New Apple TV Remote App With Siri Rolls Out To App Store


Several months ago, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi talked about Apple today an extensive interview. In that interview they had time to talk about the Apple TV fourth generation and a Remote app much more capable than allow us to leave the Siri Remote in a drawer and use all of its features from our iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, but not with the iPad . This application is now available and its name is Apple TV Remote.

The application that was called just before “Remote” is now called “iTunes Remote”, so that either no longer compatible with the Apple TV fourth generation in a future update or will remain as limited as it is right now. That application allowed us to move through the interface TVOS, but we could not use it to play or ask things via Siri. That’s something we do we do with the new Apple TV Remote application.


  • Browse the Apple TV with touch gestures.
  • Type text, email addresses and passwords quickly using the keyboard.
  • Asks Siri to find something great to watch, listen or play.
  • Controls movie playback, TV Show or song you’re watching or listening.
  • Use the accelerometer and gyroscope for playing video games.
  • Turn on Game active mode to simplified game controls.

So I could try (little), with Apple TV Remote is easier to move through menus tvOS, something to contribute and start the Menu buttons. Ask things Siri also works quite well, but we must bear in mind that the iPhone microphone is on the bottom of the phone, not up as in the Siri Remote. In short, we are facing an application that sends our iPhone or iPod one Siri Remote. My question is: could not have added this feature in the Remote application that was already available?

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