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Makes me think that the future of TV remote controls is going to be more like this;

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...and less like these;

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Because occasionally – very occasionally – I need to do something that the buttons on my TV remote don't let me do, which is enter text into Apple TV (generally when searching for something specific in YouTube.) When I need to do that, its easier to get my iPhone out and use the Remote app.

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I should point out that I've actually got one of these 1, which since setting up, I have never actually used. Because its more effort to get it from whatever dusty corner its ended up in than to enter text on an annoying left/right/up/down controller, navigating around an on screen alphabet.

  1. although with a slightly different 'special' keyboard layout.