Hands On: iPhone and iPod touch remote controls

Despite the release of the 3.0 software, the Apple TV is not Apple’s most capable media player. In my opinion, the Mac mini remains Apple’s best AV device.

But one of the major difficulties of using any Mac connected to a TV is controlling it from the couch. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, that job gets a whole lot easier. In this video I take you on a tour of four inexpensive applications for doing the job.

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Show Notes

The specific application I discuss are:

You can read about those utilities in my iPhone and iPod touch Remote Controls. If you’re interested in hardware remotes, take a look at Hardware Remotes for Your Media Center Mac.

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[Christopher Breen is a Macworld senior editor.]

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