Back in October of 2015, Apple released a lengthy waited for equipment update to the Apple TV– and with it, a glossy new Apple TELEVISION remote. You could possibly talk with the remote to issue voice commands (“Siri, play Pitch Perfect 2. Yes, again. Don’t evaluate me, Siri. You have no idea me.”) and also flick around a built-in trackpad for fast navigation.
But long-time Apple TV customers saw something quick: Apple’s Remote application for the iPhone, which allowed you to control the Apple TV with your apple iphone when the specialized remote had not been handy, had not been keeping track of the brand-new feature collection. Fundamental functionality (like making use of the iPhone as a keyboard) worked– however every one of the nifty brand-new things was missing.
It appears like that’ll be altering soon. In a meeting with John Gruber, Apple’s Swirl Cue and also Craig Federighi set out some details of a coming Remote application update:
Eddy Sign: We have a new remote app. if you have an iphone, you could make use of the keyboard on the iPhone.
Craig: As well as even more compared to that, really … there’s complete Siri, from your phone, communicating to your TELEVISION. That’s a great upgrade to that app.
Gruber: Well, there’s a remote application [currently] for the apple iphone currently that you can connect to AppleTV.
Eddy: There is. As Craig claimed, it just does the key-board … the brand-new remote application will have all the capabilities of the brand-new Apple TV remote does, like Siri.
Craig: And undoubtedly, you have the trackpad function of the remote– you’ll be able to do that with the phone. It’s really a full replacement.
Gruber: Will it deal with several of the games? So if there’s a 2 gamer game, somebody can utilize their phone, someone else could make use of the remote?
Eddy: Yep– that’s precisely it. Remote for a single person, phone for one person.
It’s actually quite shocking to hear Hint as well as Federighi chat so freely concerning new things in the pipeline, commonly, Apple intended to keep also the smallest of details under lock and element. In between this as well as opening iOS betas to the public, it’s as if an individual at Apple claimed “Possibly … maybe we don’t need to be quite so secretive…”
Want to hear it for on your own? The appropriate bit starts at 22:10 approximately in this week’s episode of Gruber’s The Talk Show.