iOS like remote app for mac's

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gpspad, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    Is there a remote like app that can control another mac streaming/running iTunes?

    I have a mac that streams iTunes to an apple tv, Id like to be able to control it from my laptop in another part of the house. I know I can use the iOS remote app to do it, but it would be cool to just it from my laptop.
     
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    You could use screen sharing. I have a Mac Mini as an iTunes server, and I control it from my MacBook Air with screen sharing. No app required. :)
     
  3. gpspad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry still new to macs, what is screen sharing?
     
  4. gpspad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, playing around with chicken of the VNC clients. the zoom factor isn't working right just yet, but Im on the right track.
     
  5. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Screen Sharing is native in OS X.
    You do not need to use a third party VNC app.
     
  6. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    That is exactly what I'm doing. Just go to system preferences > sharing and check the screen sharing box. This assumes that both machines are Macs though.
     

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