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The Remote app now works with the new Apple TV

The Remote app now works with the new Apple TV

Connected Theater
December 8, 2015

One of the most bothersome issues with the new Apple TV has been fixed in tvOS 9.1, which landed earlier today.

You can now use Apple’s official Remote app with the revamped device. Using the app, you can navigate around the different menus and apps. Most importantly, users can also enter log-in and password information directly from an iPhone or iPad. That’s much easier than using the included Siri Remote.


The Remote app can be used to navigate around the new Apple TV and also enter log-in and password information.

Just to note, to use the Remote app with the fourth-generation streaming device, you will need to turn the Home Sharing functionality on. That can be done by heading to Settings, Accounts, and then Home Sharing.

Apple Watch users can even control their Apple TV directly from the wearable device.


The Remote app on the Apple Watch.

For other news today, see: Apple WatchOS 2.1 arrives with new language support and bug fixes, Alternatives to Mailbox: what to look for, and Should we expect ‘Apple Watch 2′ and ‘iPhone 6c’ in March?

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