Eddy Cue, talking with BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski:
We’re working on a new Apple TV remote app that will give you the full functionality of the Siri Remote on your iPhone. We’re hoping to ship that in the first half of next year.
Yours truly in Replacing the Apple Remote App:
Apple could develop the app to mimic the Siri Remote’s full functionality, including making use of the iPhone’s microphone to send commands to your Apple TV with Siri.