Apple TV software 2.1 released, supports Remote (iPod touch, iPhone control of iTunes and Apple TV)

Apple today released a new software update for Apple TV: Apple TV Software 2.1.

The Update is available via “Software Updates” in Apple TV’s “Settings.”

This Update supports Apple’s free Remote application (allows your iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes on a Mac, Windows PC, or Apple TV) and Apple’s new Mobile Me service.

Apple’s “Remote” app:
Play, pause, skip, shuffle. See your songs, plyalists, and album art on your iPod touch or iPhone as is you were right in front of your computer or Apple TV.

Remote works with your Wi-Fi network, so you can control playback from anywhere in and around your home.

Apple’s free Remote app for iPod touch and iPhone is here.

[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Don” for the heads up.]


  1. “Remote works with your Wi-Fi network, so you can control playback from anywhere in and around your home.”

    Now that is cool. We pipe music out to our patio. Now I won’t have to get up to skip a song. God I’m lazy!

  2. I have been ranting about this application forever… Even though I haven’t installed it yet, I think the big deal will be using the iPhone’s keyboard to search. That should make searching a whole new experience.

  3. “Keep it for when you leave your iPhone somewhere or don’t have your iPhone charged.”

    Me without my iPhone?

    Please, perish the thought!

    ps: remember the song “Me And My Arrow”? Now, updated to “Me And My iPhone”.

  4. This is something only Apple can pull off. Different sized Mac OS X boxes in different locations, slowly being tied together.

    There were rumors floating around that show how much people don’t understand Apple’s strategy:

    New keyboard for Apple TV is one. A lot of people already have a new keyboard for Apple TV, called the iPhone/touch.

    Another is a game console. People already have a game console, called Apple TV. They already have a controller called the iPhone/touch. I’m sure there will be more traditiomal 3rd party controllers that can use the Bluetooth feature on Apple TV as well.

    I’d be surprised to see new hardware coming out of Apple anytime soon.

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