apple remote app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by awesomator, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. awesomator macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    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. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
  3. awesomator thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    ya i do i couldn't install the remote app without it
  4. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    Just wanted to be sure, I would try uninstalling it, and put it back on again.
  5. awesomator thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    it works just fine on my iphone but itunes doesnt see it or something
  6. awesomator thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    i re installed it but where am i suposed to put the pass code in on itunes
  7. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    Novi, MI
    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. archi17 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2008
    Are you on the latest version of itunes?? 7.7?
  9. jeffzoom91 macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2005
    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. robbiekins macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2008
    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 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    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. robbiekins macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2008
    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. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2007
    Thame, Oxfordshire, England
    This application is by far the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.
  14. JeromeOD macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2005
  15. bbotte macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2008
    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.
  16. RITZFit macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    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. musicdude98 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    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. KittyToy macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2007
    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 itunes u should have 2 iphone on the second one and the code screen should pop up...least that's how it worked on mine!
  19. musicdude98 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    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. HomerJ69 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    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. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    I had the same problem. Restarting iTunes seems to fix it.
  22. wheezy macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
    Alpine, UT
    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. BufferOverflow macrumors newbie


    Nov 16, 2006
    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. kavika411 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2006
    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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