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.
Disappointed in Remote changes
I have been a long standing Apple advocate for almost all products. I particularly loved the integrated nature of things even though some protocols are proprietary. iTunes was the most important app and allowed me to share my library with others and also launch and manage all music libraries across our home network and devices. It was easy and a one of a kind product suite.
With the introduction of the streaming Music product Apple continuously tweets and screws with Remote App Library management and overall utility of the integration. I am really disgusted and won’t go into the more granular inconveniences but please just leave it alone! My iTunes library has over 10,000 songs that were transferred from CD’s or purchased through iTunes. Not sure when you keep making it difficult to use, unless of course you are trying to kill historical use to add streaming subscriptions. I assure you, you will NEVER get me to do that.
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- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.4 or later.
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