Apple’s Remote app updated to 2.0

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Remote on iPad (it's iTunes!)

Apple has just updated their massively popular Remote app to version 2.0. Among the changes, the app now supports the Retina display of the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4, as well as the larger screen of the iPad. Shared libraries on iTunes and support for the new Apple TV is also part of the update. For those not familiar with Remote, the app basically allows you to control iTunes and Apple TV from anywhere in your home via Wifi. Here are some of its features:

  • Pause, rewind, fast forward, shuffle, and adjust the volume from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
  • View album, movie, and TV show artwork
  • Create and update Genius playlists
  • Create and edit playlists in iTunes
  • Search your entire iTunes library
  • Control iTunes to send music to AirPlay speakers
  • Control the volume on each speaker independently
  • Control Apple TV with simple finger gestures

I’ve installed the update on my iPad and it looks fab; the interface has a very iTunes feel to it and all the essential controls are at your fingertips. Listening to music in my living room with the iPad in hand has just become that much more fun. If you rely on Remote for your music/videos, be sure to grab the update now.

Remote Apple Inc., Remote, 14.8 MB – Free

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