Reverse Remote does the opposite of Apple's Remote app: it allows you to control your iPhone/iPod/iPad's music player from a computer on the same WiFi network. This is useful if your device is docked in a speaker set or stereo system.

You start Reverse Remote on your iOS device, then browse to the displayed address in your computer's web browser. Reverse Remote serves up a web page that lets you browse by playlist, artist, song, album, audiobook, composer, genre, or podcast to select tracks and then control playback in a "Now Playing" window similar to that on the iPod/iPhone.

Note that there is essentially no support for libraries accessed via iTunes Home Sharing. Reverse Remote only allows you to browse music that is locally available on your iOS device.

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What's New

Version 3.1.1

-Restored the volume control for line out devices
-Fixed a bug affecting libraries with certain non-printing Unicode characters
New in Reverse Remote 3.1:
-New tabbed interface
-New "Controller" tab lets you control other instances from within the app
-Support for multiple screen orientations
-Support for iPhone 5 screen

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Gets the job done, works flawlessly, no setup headaches!


Being a student, my "sound system" consists of a few old but surprisingly clear computer speakers. They sit in a corner of the room plugged in. When I want to listen to music, I plug in my iPod Touch, fire up the app, and go back to using my laptop. No setup to speak of, nothing extra to download on your computer since the infer ace is browser-based, and it has never done anything but worked great the last year I've been using it. I would definitely buy this again.

as advertised - great mini solution to AirPlay


I bought this because I often want to work on my computer and listen to music without being tethered to headphones any more than I already am throughout my day (ahem - my life). And it works great! It’ll only play music that’s on your iPhone - NOT your computer library, but an easy workaround is to simply transfer songs and update the phone wirelessly as needed.

Genius app, works perfectly.


This app solves a somewhat niche purpose but does so perfectly. Music tree (artists, albums, playlists, etc) on your iPhone is navigable via you laptop browser. If you dock is across the room and you don't want a cable draped through the middle of the room, this is a brilliant use of $1.99. Love it.


Andrew Vardeman
1.2 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Andrew Vardeman


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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