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Discussion in 'iPhone and iPod touch Apps' started by awesomator, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    i dont get how to make it work where do i put in the pass code? it says open itunes and click devices and select my phone but devices never show up unless my phones in the doc. So i though my phone has to be in the doc but there is still no place to put in the code.

    What am i missing:(
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    JML42691

    #2
    Do you have 2.0 installed on your phone yet?
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    ya i do i couldn't install the remote app without it
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    JML42691

    #4
    Just wanted to be sure, I would try uninstalling it, and put it back on again.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    #5
    it works just fine on my iphone but itunes doesnt see it or something
     
  6. macrumors regular

    #6
    i re installed it but where am i suposed to put the pass code in on itunes
     
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    waterskier2007

    #7
    make sure your computer and phone are on the same wireless network. if they are your phone should show up in the sidebar of itunes. then click it and put in the password. the important part here is being on the same network
     
  8. macrumors regular

    #8
    Are you on the latest version of itunes?? 7.7?
     
  9. macrumors regular

    jeffzoom91

    #9
    I am having an issue with this app as well. Both the iPhone and the iMac are on the same network (and airport express), and iMac is airtunesing (it's a word now) to the same airport express. When i get the passkey prompt, the iphone immediately pops up in itunes, I put the passcode into itunes, and then the iPhone disippears from the devices list and refuses to connect to my library. If it's any consolation, I have iTunes set to share my entire library. It's so simple, it should work without any issues!
     
  10. macrumors newbie

    #10
    I'm just curious - I understand that the two have to be on the same wifi network, but why? Both are bluetooth enabled - why can't Apple make it work that way?

    I ask that because I don't have a wireless router. Is there any way to make my MacBook serve as a wireless hub from the connection it receives from the ethernet cord?
     
  11. M-5
    macrumors 6502a

    M-5

    #11
    I'm guessing it has to do with range issues.
    It's supposed to let you control your iTunes library from anywhere in your home. I'm using it right now, and it's very very fast. There's virtually no lag between my Mac and iPhone when I change a song or adjust volume. I'm not sure, but I don't think a bluetooth connection would be very efficient.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

    #12
    This is really easy to do in Leopard now that I've had a chance to check it out.

    1) Turn on Airport
    2) Open up Network Preferences
    3) In the Network Name dropdown box, select Create Network
    4) Name it whatever you want, I would put a password on it to.
    5) Have your iPhone connect to that.
    6) Your Remote should work perfectly now :)
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

    #13
    This application is by far the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.
     
  14. macrumors member

    #14
    it NEEDS to work Front Row though.
     
  15. macrumors 65816

    bbotte

    #15
    If you could play your rented movies with it for your apple TV since Jobbs said all our customers want in apple TV is "movies, movies, movies". Not all of us use handbrake and buy our movies, the thing is worthless, Another flop in my opinion. I bought the Apple TV just to download HD movies.
     
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    RITZFit

    #16
    I'm having the same problem, although it seems that my computer is blocking remote access from the phone when I check the network activity in log viewer.
    Edit:I had to make an exception for itunes in the built in firewall
     
  17. macrumors newbie

    #17
    does the wi-fi network need to be coming from an Apple wifi router? Both my iphone and macbook are on the same network, but it is not appearing in my itunes and I have 7.7 and 2.0.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

    KittyToy

    #18
    mine works fine but i dont have a macbook or anything and my wireless is through AT&T... that being said when u get the code from your phone..in itunes u should have 2 iphone tabs...click on the second one and the code screen should pop up...least that's how it worked on mine!
     
  19. macrumors newbie

    #19
    Sweet man, thanks for helpin...still cant get my phone to appear in itunes....maybe its because im on my school network and not home...I dont know.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

    #20
    Think I've found the answer to my problem with iTunes not seeing my iPhone when trying to use Remote. The support pages on the Apple website are now working and it says....

    "Remote needs to be connected via Wi-Fi to the same local network that iTunes or Apple TV is connected to in order to pair and control those libraries. You can determine if your devices are on the same local network if their network configuration specifies the same router IP address. The router address will be a set of 4 numbers separated by periods"

    My problem is that my PowerMac is connected to my router via ethernet and my iPhone is via Wifi from the same router. So does that mean that it will only work if both are connected via wifi???
     
  21. macrumors 68030

    #21
    I had the same problem. Restarting iTunes seems to fix it.
     
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    wheezy

    #22
    This is the same problem I'm having. When I enter the passcode it instantly says the two are paired, but it never connects to the Library, just gives up. My Wi-Fi is an Airport Express.
     
  23. macrumors newbie

    BufferOverflow

    #23
    Beautifully Executed

    A simple idea that is executed precisely as the title describes. Extremely easy to set up, for both iTunes and Apple TV; even allows the selection of remote speakers.

    iTunes on a mac mini, an Apple TV and speakers connected to an airport express all controlled effortlessly from anywhere in the house. I would have paid a lot of money for this functionality.
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

    kavika411

    #24
    I agree. It is f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c. Do I want it to be inclusive of rented movies? Sure, and no doubt that it will be, along with other things.

    Perhaps this has been said before, but what I think people are missing is that if you combine Remote with a few Airport Expresses and powered speakers, you can send music throughout your house/apartment/workplace without a single wire in the wall. I spent a ridiculous amount of money in the early 2000s putting wires in the walls, installing speakers in the walls/ceilings, getting a big @ss universal remote and splitter thing to send music to all of those rooms. You can now accomplish the same thing with a free application, three or four used Airport Expresses and speaker sets that you probably already own, tucked away in a closet somewhere.

    I think Remote is great, and look forward to it being even greater one day.
     

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