Apple Updates iTunes Remote App With Support for New iPad Pro Models

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    Apple today updated its Apple Remote app to version 4.4.1, introducing support for Apple's 2018 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

    The iTunes Remote app is designed to allow you to control iTunes from anywhere in your home with the iPhone or the iPad.

    Apple says today's update also introduces improved network connectivity, shortcuts to play and shuffle playlists and albums, and improved access to Now Playing and AirPlay.
    The iTunes Remote app for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Apple Updates iTunes Remote App With Support for New iPad Pro Models
     
  2. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! This is....meaningless. How about adding the Apple TV Remote app to the Watch.
     
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  5. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    Not at all.
     
  6. luvbug macrumors regular

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    This is the app, from Apple, that allows you to control your AppleTV with an iPhone or iPad, thereby relieving you of the absolute torture of using the actual, handheld remote control that comes with AppleTV. No joke!
     
  7. ignatius345 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah dawg. I have like 15 years worth of music stored in my iTunes library that I've ripped, collected and curated, including a lot of things you won't be able to find on your favorite streaming service. There are also some hard to find movies in there too that I can stream right to the Apple TV. Ownership of media -- what a concept, right?

    And yes, the Remote app is actually pretty great. I use it on either my iPhone or iPad to browse through the music that's on my Mac in the other room and send it via AirPlay to different sets of speakers in my home. Sometimes more than one set at a time. You can also control the volume of each independently, right from the app.

    No, it relieves you of the absolute torture of having to TYPE by selecting one letter at a time. Most of the time the physical remote is great, but it's no good for typing.
     
  8. gigatoaster macrumors regular

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    I gave up iTunes a while ago. Now I use Roon: super expensive (first time I bought a SW in 10 years) but it's working great and much more designed than looking at a list of songs.

    I recommend to try it, they do a free trial.
     
  9. Jeaz macrumors 6502

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    Ehm, it’s been there for a long time. But it uses the ITunes remote icon (guess dark Apple TV remote icon doesn’t work well on the black background.)
     
  10. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    Errr, the iTunes remote is not at all the same as the Apple TV Remote app. The ATV app has Siri and volume control. It can also turn on your ATV, receiver, and tv.
    If they would just integrate that into the Now Playing app on the Watch, that would be awesome.
     
  11. lunarworks macrumors 65816

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    No. No one uses iTunes. No one at all. Your sample size of 1 was correct. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Superhai macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I do, and the Remote is great as I have an Airplay wireless speaker in my bedroom, and it is easy to control and stream to it with this app.
     
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    What are you on about? I can control the Apple TV from my Apple Watch. It doesn’t support volume change but can turn on devices and control the Apple TV. It’s not the Now Playing app, that’s separate. And I don’t have the iTunes remote app installed.
     
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    The iTunes Remote app being updated twice in one year? Quite a turn after it took almost a year for it to get iPhone X and iOS 11 support. I hope this trend continues.

    It still doesn't support Apple Music playback via iTunes though, and that's a big deficiency.
     
  15. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    I'm talking about the ATV Remote app. It does what the iTunes remote doesn't. Sorry, but, yes...you do have the iTunes remote app installed on your Watch. How else would it be there?
    It doesn't matter. My point is...where is the ATV Remote App? It has more features, and, it doesn't make sense for it to be missing from the Watch. It just works...they work together...the walled garden...that's Apple's thing.
     
  16. bobnugget macrumors regular

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    Hmm, now displays a warning on first connection to iTunes older than 12.8 saying that they are outdated and don't offer an optimal experience.

    Concerning for me as I use old macs as iTunes jukeboxes, with remote to control them. You can currently control iTunes on a G3 Powerbook with an iPhone.
    I wonder how much more powerful the iPad Pro is than that :D
     
  17. Jeaz macrumors 6502

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    I do think it’s missing some features, especially the volume control would be nice. But Siri voice control would most likely require a rework of Siri on Apple Watch since I don’t think there’s any app that can use Siri today.

    Either way, just to reiterate what I said before: I don’t have iTunes remote installed on my phone. Haven’t had for years. Just got an Apple Watch 4, and it has an app called remote installed, which lets me control my Apple TVs, minus Siri, text input and volume control.

    Edit: just checked my wives Apple Watch and she has it as well, and she’s never had iTunes remote installed.
     
  18. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a

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    You must be unaware that the same apple you mentioned makes an entirely separate app called Apple TV remote to which I am referring to in my original comment.
     

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