The remote is basically a wireless mouse
In addition to a handful of new buttons, the remote has gone from silver to black and boasts a slick glass touchpad at the top, which makes scrolling around a whole lot easier. It's also equipped with a built-in gyroscope and accelerometer so it doubles as a dynamic Wii-esque game controller. And good news for anyone else who screamed out in agony every time their sofa gobbled up the old, irritatingly thin remote: this one is slightly thicker.
... and it responds to voice commands
Thanks to the remote's built-in microphone and some help from Siri, you can skip clicking through a labyrinth of menus and pull up a specific show, film, or video simply by asking for it.
Siri can help you pick what to watch
Since Siri is a lot smarter now, you can ask her to refine your choices by hyper-specific genres, e.g., action movies released in the '70s. Or, have her filter them even further by asking just for the good ones -- she factors in Rotten Tomatoes reviews to help you pick.