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 the Apple Music and Apple TV apps in macOS Catalina
⁃ Support for Dark Mode with iOS 13 and later
Ratings and Reviews
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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.
Gets worse each release
As the app is bugging me for a review, here goes.
Every time they mess with this, it gets worse. Now it seems to be unable to play most of my albums in the correct order - it even lists them on the screen with the track numbers in the WRONG order.
The sidebar of artists gets out-of-whack with the right hand pane showing the albums, so tap on one artist and get the preceding artists albums. Great. Bet you couldn’t have found that in QA.
Then there’s the Up Next which you tap on top right, it appears and then mysteriously a few seconds later it sometimes jumps to the top left of the screen (iPad version). What’s that about?
Still no return of the star-rating capability that was stripped out because, eh, who knows...MVP no doubt despite its previous existence.
No ability to access Apple Music being a subscriber - so playing an Apple Music playlist is impossible and if I want to play an album from Apple Music that isn’t in my library, I need to add it in my Music iOS app, then come back to the remote app (linked to my iMac), find the newly added album and play from there to get it streaming on my Airport Express. Clunk. Clunk. Clunk.
Really Apple. Sort your QA and dev process and then maybe ask for reviews?
Couldn’t live without some form of remote to my iTunes but really, if another option existed, I’d be all over it.
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.
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