The Apple TV remote is a great way to control your Apple TV. However if you’re not a fan of physical remotes, or maybe you lost it and don’t want to buy a new one, there is always the iPhone version that you can use. However if you wanted a bit more screen real estate, you’ll be pleased to learn that the app has recently been updated to support the iPad.

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By all accounts it seems that the iPad version is essentially the same version as the iPhone app. However given that the iPad has a much larger display, we guess things are a bit more “spacious” and stretched out, which may or may not be a good thing depending on you. However the good part is that the so-called blank space above the controls acts as one giant touchpad, so you’ll be able to swipe freely without worrying about hitting the other controls.

That being said there are some differences between the app. According to Apple, this comes in the form of an enhanced “Now Playing” experience where the lyrics and playlists for music, chapters, and audio tracks are more visible/accessible. Users will also be able to move the persistent buttons around the screen depending on what makes you comfortable, according to a tweet by Apple’s Justin Voss.

The update to the Apple TV remote should already be live, so if you’re interested then head on over to the iTunes App Store and check it out.

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