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By Dan Moren for Macworld

To fix the Apple TV, why not free Siri from the Siri Remote?

Among the many things I find frustrating about the Apple TV experience—and yes, there are more than a few—the Siri Remote is near the top of the list. The small slab of metal, glass, and plastic was billed as one of the marquee features of the new set-top box when it debuted back in fall 2015, but my experience with it has been largely underwhelming.

I was, at the time of its introduction, hopeful about the Siri Remote’s potential. Apple went so far as to call it “the only remote you’ll need.”

After using it—or mostly not using it—for the last two years, I feel pretty confident in saying that it most emphatically is not.

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