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March 28, 2017

Apple Adds iPad Support to Apple TV Remote App

by John_A

Apple today updated its Apple TV Remote app to introduce iPad support, allowing the Remote app to be used on the iPad for the first time. Prior to today’s update, the Apple TV Remote interface was only designed for the iPhone.

For those unfamiliar with the Apple TV Remote app, it’s designed to be used with the fourth-generation Apple TV and functions similarly to the hardware-based Siri Remote. It includes support for navigation via touch gestures, Siri commands, gameplay, and more.

On the iPad, the control interface is similar to the iPhone interface, but there’s more screen space to display features like the Now Playing window alongside broader controls.

Along with support for the iPad, today’s update introduces an enhanced “Now Playing” experience that includes lyrics and playlists for music and chapters, audio tracks, and captions selection for movies and TV shows.

General performance and stability improvements have also been baked into the update.

Apple TV Remote can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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