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The Apple Watch’s Surprisingly Useful Remote App

The tiny Remote app on the Apple Watch doesn’t look like much at first glance, but you can use it with your Apple TV or iTunes on a Mac (or both!). To begin, launch Remote and follow the simple on-wrist directions to connect over your Wi-Fi network. To control your Apple TV, first tap Menu to turn on the Apple TV. Then you can swipe and tap to open apps, start playback, pause, and so on. We especially enjoy fast-forwarding and rewinding by swiping a finger horizontally on the SWIPE area. In the case of iTunes, you can control whatever’s playing from anywhere in your home, even if you aren’t in the same room as your Mac. We often use it to skip (or replay) a song during a party or while we are exercising.

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