’s distant can be obtainable starting subsequent yr, however shoppers gained’t be capable to purchase the distant instantly from Common. The corporate plans to promote branded variations of the distant instantly through the cable firms.