News Tech: This week marks the release of Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro, and if you’re on the fence about upgrading, this helpful tip for Apple TV might just tip the scales in your favor. Because the Apple TV Remote interface is supported by the always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro, you won’t need to unlock the device to keep using it to operate your TV.
“The only time I really liked using the always-on display was when I was watching “House of the Dragon” on HBO Max and needed to access my Apple TV remote. Instead of having to open the Apple Remote every time I needed to pause, the always-on display meant the remote stayed on my iPhone screen. It was as if the actual remote, which I always seem to lose, was right next to me.”
As spotted and explained by CNBC in its review of the iPhone 14 Pro, the feature works if you already have the Apple TV Remote open from the Control Centre and allow the display to time-out and the phone to go to sleep.If the always-on display feature is enabled, the TV controls will remain on the screen and you can interact with them as normal on the display. Indeed, it was the highlight of the always-on display for the reviewer at CNBC.
Of course, the Apple TV set-top box itself has its own remote, so this feature is not really essential. However, we’re often losing our physical remote because it’s slippy, falls down the sides of the sofa, and doesn’t have Find My built in. So the iPhone often acts as a stand-in.
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