Apple releases Remote 2.0 for iPhone and iPad

Apple Remote app for iPad

Apple has finally updated their Remote app to version 2.0, and included support for iPad 4 and iPod touch 4 Retina Display, and for the iPad. It will also support shared libraries for iTunes and, of course, the new Apple TV (2010) that's just started to hit the streets. AirPlay is also supported, currently for what was previously AirTunes, and no doubt for full on iOS 4.2 video goodness when that's released as well.

Previous rumors have suggested Apple's Remote app was the work of a single engineer at the company who had since been reassigned. Whether that was accurate or not, it looks like the release of the new Apple TV was enough to get Remote out of mothballs and onto the iPad, with a new iTunes 10-style icon to boot.

I loved the previous version of Remote, especially for entering passwords and searches -- onerous via the infrared remote -- so I'm eager to try this one out. If you have already, let us know what you think.

[Free - iTunes link]

Rene Ritchie

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nickpthemft says:

iPhone 4, not iPad 4. Correct?

BuffDaddyDeluxe says:

@Nick, correct. It looks a lot better than b4 the update and works great so far!

BuffDaddyDeluxe says:

It's great actually, we can edit and creat playlists from within the app itself. Nice touch....

Boots says:

Working good here, very convenient!

Queenie says:

Thnkas for the insight. It brings light into the dark!

Sean says:

Yes, it works on the original iPad... have it here already. Looks good.

jgr627 says:

Apple has really polished this new update and does what they do best and thats make a great product

Bor15 says:

Not updating the new icon look in App's in iTunes once downloaded?

dloveprod says:

Apple tries to make developing apps sound so easy during keynotes yet it takes them months to do updates, idu

Jeremy Frick says:

The iPad version looks great and and sure makes it a lot easier to navigate a large volume of movies. Just wish I had the 2nd gen appleTV to play with it.

welllove says:

aha, great! Just enjoy my favourite movies...

MAGNUS says:

Does the Home Share feature allow me to stream media to my iPad from my pc?

sreviews says:

Getting the chance to be any holiday is a thrilling time for anyone.