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

Use the iTunes Remote app to control your iTunes library

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

Before you can use iTunes 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 iTunes Remote 2.0 or later and Home Sharing is turned on, you can set iTunes Remote to pair automatically with any of the iTunes libraries on your Home Sharing network.

Pair iTunes Remote with an iTunes library

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

  2. Tap Settings, then tap Add an iTunes Library.

    A 4-digit code appears.

  3. Open iTunes on your computer, then click the Remote button near the top left of the iTunes window.

  4. Type the 4-digit code.

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

Pair iTunes Remote with your Home Sharing network

To use iTunes 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, then tap Done.

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

Published Date: Oct 6, 2017
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