Can I use my iPhone to control music playback on a Mac?

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  1. George Hudetz macrumors newbie

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    My scenario is that I have a MacBook Pro setup with some nice speakers. However, often when I listen to music I'm not seated in front of the Mac, nor do I want it in my lap. Instead, I'd like to select the music I want to hear using iTunes running on the iPhone, but have that music playback on the Mac & it's connected speakers. So, a little like Sonos, I suppose.

    Is there a way to do that using iTunes, or perhaps another app?

    Thanks!
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Trough Spotify, yes - but otherwise, not as far as I know.

    But you can access your iTunes Library through Spotify and it has remote control support between macOS and iOS - both directions.
     
  3. MachCrit Suspended

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    You can Airplay from your iPhone to Mac using an app called AirServer on your Mac

    https://www.airserver.com/Mac
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I can use the "iTunes Remote" app on my iPhone to play what's in my library.
     
  5. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Damn, I had entirely forgotten about that - of course. I've even used it in the past! Doh!
    I just relied so much on Spotify's thing when the audio port in my iMac broke and I had my iPad connected to my speakers, cause the iTunes thing doesn't work to iOS from Mac, only vice versa.
     
  6. George Hudetz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks folks. I'll look into AirServer and iTunes remote. Cheers!
     

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