New Apple TV Remote App
By : Mohamed Akram
January 7, 2017
At 2016 Apple announces the new App Apple TV remote out, which works for the 4th generation Apple TV.
Apple TV siri remote has a lot of functionality in it,
however now there is a new Apple TV remote App for the IPhone (for IOS).
It picks most of the same features as the physical remote but, even more.
So when you first open it up you are prompted to connect it to your device using a code and when setup the interface looks rather familiar.
You have most of the same functions as the physical remote.
The touch pads on top, the menu button, play and pause, siri and home.
The only thing missing is the volume controls,
so you wouldn’t be able to control the TV’s volume using the app.
The Touch Pad
On the touch pad you can sweep around and select what you want,
you even get a ticking sound when you click,
if you hold down on siri you get all the siri commands and with the menu button you can do things like double press to turn on the screen saver and on the home button you can double press to turn on the App switcher, you can also hold to put it in to sleep mode. All same features that you are used to in the physical remote are her in the App.
However it also does more, when you are playing something you go to the now playing section and there you get your playback controls so you can skip forwards and back. Also when playing a game, you get a new option.
A game controller that appears on top of the screen and this is for the buttons to be better suited when playing a game. Now the great thing about the App is the keyboard, now if you want to search about something you can just use the keyboard and just makes life much easier.