Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to find a date? Wish there was a better way? Well don’t worry, because now you can crowdsource the search and get other people’s opinions about whether you should swipe left or right. Today, Tinder is launching its Apple TV app that brings the dating service to a much bigger screen.
With the Apple TV app, click on the remote trackpad to view more details about a profile. If you’re passing, swipe left, and swipe right if you’re interested. Shake the remote to rewind, but this only works if you’re a Tinder Plus subscriber.
Keep in mind that right now the Tinder Apple TV app only supports the basic, but perhaps most important, features. Support for messaging and editing your profile is still not fully baked in, and it’s easy to see why — the TV isn’t conducive to such maintenance.
There is also a way to sign out of the app, which is a good thing, because you don’t want your roommates or family members (mom?) messing with your matches.
“Since its launch, friends have been swiping for each other on Tinder. Tinder on Apple TV represents the next step in that evolution,” stated Tinder founder and chairman Sean Rad, who recently stepped down as chief executive. “We’ve built a new type of Tinder app from the ground up, using Apple’s latest, swipeable remote technology to its full potential to make swiping on Tinder a fun, shared activity. We’ve also streamlined the complex Tinder technology down to its core features, to give users the experience they love, simplified, and bring the app experience to their living room.”
While this certainly won’t appeal to everyone, there are users who will appreciate having a larger screen to view possible matches and will enjoy sharing the screening process with friends, roommates, or family members in order to solicit feedback.
The Tinder on Apple TV app is available worldwide, and all the premium features you may have subscribed to will also be featured in this new experience.