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

What’s New

Version 4.5.1

⁃ Support for the Apple Music and Apple TV apps in macOS Catalina
⁃ Support for Dark Mode with iOS 13 and later

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

MistakenIdeas ,

Great app apart from the bugs... maybe just great now?

Update: Cautiously optimistic as the option to add libraries (now ‘add a media library’) seems fixed in the latest update! Thank you Apple :)

This has always been a really useful app. Whether using an old Mac with iTunes or a Linux daapd server to host your library, Remote has a nice, streamlined interface and is simple to use. Unfortunately there are some glaring bugs (especially around adding libraries, which works fine on the first setup but not when choosing “Add an iTunes Library”). It would be great if Apple gave this app some tlc. Unfortunately they seem to be putting all their focus on the subscription Apple Music and abandoning those who’ve built up local collections of music.

Me & Ish ,

Brilliant- BUT See Below

I could not live without Apple Remote. I have spent so many years putting my large CD collection into iTunes - my main leisure experience is listening to this collection. This is done via several Apple Express Boxes and Hard Wired Speaker Systems. Mostly Controlled with the Apple Remote App on my old iPad & iPhone X. I WILL NOT UPGRADE MY MAC (which I am considering) OR EVEN UPGRADE TO CATALINA UNTIL I BETTER UNDERSTAND THE DEMISE OF iTunes & New Music app thingie. I equally therefore NEED TO KNOW HOW the REMOTE APP WORKS (or DOES IT ?) WITH “CATALINA” ? Etc.

menrua ,

Quite successful upgrade

I’m running MacOS Catalina. Using remote, when In the music library (which plays music on the Mac fine) there are dead links to FILMS and TV which are useless and do nothing. This may be a bug, however I’m wondering if these links DO work for older MacOS systems still running iTunes?
When in the TV library all the links are live and work fine. This is a helpful upgrade to Remote, thanks Apple.


Apple Distribution International
12.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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