Apple’s Remote app for iOS lets you turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a remote control that lets you control audio and video playback on an Apple TV or a computer running iTunes. This week the company released Remote 2.1, with support for the new AirPlay protocol which lets you stream video from your computer (with iTunes) to an Apple TV. In other words, you fire up your iPhone app, hit a few buttons, and you can stream media from your computer to your TV and use the iPhone to play, pause, and rewind.
Version 2.1 also adds support for internet radio, letting you play and control thousands of internet radio streams. There’s also support for controlling playback of iTunes video rentals, as well as some bug fixes and stability improvements.
Remote 2.1 is available as a free download from the App Store.