“SiriMote works by pairing the Siri Remote to any Mac that supports Bluetooth 4.0 and is running OS X El Capitan,” Graham Spencer reports for MacStories.
“To pair the Siri Remote you’ll need to turn off your Apple TV, press the Menu and Volume Up buttons on the Siri Remote for a few seconds and pair it from OS X’s Bluetooth settings, located in System Preferences,” Spencer reports. “There’s no doubt it is a bit fiddly to set up, but once it’s set up, it works great. SiriMote works by translating buttons on the Siri Remote into buttons from a keyboard (specifically, the media keys). Because it is simply emulating the standard media keys, SiriMote works with iTunes, Keynote, QuickTime, VLC and other apps that work with the Mac media keys.”
Spencer reports, “Unfortunately, for now at least, the touch surface of the Siri Remote can’t be used by SiriMote. ”
Moe info and links in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Could be useful in spots, but imagine if the touch surface controlled your Mac’s cursor and if you could actually use Siri to get things done!