App similar to iOS' Remote for iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dec., Sep 9, 2012.

  1. dec. Suspended

    dec.

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    Hi,
    we've transferred our music to a new (win) laptop that has the only purpose of running iTunes, hardwired to the stereo system. We use our iPhones and iPads as remotes for the laptop but I also was wondering if there are some cross platform apps similar to the iOS app "remote", e. g. I'd like to control the playback on the "iTunes Laptop" from the Kitchen Macbook Air. With iTunes itself it seems that you can only play back the iTunes Library on the computer that you are sitting at.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. jonmarchyde macrumors newbie

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    Hi there Dec,

    I`ve been looking in to this a bit recently as we have a similar setup at home.

    So far the best mac app I can find for this purpose is TunesRemoteSE. It`s an app that I think was written a while ago and it doesn't seem to be undergoing any consistent updating but i'm using it on a couple of different macs in our house to control a mac mini sitting in our lounge room as an itunes machine. I've found it to be a really reliable app that does exactly what i'm looking for.

    Check it out here: http://code.google.com/p/tunesremote-se/

    A very lightweight option that i'm really happy with. Although i'm interested to see if there are any other apps out there others recommend?

    Good luck on your search.
     
  3. dec. thread starter Suspended

    dec.

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    sorry for the late reply:

    THANKS!!!!! This is exactly what I was looking for. While it's not the prettiest interface, it does the job, is not platform dependent and as it loads the entire library index, it works far better for me than the sluggish logmein or other remote desktop applications that I tried out for this purpose (which probably are overkill for this scenario anyway) - and it's the only working solution I've ran into so far. thanks again!
     

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