Apple Updates Remote App for iOS

Apple has updated Remote, the company’s iOS app that turns your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into a remote for iTunes or Apple TV. Version 2.1.1 adds a new “skip back” button, and improved performance when connecting to either iTunes or an Apple TV.

Apple’s patch notes:

What’s New in Version Remote 2.1.1

  • Improvements when connecting to iTunes or Apple TV
  • Addition of a “skip back” button when playing video
  • Additional stability and performance improvements

The patch notes for the previous version, too, which was centered around AirPlay:

Included in Version 2.1:

  • AirPlay video support to control iTunes on your computer to stream videos to an Apple TV
  • Internet radio control to play thousands of internet radio streams in iTunes on your computer
  • The ability to control iTunes on your computer to play Movies and TV shows that are rented from the iTunes Store
  • Addresses issues connecting to an iTunes library or Apple TV
  • Includes stability and performance improvements

Remote app is free, and the update is available now on the App Store. It’s a hybrid app designed for both iPhone and iPad (and iPod touch).