On Monday, at the WWDC 2016 opening session, Apple announced that they are working on a new version of the Remote app. The Apple TV Remote App for iPhone and iPad will get a redesigned now playing screen with playback controls and, most importantly, all the features of the Apple TV Siri Remote, including touch navigation, Siri and game play support (the app will use the accelerometer or gyroscope for game play).
Sling TV announced the debut of its live and on-demand multichannel pay-TV service on Apple TV. Sling’s suite of services, including its single-stream, beta multi-stream, Sling Latino and Sling International offerings, are available to Sling TV customers once they download the app from the App Store on 4th generation Apple TV.
CiderTV is a great alternative for Apple’s own Remote app as well as for the Siri Remote. It works perfectly with non-jailbroken 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Apple TVs letting you to easily navigate menus with gestures, quickly send text queries with built-in keyboard and control your TV volume from your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac.
TellyMount is a smartphone holder that positions your smartphone above your TV. It allows you to use your smartphone to make video calls or play motion based games right on your TV. The developers has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring TellyMount into production. You can get it at 50% off MSRP at an early-bird price of $25.