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.
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 Inc.
- 12.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.