A new Apple Patent filing has been unearthed this week for a new mobile application that can be used to enhance the control and viewing of the small Apple TV set-top box.
The new Apple patent was discovered over at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is titled ”Browsing remote content using a native user interface”.
The Apple Insider website explains a little more about how the new Apple Patent functions with Apple TV.
“Unlike Apple’s current Remote app, which employs a bespoke UI tailored specifically for the iPhone or iPad, the proposed iteration would dynamically “size down” an Apple TV’s GUI based on semantic cues sent to the client device from a source Apple TV or Mac running iTunes. Using this method allows for a much richer user experience that moves beyond the existing digital reproduction of remote control hardware.
For example, the app can display a full Apple TV interface — or icon matrix — remotely, including media descriptions, posters, ratings, purchasing options and more.”
For more information on the new Apple TV remote control Patent jump over to the UPTO website for details and full specifications and documents relating to the filing by Apple.
Source: Apple Insider