iTunes Remote is the best way to control Apple Music, iTunes, or the Apple TV app from anywhere in your home. Simply download the app to your iPhone or iPad, and connect directly to Apple Music, iTunes, or the Apple TV app on your Mac or PC.
With iTunes Remote you can:
• Access your Apple Music, Apple TV, or iTunes libraries
• Browse music by artist, albums, and songs
• Browse movies, TV shows, and podcasts
• Create and edit playlists
• See upcoming songs with Up Next
• Search your entire Apple Music, Apple TV, or iTunes libraries
• Explore shared Apple Music, Apple TV, or 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 11.4 or later
• Wi-Fi connection to Apple TV, Apple Music, or iTunes on a Mac or PC
• macOS 10.15.2 or higher for Apple Music and the Apple TV app
• iTunes 12.8 or later is recommended for use with iTunes Remote
⁃ Support for Apple Music and the Apple TV apps in macOS Catalina
⁃ Support for Dark Mode with iOS 13 and later
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Edited, working fantastically
After this latest update and MacOS update, working swimmingly. I love that my whole house AirPlay Setup works as designed once again!
Old rating: Had I known about the iTunes remote breaking when this Catalina upgrade came about, it would have been a deal breaker. I’ve had this app for years and used it regularly to stream music to all my airplay speakers. Worked wonderfully.
I put Catalina on my mac, and it’s broken. Apple would be wise to fix, with all the issues with the iOS and macOS, which they absurdly and uncharacteristically botched, and the anger in the community over this among other “losses”, which outweigh the “enhancements”. Apple, you were better than this.
Randomly disconnects and missing artwork
Our music files can be open in iTunes or in Jriver (even simultaneously) to stream around the house. Jriver never has issues with accessing and playing but iTunes regularly gives an error it has no access to a library. If we wait awhile and try again (without doing anything) it usually mysteriously reappears.
As to artwork, all our files have embedded artwork that shows up in most iTunes views and on synced devices. It often doesn’t show up in iTunes’s Album view and any artwork that doesn’t show up there also doesn’t show up in Remote. Again, in third party software we have zero issue. We tried deleting the iTunes album artwork folder and relaunching iTunes, forcing it to rebuild thumbnails. It did nothing.
One workaround sort of worked: In album view, if we select the first track of an album, click Get Info and close Get Info (even without making a single change) then it will fix the artwork. So, I redid all our albums from A-G. Within a day, after rebooting our computer for other non-problem reasons, most of that artwork disappeared from Remote again.
No, Apple, I’m not going to keep resetting devices to factory settings, etc. You need to fix your stuff. I’ve done that enough times and when it usually solves nothing, Apple shrugs and creates a ticket that goes nowhere for months — or they literally tell you to buy new hardware.
Apple Music Where are you?
Catalina got rid of the forever spinning beach ball that was present in the last iteration (abortion, really) of itunes on Mojave, especially when ripping music from a cd.
But remote, which has had many issues over the years, seems to have an amnesia problem, this time losing track of its host computer, even sometimes while it is playing a playlist! Only way to reconnect is by deleting the remote and reestablishing the Connection. It works for a short while and then the same thing happens.
I use this with Hegel music products, one of the best, if no THE best airplay receiver.
I have been using iTunes and airplay for more than 10 years. It has steadily gone downhill as iOS and intoxicating profits drove Apple’s focus, while OS X steadily went downhill.
The dreaded Apple permissions debacle is enough to make a grown man cry. The only person this is going to keep from copying the music is the Apple computer owner. A thumb in the eye for being an Apple enthusiast.
I have owned most everything Apple makes, including Xserve.
It used to be fun to work with Apple. Now it’s a hair pulling ritual. For the first time since I started using Apple, I an thinking of alternatives.
Lastly the interface with music and iphone is terrible. Just awful.
Can’t see playlists, edit playlists, delete playlists along with their songs.
Clearly Apple doesn’t care. And it’s very very sad.
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Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.