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SiriMote v1.4.5 is now available.
With SiriMote, you can control your Mac and all sorts of applications with your Apple TV Siri Remote (from 2015 onwards).
Version 1.4.5 adds support for the new USB-C Apple TV Siri Remote.
SiriMote is freeware and requires macOS 10.12 or newer (macOS 11.0 Big Sur or newer definitely recommended for these newer remotes).


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If you enjoy SiriMote, please do check out my other apps – available on the Mac- and iOS App Stores – on my website. Thank you!

A special thanks goes to Andreas Hegenberg (known, among others, for BetterTouchTool) for giving me the new identifier this new remote has.

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Just a quick update on SiriMote, as I’ve been putting out a few updates for it over the last few weeks.

The app now has improved support for controlling the following apps with the Apple TV Siri Remote:
– Boinx Software’s FotoMagico
– Kodi
– Apple’s Keynote
– Apple’s TV App
– Infuse 7

SiriMote is freeware, and you can download it here.

Enjoy 🤗

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For my freeware app SiriMote (which lets you control your Mac and its apps with your Apple TV Remote), I created a code-drawn representation of Apple TV’s Siri Remote (versions 2015-2021).

I figured, sharing is caring, so here you go, you can get at it over on GitHub.

It’s written in Objective-C, was built with Xcode 12.5.1 and runs on macOS 10.12.2 and newer.

Enjoy 😊

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Today, I’ve updated SiriMote to version 1.2.

What Is SiriMote?

With SiriMote, you can control your Mac with your Apple TV Siri Remote:

  • Control your Mac’s volume
  • Control iTunes (play/pause, next or previous track, fast forward, rewind)
  • Control Keynote (next or previous slide)
  • Control QuickTime Player (play/pause, fast forward, rewind)
  • Control VLC Player (play/pause, next or previous track, fast forward, rewind)
  • Control Microsoft PowerPoint (start/stop slideshow, next or previous slide)
  • Control any Mac app that reacts to your Mac’s keyboard’s media keys

What’s New in SiriMote 1.2?

Most notably, SiriMote 1.2 lets you put your Mac (or its display) to sleep using your remote.
Press and hold the remote’s Home button for a second, and the following bezel will appear:

SiriMote's Sleep Options Bezel

It’s a little larger than usual, because I figured you’d like to be able to read it from afar. It then lets you choose between putting only your Mac’s display to sleep or the entire system.
You can wake your Mac’s display again with any button of the remote – waking from system sleep currently only works with a keyboard or mouse/trackpad, not the remote.

SiriMote is now localized in German, Sparkle (used for the update mechanism) has been updated to version 1.14.0.
I’ve also switched to Auto-Layout instead of NSView’s autoresizing mechanism, which you can read about in this  What I… blog post.

As you can see in the screenshot above, the Siri Remote is now not a graphic anymore, but drawn entirely in code, allowing for absolutely free resizing (which you can read about a bit here). The code for it will be open sourced soon.

Pricing and Availability

SiriMote is a freeware application, which means you can download and use it without limitations for free. If you like it, please consider taking a look at my other apps – thank you!
The app is available for download from SiriMote’s website (direct download).
SiriMote requires OS X El Capitan 10.11 or newer and an Apple TV Siri Remote.

If you’re interested in writing about SiriMote, you can download the press kit here, which contains screenshots and further information.


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