Tired of that old remote that came with your Apple TV?
Apple recently released Remote 2.1.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, an update to their software allows iDevices to control Apple TV and iTunes over wifi.
The Remote application is free for your device and makes it much easier to control Apple TV. As anyone with the pack-in Apple remote probably knows, it’s not the best for navigating and searching for content. Remote makes all that easy by giving you access to a keyboard and easy playback controls that would be impossible with a standard remote control.
Those who don’t have Apple TV can use it to remotely control their playlist on iTunes. Though it may not make much of a difference if you tend to be near your computer (as we do) while listening to your iTunes music. Oh well, it’s still pretty nifty.
Here are some of the improvements in the Remote app update:
What’s New in Version Remote 2.1.1
‚Ä¢ Improvements when connecting to iTunes or Apple TV
‚Ä¢ Addition of a “skip back” button when playing video
‚Ä¢ Additional stability and performance improvements
It’s designed for both iPad and iPhone as well as the iPod touch, and is available as a free download from the App Store.
Remote on App Store – Link