Can iPad be used as an iTunes remote when my mac is off?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Europe calling, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Europe calling

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm looking for an app that will allow me to play EXTERNAL iTunes songs (Library + songs are stored on an external drive connected to my wireless network) WITHOUT the need to have may Mac on and iTunes running.
    Is this possible?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    gorskiegangsta

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    If you have NAS (network attached storage) and your router supports uPnP (universal plug 'n play), you can use an app like GoodPlayer ($2.99) to access the media (music, images, videos) on the server and play them back on the device.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Europe calling

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    I'll visit the developers website, see what they say. Thanks for the suggestion.The drive is an external LaCie, connected to an Airport Extreme. It already works a a NAS to play movies on my hacked Apple TV, so i figure that would qualify it as a NAS?
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    If the Apple TV is able to access it (do you use XBMC on it), then, the iPad will do so. If not with GoodPlayer, then, with WBMC, the other player with excellent streaming support and NAS compliance.
     

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