Remote is a free, fun and easy-to-use app that turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a remote control. So wherever you are in your house, you can control your computer’s iTunes library and your Apple TV with a tap or flick of a finger. And Remote has been redesigned to be in perfect sync with the new iTunes, giving you new ways to browse your library and see upcoming songs with Up Next.
Using Remote with iTunes.
Tap. Swipe. Play.
Remote lets you control the iTunes library on your Mac the same way you play music or video on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch — from anywhere in your home. Fast-forward, pause and rewind. Choose a song, shuffle an album or skip to the next track. See which songs are coming up with the Up Next feature. And if what you see isn’t what you’re in the mood for, you can easily choose a different song. Even create Genius playlists. Album art looks amazing on iPad mini and on the stunning Retina display in iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. And if your Mac is sleeping, Remote wakes it up so you can access all your digital media on iTunes.
Search by touch.
Want to hear a specific song but don’t want to leave your comfy chair? With Remote, you can search your entire iTunes music library from anywhere in the house. Just tap out the name of an artist or an album, and the perfect song is at your fingertips.
All your devices. In perfect harmony.
Even when you use multiple devices to control your music, Remote never misses a beat. It keeps iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in sync the whole time your music is playing. That way you can get the party started in the living room with your iPad, then pick up your iPhone in the bedroom to see exactly what’s playing, turn up the volume and even switch speakers.
Cue the speakers.
AirPlay allows you to stream music wirelessly to any speaker connected to an Airport Express. And there’s no better complement to AirPlay than Remote. All your Airport Express-connected speakers are displayed on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Turn them all on or select a few and stream music throughout your house from wherever you’re standing (or sitting).
Controlling the show on Apple TV.
Tap into Apple TV.
Remote features the same interface you already use to browse video and music on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. So straightaway, you know how to navigate the films and music from your iTunes library. Click the Up Next button to see which songs are playing next. Use gestures to browse new films, Netflix titles* and YouTube video sensations. Just tap to play. Then keep tapping to fast-forward, rewind and pause to your finger’s content.
Touch. Type. Search.
If you know the song or film you want to play from your iTunes library, use your device’s QWERTY keyboard to tap out the title. It's a quick and easy way to search on Apple TV.
Get more control with gestures.
Remote makes it easy to control your Apple TV using simple gestures on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Use the screen of your device just as you would a trackpad. Swipe left and right between menu options, then tap when you find the item you’re looking for.
Setting up Remote with Home Sharing is simple and secure.
Download the free Remote app from the App Store.
Set up Home Sharing in iTunes.
Connect your device to your home Wi-Fi network and sign in to Home Sharing.