Apple’s just-announced Apple TV 4K comes with a new Siri Remote that has a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port, but if you want to buy the remote separately for the Apple TV device you already own, you can order one for $59 from Apple’s website. As I write this, I can order it today for delivery on Thursday or pickup at a local Apple Store on Friday.
Beyond the changed charging port, the design of this third-generation Siri Remote is the same as the last generation, which itself was a significant redesign and a massive improvement. Apple says the new remote is compatible with “all generations” of the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.
Over the past few years, Apple has been starting to switch its products away from Lightning charging, with the iPad line just completing the switch today. Many Apple accessories and devices still rely on the decade-old charging port, including the recently released iPhone 14 series of smartphones and second-gen AirPods Pro. But with a USB-C-equipped iPhone potentially just around the corner, it seems likely that the Siri Remote is just the first of many products to make the change.