iTunes 7: "Allow iTunes control from remote speakers."

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  1. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Anyone have any idea what this is for?
     

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    I may be wrong but I'd guess It's for use with an AirPort Express. When the A.P.E. is hooked up to your stereo you can wirelessly stream your music from your Mac to it and thus to your speakers.I'll have to follow up on this whe
    n I get home tonight.
     
  4. ChrisBrightwell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have an Airport Express, but I think you're missing the point.

    The checkbox label says, "Allow iTunes contro FROM remote speakers."

    How, exactly, does that work? Is this an iTV function? Some forthcoming Airport Express add-on or update? Built-in support for a Keyspan?
     
  5. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, I have an Apple HiFi at home, connected via Airport Express. I'm pretty sure that when I adjust the volume on my HiFi, it moves the slider in iTunes. I'll have to check it out for sure later.
     
  6. MisterEd macrumors 6502

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    yeah I think it's gotta be to do with the apple HiFi...
     
  7. Mitch1984 macrumors 6502

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    What get's me with the iPod Hifi is that to make it 'wireless' you have to plug it into the airport express.

    I want one but that's almost a deal breaker for me.

    Does anyone reckon it'll be long before they sort that out.
     
  8. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    Did anyone ever work out what it meant by "allow iTunes control FROM remote speakers"?
     
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    I have always wondered this option is for too. It's odd that it isn't explained anywhere.
     
  10. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    I'm almost positive it's for the Apple Remote that comes with the iMacs.
     
  11. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    Can you elaborate?
     
  12. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    When you buy an iMac, it comes with the Apple Remote (you can see a picture of it in the online Apple Store). It doesn't come with any of the MacBooks. You use it to control FrontRow or DVD Player without using the computer controls. You can also switch songs on iTunes with it (when the preference is selected). It just has simple controls on it (Menu, Pause/Play, Forward, Rewind, etc.).
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Sorry mate but that doesn't make any sense. We know about the functionality of the remote that comes with the iMacs. This is suggesting that control over iTunes can be achieved from remote speakers being utilised by the AirTunes part of iTunes.

    I reckon it's relating to controlling basic playback functions from the :apple:TV when it's being used as a remote speaker source.
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

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    Considering they no longer make the HiFi, they may never sort it out...
     
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