Apple ‘TV remote’ app returns to the App Store with iOS 16

Apple ditched the dedicated Apple TV remote app back in 2020

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Apple’s ‘TV Remote’ app is set to make a return alongside iOS 16, according to a recent tweet from MacRumors contributor Steve Moser.

Though Apple’s virtual Apple TV remote was available as an app, the tech giant ditched the dedicated app and removed it from the App Store back in October 2020. Since then, the app has been available directly through the iOS and iPadOS ‘Control Center.’

Now, it looks like, alongside a revamped, highly-customizable lock screen, the dedicated Apple TV Remote app is also making a return. As someone who constantly misplaced his physical Apple TV remote and who often forgets that he can swipe down from the top of his iPhone to access the built-in virtual remote, this is great news. (I’m just so used to using the dedicated Apple TV remote app).

The first developer beta of iOS 16 is currently available, and a public beta will likely launch at some point next month.

The final version of iOS 16 will release this coming fall. For more on iOS 16, follow this link.

Source: @SteveMoser