The New Siri Remote Works with Older Models
Perhaps the coolest thing about the new Apple TV 4K is the new second-generation Siri Remote that’s being packed in with it, and the good news is that it’s not exclusive to the new model.
In fact, you’ll be able to order the new Siri Remote separately on April 30th — the same day as the new Apple TV 4K — for $59, and it will work with all tvOS-based Apple TV models, right back to the original 2015 Apple TV HD.
Let’s face it, the old Siri Remote is pretty controversial, so if you’ve been itching to get a new remote for your old Apple TV, but don’t see a need to splurge for the new A12 version, this could make for a nice upgrade by itself.
Unfortunately, for those folks who loved the original Siri Remote, it seems that Apple has stopped selling that one separately. It’s unclear if the older one even works with the new Apple TV 4K, although we suspect the compatibility of older models with the new Siri Remote works both ways.