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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This version is a major change from the previous version. None of the changes I’ve seen are positive ones. It takes constant resets of WiFi on both my computer where my iTunes library is along with resets of my iPhone WiFi connection. The lists are displayed sluggishly and next up and previously played are both displayed incorrectly and very slow. Images of the tracks that used to display are missing. I’d probably mention more faults but I’m currently getting the “Looking for library...” message for the billionth time. Time to reset both WiFi’s.
BUT, there’s nothing like it for the new Music app on Catalina. At least as far as i can tell. If you have a large library, Apple has abandoned you. Never going to upgrade to Catalina or any subsequent OS release. And going to repair rather than replace my 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.
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.
- Apple Inc.
- 12.6 MB
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.