iOS Remote

iOS Remote

An Apple patent application published Thursday describes a next-generation iOS Remote app system capable of translating the Apple TV’s UI to smaller format iPhone and iPad screens, while streaming back external content like movie trivia from those same devices. As filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s patent application for “Browsing remote content using a native user interface” details what amounts to an advanced Apple TV remote control app that interprets media content and semantic information to reproduce a graphical user interface native to an iPhone or iPad display. Unlike Apple’s current Remote app, which employs a bespoke UI tailored specifically for the iPhone or iPad, the proposed iteration would dynamically “size down” an Apple TV’s GUI based on semantic cues sent to the client device from a source Apple TV or Mac running iTunes.

Read the full story at Apple Insider.

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