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New iOS Remote app will offer all abilities from Apple TV Siri Remote

Apple during WWDC announced an updated Remote iOS app for the Apple TV, promising to carry over features from the Siri Remote to iPhones and iPads.




The app will not only support touch gestures, but Siri integration to allow the same sort of voice controls available from the physical remote, said Apple's head of internet software and services, Eddy Cue.

Those touch gestures will moreover let people play games, and as before, a keyboard will be available to enable faster typing for searches and logins.

The app will also have a new splash screen during playback, displaying large cover art alongside podcast-style play/pause, jog, fast-forward, and rewind controls.

The company didn't say when the updated app would be released.