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New Roku Voice Remote Pro sports an Apple TV+ button

Roku has unveiled the US$29.99 Roku Voice Remote Pro, which features — as noted by The Verge — an Apple TV+ button. It’s the first time an Apple TV+ button has appeared on any remote control.

The remote is compatible with all Roku TV models, audio devices, and select streaming players for $29.99. According to Mark Ely, vice president, Retail Product Strategy at Roku, it features:

  • Rechargeable battery: Keep the remote powered for months on a single charge. It works with any standard USB charger
  • Lost remote finder: Say “Hey Roku, where’s my remote?” or use the free Roku mobile app (available for iOS and Android) and listen for a little chime to locate everyone’s favorite TV companion.
  • TV controls: Power the TV, adjust volume and mute.
  • Personal shortcuts:  Save favorite voice commands for one-touch control (press and hold after giving a voice command to save).
  • Private listening: Don’t wake the house, just plug headphones (sold separately) into the headphone jack and the TV will mute automatically.
  • Hands-free: Forget about reaching for the remote. Just say “Hey Roku” and a command to turn the TV on, adjust the volume, control playback, and more without lifting a finger.
  • Push-to-talk: Prefer not to have always on listening devices in the home? Leverage the hardware switch to turn off the hands-free voice feature and use push-to-talk voice controls.
Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.