Originally Posted by AppleInsider
Apple breathed some new life into its Apple TV media hub on Wednesday with upgrades to both its firmware and the iPhone's Remote app that let owners control the wireless media hub through multi-touch input on their handheld's touch-sceen. ...
This is really bad software. I downloaded the AppleTV update as well as the remote update after reading this article at work today and there is no way to tell that these features have been added and the new remote software looks and behaves exactly like the old remote software. In other words this is not "discoverable" in any sense of the word by the average user.
I had to come back here this evening to re-read the article in detail (sorry it was too boring to spend my time reading it at work), and find out what to do to enable the feature.
There is no way that the average AppleTV user will ever discover this functionality unless Apple produces an advertisement or some such. AppleTV is a great product but I'm starting to wonder if Apple knows what the heck they are doing.
Edit: This is a bug. In case anyone else gets bit by it besides me ... if you update the app on the iPhone first, and then update the AppleTV, the app in the iPhone won't do anything different until you then go sync your iPhone to your computer and then try it with the TV again. Still kind of stupid, but not as bad as I represent above. Apologies.