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Apple TV Remote app no longer available at the App Store (updated)

Apple has removed the Apple TV Remote app from the App Store. The free tool allowed users to control an Apple TV set-top box from their iPhone or iPad.

According to 9to5 Mac, the removal of the app from the App Store isn’t surprising.  Apple has added the Remote feature built into the Control Center in iOS 12, so Apple TV users can have access to all the controls on Siri Remote without having to download any app.

If you need a Mac app for controlling an iTunes “stream,” you might check out BarTunes, TunesBar+, and/or MiniPlayer. I haven’t tested ‘em out, but they might be of interest to someone who misses the Apple TV Remote for some reason.

(Dennis Sellers has been covering the Apple industry since 1996. In addition to“Apple World Today,” he also runs his own freelance writing/editing service. If you want more info about the latter, email him at

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.