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Remote is designed to be in perfect sync with iTunes. With just a few taps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can play iTunes Radio from anywhere in your home. Choose playlists, songs and albums as if you were in front of your computer or Apple TV. Or play them from iCloud with iTunes Match on Apple TV. Control your Apple TV with the flick of your finger or use the keyboard to quickly tap out a title instead of clicking letters on the Apple TV screen.

Note: Remote is only compatible with Apple TV (3rd generation or earlier)

Control your iTunes Library
• Browse, listen to and control your iTunes library from anywhere in your home
• Create and update iTunes playlists, including Genius playlists
• View album, film and TV programme artwork
• See upcoming songs with Up Next
• Search your entire iTunes library
• Control shared libraries on iTunes and Apple TV

Control your Apple TV
• Use simple gestures to control Apple TV
• Enter text with the keyboard
• Browse, listen to and control your iTunes Match library on Apple TV
• Browse your purchased films and TV programmes in the app and play them on Apple TV

Play iTunes Radio
• Play iTunes Radio on your Mac, PC or Apple TV
• Browse and play Featured Stations and My Stations
• Create a station from a song or artist

Listen with AirPlay Speakers
• Control iTunes to send music to AirPlay speakers
• Set the volume on each speaker independently

• Apple TV (3rd generation or earlier)
• Requires a device with iOS 7.1 or later
• Controlling iTunes Radio requires iTunes 11.1.3 or later or Apple TV Software 6.1 or later
• Requires a Wi-Fi connection to Apple TV or iTunes on a Mac or PC

What's New in Version 4.2.2

This update includes minor stability and performance improvements.


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Customer Reviews


For Apple, this app is disgraceful. Yes, it does what it is designed to do, but it certainly doesn't do it very tidily.

I only have one device on my network, so it would be nice if I didn't have to keep selecting it when I launched the app. I'd rather it went straight to the now playing screen of this main device.

Also, there is no excuse for the clunkiness of the app. Apple had a good chance to make an app that works better than others (e.g. SONOS), but they've fallen extremely short. It takes a long time to load my library, and there is often delay in sending , despite having the latest hardware across the network (iPhone 6, MacBook Pro retina, D-Link DIR-890 router).

Why is there no notification centre widget??? Ideally you would be able to shortcut from control centre, but as this is this is not possible it would be really handy to have the widget. This would provide access that would be almost as quick as control centre.

And why can't I control Apple Music within iTunes using this app? This is a vital feature that I would use all the time and it doesn't exist, and I didn't renew my 3 month trial for that reason.

Another useful feature would be to be able to turn your iMac into an AirPlay receiver. This would let you control the music from control centre too, rather than the app.

Come on Apple - this is shameful. I know you can do better.

Worked as promised (but with some fiddling)

I had lost my Apple TV remote and found online advice to download this app. At first it would not pick up any of my devices using home sharing with the same Apple ID. I had to turn off and re-start homesharing to get the remote to pick up the devices. Next I had to figure out how to get the Apple TV to turn on without a remote! I connected the Apple TV to the modem with a LAN cable and powered it off and on again. (Just pull out the power cable and reconnect) Thankfully that turned the Apple TV on and the remote could find it!
Now, I can do more than before with the AppleTV than with the original remote. If only the instructions to do the above were all provided, and I didn't have to find all the work-arounds myself!

Iain not working now since ios8.1 update

Please fix guys as i rely on this app instead of apple remote control it has stopped working altogether since new update i used to be able to switch on and off my apple tv using the remote app but that was over two updates ago geez u launch remote app for apple watch and cant even fix this what used to be an excellent app for using insteadof the apple tv remote supplied.
Honestly is anyone actually caring to fix this app or is it just lip service to apple customers who are loyal to usnd apple products and who have invested alot of money in your products...very disappointing update please can u get your act together apple app developers and make this again the best app for using with apple tv thank you...

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.2.2
  • Size: 25.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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