Apple iTunes Remote App Update: New Interface, New Features
Shortly after releasing iTunes 11 this morning, Apple has released an update to its Remote app for iOS with a revamped iPad interface that looks like the desktop app. The app also gets support for Up Next, the new song queuing system in iTunes.
Improved search is also on the docket for this version as well. The new app looks quite nice, and fits in thematically with iTunes 11 much more closely.
With version 3.0, Remote for iOS is meant to work better with iTunes 11, which has been released today for Mac and PC. The new iTunes in the Cloud service, which includes better iCloud and iTunes Match support, allows users to stream, rather than download, songs from Apple’s servers. Remote can also operate as a physical cursor for your Apple TV, allowing you to enter text and numbers on your phone or tablet, both of which have real (virtual) keyboards, rather than the time-consuming click-based method on the TV itself.
Remote can also function as an AirPlay intermediary, allowing you to push certain streams to different AirPlay-connected speakers or devices. If you’re entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, it all sounds awfully handy.