clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Microsoft lets you control PowerPoint for iOS from an Apple Watch

New, 34 comments

Microsoft was quick to support Apple's new Watch with a OneDrive update, and the company is showing no signs of slowing down its backing of the new wearable. The software maker has updated PowerPoint for iPhone today to allow future Apple Watch owners to control presentations from their wrists. It's one of the more useful apps for the Apple Watch right now, with the ability to navigate between slides and see elapsed time or total number of slides in a deck.

While it might be useful for iPhone owners to remote control slideshows from their wrist, Microsoft isn't extending this new functionality to the PC and Mac. You'll only be able to control presentations on an iPhone. Microsoft does have similar Office Remote functionality for Windows Phones and Android devices to control presentations on a PC, so it's possible the company may enable the same features on the Apple Watch in the future. With the vast majority of presentations still operating from laptops with projectors and VGA cables, extending this remote control to a PC would make this Apple Watch app even more useful.