Apple̵7;s Siri Remote is a work of art, but its funky trackpad and minimalist design are not for everyone. If you prefer to use a traditional remote control with your Apple TV, the new $ 30 softkey is worth a look. It is available now and shipped before the end of July.
Function is the first company to sell a traditional 3rd party remote control for Apple TV. Unlike other replacement remote controls, the Function Button’s remote control has no beautiful controls, and it requires no programming (I’m looking at you, universal remote controls). You just take out the box, sync it with your TV and start streaming media.
The function button’s remote control has a simple layout with pause / playback, volume, fast forward, mute and navigation buttons. As I said, the Siri button is missing, which eliminates your ability to use voice controls with Apple TV.
The feature’s button remote control for Apple TV is available today and delivery begins before the end of the month. But before I buy it, I suggest you look at universal remote controls. It’s hard to program, but they can control your entire media center and reduce the number of remote controls on your coffee table.
Source: Function via the edge