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Sideclick – One Remote to Rule Them All
If you are one of the thousands of people who have cut the cord, then you don’t rely on cable for your entertainment. You may choose instead to stream TV shows and movies with a Roku, Firestick or Apple TV. There’s just one problem with having these streaming devices: their remotes. The remotes aren’t made to connect to the TV, only to the boxes or streaming sticks. That means that you have a separate TV remote to keep up with along with the streaming remote.
I can’t tell you how many times I have lost my Firestick remote because it’s so small and slim and the same can go for the Roku remote. Even though the streaming box or stick can be controlled via an app, you still have to keep up with that TV remote. Sideclick is finally along to change all of that.
Sideclick is a universal remote but with a function unlike other universal remotes. It attaches to your streaming device remote, so you only need to keep up with one central remote. It’s kind of so simple I can’t believe no one thought of it sooner.
The remote controls all kinds of devices like your TV, Blu-Ray, DVD player and more. It’s a slim remote that snaps on with an included adapter clip, you only need to choose what player you have to make the right match.
You can still use the functions of the streaming remote but now you have additional universal remote functions. For instance, if you buy the Firestick Sideclick remote, then you can use the voice search (if available on your remote) and the Sideclick functions.
Right now, Sideclick is available for Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, MixBox, and Nexus Streaming devices, plus their respective remotes. For $29.99, you can get the custom-sized Sideclick remote and adapter clip for the remote of your choice.
If you want additional Sideclick adapter clips, they can also be purchased for $9.99 a set — this will come in handy if your kid or spouse breaks the clip which could happen during a remote control fight. I’m pretty impressed because it seems like Sideclick works with Apple TV gen 2, 3, 4 and 5.
As for Roku, those have been around a while, but some cord cutter still use their older Rokus (me) and that’s not a problem because Sideclick is compatible with all kinds of models of Roku Express, Roku Ultra, Roku streaming stick and even Roku TVs. When you go to purchase a Sideclick remote, you’ll see a list of all compatible models so you know you’re making the right purchase.
I know that many people resolve to cut their cable in the New Year, and this is a perfect time to do it. Not only are most streaming players or sticks available for a reasonable price but a Sideclick is going to add to the functionality of your entertainment options. Sideclick can be purchased on their website, on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.