Apple TV 2.4 Updates, Adds Flick Gesture Support And Other Features

Apple TV today released its 2.4 software update, featuring flick gesture support for controlling your Apple TV via the iPhone/iPod touch Remote application and other newly added features.

Screenshot courtesy of MacRumors.

While the support page for Apple TV doesn’t yet list the changes, weblog MacRumors says that one notable addition appears to be that Apple TV’s menu options can now be navigated with simple flick gestures, as can video and audio.

According to a comment posted on Apple’s discussion boards, the full list of updates are as follows:

Remote app directional control
Control your Apple TV with simple finger gestures via the Remote app. This feature requires Remote 1.3 running on an iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 3.0.

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New view options

View movies By Genre, By Movie, or Unwatched. View TV Shows and Podcasts By Date, By Show, or Unwatched.

Updated transport and chapter modes

During video playback, click right or left to fast forward or rewind. Additional clicks increase the speed. Click down to show chapter markers.

If you’ve had a chance to try out Apple TV 2.4, let us know what you think and share any other features you spot.

Apple 2.4 Update Now Available, Updated Remote App with Gestures [via MacRumors and Apple Discussions]

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