For four good years now, Tinder has been a dominant force in the new age of dating, turning the app into a mainstay in the phones of singles around the world hoping to find their matches.
But if you’ve ever thought to yourself about how Tinder is constrained through the screen of your smartphone, and wish for the day that you could be doing all the swiping in the world on the big screen – that day is finally here.
Tinder Arrives On Apple TV
If the art of swiping right (or left) isn’t enough through the screens of your phones, Tinder has announced that its world famous dating app has expanded from our pockets and into our living rooms.
For the past week, Tinder has been available on the App Store through the Apple TV, officially bringing it into our televisions. The app in itself is basically a super-sized version of the mobile app.
Now instead of interacting with the touch screen of your phone, you will be using the Apple TV remote to do your bidding, specifically on the trackpad.
From the trackpad on the Apple TV remote, you can do the basic stuff like swipe right and left, and swipe up for a Super Like.
Clicking the trackpad will let you view more details on a profile, while shaking the remote will Rewind your swipe (if you are on Tinder Plus).
However, what you need to know is that you are only getting the basic Tinder experience for the most part. Tinder Boost or Passport will be automatically be reflected if you’re subscribed to it, but Tinder still recommends editing and keeping your profile fresh from your phone.
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Tinder has so far been a mostly private affair, where you are pretty much swiping on your own accord, and occasionally sharing with a friend or two the matches you’ve got so far.
It was made clear that Tinder wanted their app to be more of a social experience ever since they introduced an in-app feature that was aptly named Tinder Social. With this, you and your friends have the ability to get matches to other groups which Tinder says is “all about swiping with friends and making new ones.”
So a move to bring the social experience in the real world is hardly surprising, and Tinder has even made a series of videos highlighting potential scenarios.
From just swiping alone to dragging in all your friends and family in the experience, they are certainly painting an optimistic picture of what generally won’t happen in real life.
Okay maybe it will, but not all the time.
Ready for the awkward moments where you mom catches you only swiping right to insanely good looking people? Download the Tinder app now through the App Store on your Apple TV.