- Jul 13, 2008
For me that is more convenient yes. Also there is control center. swipe down on the top right of the screen and there’s a quick control.This is why the average joe shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the design and development of hardware or software. Did you really just suggest that finding your iPhone, Swiping on it, Tapping on the remote app/widget, is easier than a dedicated dumb piece of hardware that is always next to the couch?
Macrumors never seizes to amaze me
also, if something is playing it shows up on your front screen even locked on your phone.
Most people have their phones on them or around them. Most people leave remote controls places they forget or in the other room so your phone at least for me is always around me. I use my appletv in two rooms and leave the controller in my bedroom. Also, the app is better than the remote imo. Big track pad and Buttons Are spread out enough I don’t have to look at my phone to press them. Also, the built in keyboard and Siri.
Another reason I use my phone more is I control other things with it too. All my 30+ lights and fans are controlled with my phone with HomeKit. My receiver is controlled with its own app as well as my nvidia shield. I barely use my harmony remoter because my phone does everything I want