apple remote with ipod and iphone if you connect your ipod to a home stereo, powered speakers or tv set, the apple remote lets you experience your songs, slideshows and more from across the room. plug your ipod into the apple universal dock and choose a playlist, slideshow or video. then sit back, relax and enjoy. ready to move on to the next song? no need to get up. just press the next button on the apple remote. getting a call on your iphone? press pause, then pick up where you left off. apple remote with mac the apple remote gives you total command of your music, photos, videos and dvds from anywhere in the room. turn up the volume. shuffle. skip to the next chapter on your dvd. play a slideshow, a home movie you made in imovie, even a film trailer. keep in mind, apple tv can only connect to one remote at a time. if you wish to play multiple-player games, you'll need an ios device or controller.