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]

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Rene Ritchie

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Reader comments

Apple releases Remote 2.0 for iPhone and iPad


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

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

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.