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iTunes 11 for Mac: Use the Remote app to control your iTunes library

Use the Remote app to control your iTunes library

If you have an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad, you can use the Remote app to control your iTunes library from a distance. The Remote app is available as a free download from the App Store.

Before you can use Remote, you need to pair it with the iTunes library (or libraries) you want to control. Your device and your computer must be on the same wireless network.

If you have Remote 2.0 (or later) and Home Sharing is turned on, you can set Remote to pair automatically with any of the iTunes libraries on your Home Sharing network. You can also pair Remote directly with iTunes libraries that aren’t in your Home Sharing network.

Pair Remote with an iTunes library

  1. Tap Remote on your device’s Home screen.

  2. Tap Add an iTunes Library.

    A 4-digit code appears.

  3. Open iTunes on your computer and click the Remote button Play icon inside a white circle, inside a gray square.

  4. Type the 4-digit code in the iTunes window.

    iTunes pairs the library on your computer with the Remote app on your device.

Pair Remote with your Home Sharing network

To use Remote 2.0 (or later) with Home Sharing, every iTunes library you want to control must have Home Sharing turned on. For more information, see Use Home Sharing to import items from another iTunes library.

  1. Tap Remote on your device’s Home screen.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap to turn Home Sharing on.

  4. Type your Apple ID and password, and tap Done.

  5. Tap the iTunes library or Apple TV you want to control.

For more information, see the Remote Support website.

Last Modified: Nov 5, 2013
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