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Apple TV Remote App for iOS Gets New Icon

Apple today updated its Apple TV Remote app, which doesn't receive new features very often. According to Apple's release notes, there's nothing major that's included in the update, but it does feature a new app icon. The prior icon was an Apple logo next to the word "TV," the branding that Apple uses for its Apple TV set-top boxes. The new logo resembles the Apple TV Remote, making it clearer what its function is. Today's revamped logo matches the updated logo for the Apple TV Remote option in the Control Center on iOS devices. Apple also changed that icon from the Apple TV branding to a remote control design in the iOS 12.2 update. iOS 12.2 brought other changes to the Remote option on the iPhone and iPad as well, introducing a design that is darker, more streamlined, and takes up the majority of the iPhone's interface. With a full Apple TV Remote available in Control Center on modern devices, there's little reason to download the standalone Apple TV Remote app. Apple is, however, still keeping it around, and according to today's release notes, version 2.2 brings "general performance and stability improvements" along with the new app icon. The Apple TV Remote app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Apple to Release New Apple TV Remote App for iOS With Full Siri Functionality in First Half of 2016

Apple senior executive Eddy Cue has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the company is developing a new Apple TV Remote app with full Siri Remote functionality on iPhone to be released in the first half of 2016.“We’re working on a new Apple TV remote app that will give you the full functionality of the Siri Remote on your iPhone,” Cue said. “We’re hoping to ship that in the first half of next year.”Apple released tvOS 9.1 for the new Apple TV on Tuesday, enabling support for the current Remote app on iOS devices and the Apple Watch. Cue also said Apple's new tvOS App Store is off to a "great" start, with over 2,000 apps available in the store.“We’re seeing tremendous developer interest,” Cue told BuzzFeed News. “Already we have over 2,000 apps live in the store. And on the customer side, things are going great. What we’ve found is that a little over half of transactions are coming from people upgrading from the last Apple TV and just about the other half are coming from new customers that are buying their first Apple TV.”Many of those apps are pick-up-and-play games such as Crossy Road and Mr. Jump, and Cue mentioned how the new Apple TV caters to casual gamers that aren't looking to purchase an Xbox or PlayStation.“What we’re seeing with the new Apple TV is to me very similar to what happened with gaming on the iPhone,” Cue said. “When we first announced the iPhone, we didn’t tout it as a gaming device. But games became a huge part of iPhone, because it turns out that a lot more people than just hardcore gamers love games. We expanded the market. I think the vast

Apple Remote App for iOS Now Works With New Apple TV Following tvOS 9.1 Update

Today's tvOS 9.1 update for the fourth-generation Apple TV enables a feature that many have been missing - support for the Remote app on iOS devices and Apple Watch. Prior to today, the new Apple TV was not compatible with the Remote app that has long allowed iPhone and iPad users to control their second and third-generation Apple TVs with their iOS devices. Apple likely skipped implementing Remote support for the new Apple TV initially because it includes a touch-based remote control that enables many of the same gestures, but users have expressed some disappointment that the app didn't work. The Remote app may mimic the touch-based interface of the physical Apple TV remote control, but it will be handy in a pinch should that remote become lost or misplaced. Being able to use the Remote app will also remedy one of the most frustrating aspects of the new Apple TV -- text entry. Prior to today, it was necessary to use the swipe controls on the physical Apple TV remote with an on-screen keyboard to enter text. The Remote app will allow iPhone and iPad owners to use their devices to enter text much more quickly. The Remote iOS app does not require updating to work with the fourth-generation Apple TV, but the set-top box does require tvOS 9.1 to be installed. Today's iOS 9.2 update is also not required and we have confirmed that the Remote app works with iOS devices running earlier versions of iOS

Apple Updates Long List of Apps With Bug Fixes as Keynote for iOS Gains Apple Watch Controls

Apple today updated a number of its iOS and Mac apps, bringing bug fixes and performance improvements to Beats Music, Remote, Xcode, Keynote for Mac, Pages for Mac, Numbers for Mac, Pages for iOS, Numbers for iOS, and Keynote for iOS. Keynote for iOS was the only app to receive an update introducing new features, gaining support for the Keynote Remote Apple Watch app that will let Keynote presentations be controlled directly from the wrist. Today's round of updates are the first Apple's iWork apps for Mac and iOS have seen since January. None of the apps have gained significant new features since an October update that brought compatibility with OS X Yosemite and Continuity. Both Beats Music and Remote have also gone several months without seeing an update until today, having last been updated in November and September,