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Tinder for Apple TV is online dating with an audience

Forget “Netflix and Chill.” Now you can invite your friends to come “Tinder and Swipe” on your Apple TV.

On Tuesday, Tinder released a tvOS app for the Apple TV so you can swipe right and swipe left on potential dates in front of an audience. It’s still the same basic Tinder, but brought to the big screen. You use the trackpad on the Siri Remote to go through your matches and swipe up to “Super Like” a profile.

“With a new, swipeable remote control and the world’s hottest app now in HD, modern dating is taking a page from the age-old book of matchmaking,” reads the Tinder blog post announcing the new tvOS app. “Let’s face it—the people who know you best have traditionally had a high rate of success when helping you pick a partner.”

If you’re a Tinder Plus subscriber with the ability to go “Rewind,” you can shake the Siri Remote to go back to a previous match. In addition, if you have Tinder Boost credits (putting your profile first) or Tinder Passport options (letting you browse users in other areas), you can access those features on the Apple TV as well.

However, if you want to send messages or edit your profile, you’re going to need to go to the Tinder iOS app. Lastly, you’ll have to sign out first so that another user can sign in and swipe through her matches. But Tinder is working on a feature that could make switching between different user profiles a lot easier on the Apple TV.

“We’re looking into multi-peer connectivity technologies to advance the experience in the near future,” reads the Tinder tech blog.

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