Remote Control iPad from Mac?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by jagooch, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. jagooch macrumors regular

    jagooch

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    1st World Problem: I use my iPad to control my Sonos audio system from my kitchen. Its great when multitasking between rooms , but if I decide to stop at my computer and process email or other tasks, I don't have a way to hit "pause" on the iPad without breaking my workflow without a side trip to the kitchen where my iPad is at.

    Important detail: the iPad uses Airplay to connect feed audio to an Airport Express that feeds the Sonos system.

    I can press stop in the Sonos software, which will stop the audio. But the Podcast I am streaming from the iPad.

    The only solution that I can think of is to never play content directly from the iPad ala use Apple remote and stream from iTunes. What I lose by doing the latter is that Apple Remote does not support Podcast stations, which I use religiously.

    Any ideas? I'm going to suggest remote control functionality for the iPad with my case as a use case where it would be helpful.

    PS I have this post set to daily notification of replies.
     
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  3. jagooch thread starter macrumors regular

    jagooch

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    I said in my original post that I could use Apple remote to control iTunes on my computer upstairs, so, to repeat myself, yes.

    However, Apple remote does not support Podcast stations, which, as I said earlier, I use religiously to organize my podcast feeds. Using Apple remote would mean that I'd have to create and maintain a separate set of playlists that duplicate what my Podcast stations do.
     

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