Apple TV Remote app gains support for iPad, lyrics, playlists, chapters & more

Apple’s free app for controlling Apple TVs from anywhere in your home via your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch was just updated on App Store following a barrage of software updates that the company released for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS earlier this morning. Bumped to version 1.1, the official Apple TV Remote app finally supports iPad natively and now lets you see music lyrics, browse playlists, navigate chapters and more.

Enhanced Now Playing experience available within the app supports:

  • Lyrics and playlists for music
  • Chapters, audio tracks and captions selection for movies and TV shows

This update includes general performance and stability improvements, too.

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Apple’s “What’s New” page (accessible through your fourth-generation Apple TV in Settings → System → What’s New) mentions remote control from iPad.

Grab Apple TV Remote at no charge from App Store.

If you’d like to control iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC from anywhere in your home via your iOS devices, you may want to download Apple’s old remote app. Now called iTunes Remote, it was last updated in February 2016 with support for Apple’s Two-Factor Authentication system when signing in for Home Sharing.

Do you use Apple’s Remote apps?