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iTunes Remote

By Apple


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iTunes Remote is the best way to control iTunes from anywhere in your home. Use your iOS device to connect to iTunes on your Mac or PC as if you’re in front of your computer.

Access your iTunes library
• Browse music by artists, albums, and songs
• Create and edit playlists
• See upcoming songs with Up Next
• Search your entire iTunes library
• Explore shared iTunes libraries

Listen with AirPlay
• Send music to AirPlay speakers
• Group speakers together to play music in multiple rooms at the same time
• Set the volume on each speaker independently

• iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9 or later
• Wi-Fi connection to iTunes on a Mac or PC

What's New in Version 4.3

iTunes Remote has been updated for iOS 10. This update also includes a number of minor performance and stability improvements.


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Customer Reviews

iTunes remote is rock-solid when used correctly

I routinely use iTunes playlists to entertain crowds of people between sets of live music. iTunes is under-rated and very powerful database of music. The negative reviews are resulting from either (1) not understanding what this app was designed for, or (2) having a poorly maintained computer. The Apple Remote app is rock-solid when used correctly. Here's what you need to know to make this app work: (1) Update all operating systems on your computer and iPads and iPhones, etc. — If you don’t, all bets are off, and results will be unpredictable. (2) Keep iTunes well organized on your computer — All music files need to be in the proper folder for iTunes to manage them correctly. Manage iTunes on your computer, not on your iPad! (3) Use an Apple Airport Extreme to create a dedicated network — Do not use the Apple Airport Express or any other wireless router for this purpose, (4) Use an iPad connected to this dedicated network to control iTunes on your computer. It's as simple as that. This app is a great way to remotely control iTunes on your computer using an iPad.

A Relic

This app was novel when it came out in 2008 as a way to play your iTunes library over what is now known as AirPlay to comparable audio devices, but aside from making the app actually work (and that took a while, and some would argue with even that) Apple has put zero effort in expanding the feature set to include the new features of iTunes. The most notable absence is the support of AppleMusic. It would be nice to be able to use Remote to browse the Apple Music library like you can with iTunes and not just your see your own library. And then you can't subscribe to podcasts, buy music, etc... Oh, then of course there are the new bugs with the "Now Playing" queue and how some music you can add and some you can't. (That's always been a mystery, and that's aside from the interface being rather cryptic in the first place.) Clearly Apple wants you to buy an AppleTV to use that for playing music because of course you need a TV device to play music. Those of you with AirPlay-enabled audio devices are stuck with this 9 year old antique. The best you can hope for is that Apple doesn't decide to just yank it from the App Store, so count your blessings, I suppose.

Please improve, Apple!

Yes, Remote technically works well controlling iTunes' basic functions. But man, this app is missing some key features... Please, Apple, fix this!! Such a key piece of functionality for those of us who have invested in your electronic ecosystem. Show us some love!

Users can't really "control" iTunes from Remote, because we can't sort anything how we might want to. Songs, albums, etc. -- it's all alphabetical, all the time, too bad if you want otherwise. And no access to song ratings either -- Remote can't edit them, can't sort by them, can't even see them. Anywhere. Ugh!

iTunes itself is quite deft at all this, so Apple, clearly you see and respect the desire to, say, sort the Beatles catalog by year as you play through it. But Remote isn't capable of this, so we're stuck with an alphabetical listing -- and, thus, play order. Unless, of course, we make a new playlist manually. That shouldn't be the only option. So lame!!

Remote also still seems to sport a pre-iOS 7 visual style, so clearly an update is called for. What's the hold up?! Pleas update and add the ability to sort my library by something more than just Name. Pretty please?

iTunes Remote
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.3
  • Size: 41.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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