Apple's TV Remote App Pulled From App Store Since Functionality is Available in Control Center

Apple recently pulled the "Apple TV Remote" app from the App Store, which was designed to let users control their Apple TVs from their iPhones or iPads with a touch-based remote interface.

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It's not quite clear when Apple nixed the app, but it was quietly removed and clicking on the prior link for the app confirms that it is no longer available. 9to5Mac discovered that Apple has also removed references to the ‌Apple TV‌ Remote app, suggesting that it has been discontinued. The Apple Remote support article, for example, references only the Apple TV Remote in Control Center.

The ‌Apple TV‌ Remote app has received few updates in recent years and as of iOS 12, there's been Remote app functionality baked into the Control Center, which can be accessed more quickly than with the dedicated Remote app. The Remote app was likely deemed unnecessary with the more simple Control Center option available.

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Top Rated Comments

tubedogg Avatar
13 months ago
The Control Center version lacks 10-second skip buttons, as well as what others have mentioned. It's definitely a step down using the Control Center version, and I've never really liked it.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Windows 8 Avatar
13 months ago

The Control Center version lacks 10-second skip buttons, as well as what others have mentioned. It's definitely a step down using the Control Center version, and I've never really liked it.
This is on 14.0.1 with AppleTV 4K.

Are those two buttons mere halucinations then?

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Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shellbo6901 Avatar
13 months ago
That’s nice, but the control center one has NEVER worked, unless I use the app first ):
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GreenLightLuke Avatar
13 months ago
We control our Apple TV exclusively with our phones and the control centre remote loses connection half the time.

The app is much better (for whatever reason) - never disconnects randomly and works fine
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
btrach144 Avatar
13 months ago
Seems like a step back as you lack the game controller mode in the control center widget.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
plandersen Avatar
13 months ago



This is on 14.0.1 with AppleTV 4K.

Are those two buttons mere halucinations then?
I think people are forgetting that the 10-sec-skip buttons only show when playing a video.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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