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Remote is a great companion to Apple TV or iTunes. Control your Apple TV with the flick of your finger or use the keyboard to quickly enter text. Connect to iTunes on your Mac or PC to play from your library as if you’re in front of your computer. Remote is the best way to control iTunes from anywhere in your home.

Control your Apple TV
• Enter text with the keyboard
• Use simple gestures to navigate Apple TV
• Control the song, movie, or TV show that's currently playing

Control your iTunes Library
• Browse and control your iTunes library from anywhere in your home
• Create and update iTunes playlists, including Genius playlists
• View album, movie, and TV show artwork
• See upcoming songs with Up Next
• Search your entire iTunes library
• Control shared libraries on iTunes and Apple TV

Listen with AirPlay Speakers
• Control iTunes to send music to AirPlay speakers
• Set the volume on each speaker independently

• Device with iOS 7 or later
• Wi-Fi connection to Apple TV or iTunes on a Mac or PC
• Apple TV (4th generation) requires tvOS 9.1 or later

Note for Apple TV (4th generation):
Remote app is designed to provide simple navigation, text input, and control with the new Apple TV. Features such as Siri, volume control, or using the accelerometer or gyroscope for game play are only made possible with the Siri Remote.

What's New in Version 4.2.3

Remote app adds support for the new Apple TV (4th generation) providing similar functionality as it did with Apple TV (3rd generation) for text input, navigation, and control.


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Customer Reviews

Went from Working to NOT Working

Apple TV is a big deal in my house! We love to stream everything on demand right from the Apple TV to our iPhones. With that being said..lately our Apple TV won't show up on our control center in my iPhone or my wife's iPhone as it would always appear as "AirPlay". I went back made sure everything was under the same network and everything was ok but for some reason still not allowing my remote app to have any response. I held the Apple TV icon on my remote app and now I can't reconnect it to my Apple TV it's asking me to do home sharing something I didn't have to even do and it was working perfectly fine. I set up the home sharing on both Apple TV and my iPhone and still nothing!!! I updated my remote app and my 3rd generation Apple TV is updated to the latest update and still won't connect!! I figured maybe it's just my phone so I tried to connect my wife's phone to our Apple TV and same problem no response ! This is starting to become very frustrating!!! I would really appreciate it if apple was to just take the time to creat a well performing product and not sale it till they get it right there shouldn't be no need to wait for updates to fix bugs or issues especially since apple doesn't give out inconvenience discounts no they charge full price and the product performance should be met at those expectations... Just get it right for once apple you have one job just one job, it shouldn't be too hard!!!

Needs work!

I thought to myself this is just what I needed to use with my iTunes. My computer is inside and I could control my music out by the pool. But then some days it would work or sometimes and other times not at all. It was very aggravating. Recently I could not even get it to find my library. kept getting message to turn home sharing on which it was already on. Today I uninstalled iTunes from my PC and then reinstalled it and now it's working again. Good luck with this app!

This is my second review of this app. This app is still very inconsistent working my iTunes library with this remote. I can be standing right in front of my computer and it will tell me to turn on home sharing on over and over and over, but it is already turned down on my iTunes account. I love the concept of this app however it does not work consistently I can be logged onto my music library. And go to change a song or turn up the volume. And the connection is down and will not reconnect.
Would you please get this app to work right and keeps me from running from outside to inside to adjust my music.


The entire Apple TV 4 experience has been completely disappointing; this meager app only adds to the growing discontent. I'm strongly considering going back to the old Apple TV and selling this new gen junk. I'm constantly skipping around in shows and movies because the new remote is so sensitive it jumps every time I even look at it. I have to ever so gently select each letter when typing something. I hate using it. The new TV's only saving grace is Siri. I'd hoped this app would bridge the gap between the new useless physical remote and Siri. Of course it doesn't. Of course Siri doesn't work with the updated Apple Remote app. Of course you can't access your iTunes library like you used to be able to. Why would Apple make things that convenient for people who are willing to pay the prices they charge? I gave this app 2 stars because at least I can now text instead of going through the 30-minute frustrating delicate dance of individual letter selection.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.2.3
  • Size: 25.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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