Ipod Touch controling itunes via wifi.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MrSalty, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    Hello folks, is it possible to control itunes remotely via the ipod touch, using wifi? If not, why have apple not incorporated this feature?

  2. macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    It could be possible, or it could be an update in the future. We wont really know until they ship and people have their hands on them.

    It's not a feature thats been announced anyway.
  3. macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    It would be really cool if it could detect AirPort Express with AirTunes and play music wireless to the stereo.
  4. macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    Apple really shouldn't bother.

    This is iPod Touch compatible and entirely open source.


    • Stream music and videos from your computer learn how
    • Screen capture with mouse click and basic typing support
    • Simple iTunes Remote control
    • Browse your files
    • Run applescript remotely
    • iSight image capture
    • Basic Spotlight search
    • Easily create and add more apps
    The iTunes remote works great by the way. It's very queer to use a remote that operates no matter which room in the house you are, on a device you're not looking at. Which is to say "Pretty Nifty".

    ~ CB
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
    how about actually syncing of your music over wifi from your home computer, streaming is nice but it would be awesome to actually sync all your music anytime you want, adding/removing songs on the go
  6. macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    Unfortunately, I don't see Apple ever doing that. As soon as "syncing" communication happens over an open network, there is an unacceptably high level of security risk. If its done over secure connections, the speed penalty I think could become prohibitive given the massive amount of data syncing involves.

    My original thought assumed the idea of actually purchasing things remotely, so that the computer's storage could be used to, for instance, download a TV Show, and then the iPhone/iPod could then stream the resulting show like a portable Apple TV. I think that would be much cooler and likely than "syncing" over WiFi. I think Apple filed a patent on this too. I think "syncing" over Bluetooth is different though, possibly more secure, but still much slower than Apple might think practical, even at 2.0 speeds. But I don't have the figures on that to say either way.

    ~ CB

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