Remote

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Description of App: 

Remote is designed to be in perfect sync with the new iTunes. It is simpler, easier, and gives you new ways to browse your library and see upcoming songs with Up Next. With just a few taps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can add new songs to hear them next from iTunes on a Mac or PC, or an Apple TV. Choose playlists, songs, and albums as if you were in front of your computer or Apple TV. Or play them from iCloud with iTunes Match on Apple TV. Change a song, pick a playlist, or browse your entire library from anywhere in your home. Control your Apple TV with the flick of your finger or use the keyboard to quickly tap out a title instead of clicking letters on the Apple TV screen.


Features
• Control iTunes and Apple TV from anywhere in your home
• A simplified look with new ways to browse your library
• See upcoming songs with Up Next
• See all songs in an album with Expanded view on an iPad
• Add new songs to hear them next and then automatically continue where you left off
• Browse, listen to, and control your iTunes Match library on Apple TV
• Pause, rewind, fast-forward, shuffle, and adjust the volume from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
• View album, movie, and TV show artwork
• Create and update iTunes playlists, including Genius playlists
• Search your entire iTunes library
• Control iTunes to send music to AirPlay speakers
• Control the volume on each speaker independently
• Use simple gestures to control Apple TV
• Enter text with the keyboard
• Control shared libraries on iTunes and the new Apple TV

Version: 

3.0.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 5

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is fully accessible. It looks and works very like the iPod app, which means it is easy to navigate and use.

Can't really say anything more on this app, although testing it has made me want to explore what options there are for using this as a means of streaming media around the house.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Comments

Now at version 3.0.1; accessibility still good

Just the other day I was wishing for a way to get to my computer's iTunes library from the phone. Well this isn't quite that, it only remotely controls iTunes. Sound and picture comes through the computer. It's great though for controlling Apple TV without having to find the remote or be in line with the IR port. You can control the ATV by swiping back and forth on a blank pad with VO on the ATV doing the talking or you can access the textual content for things you have in your iTunes library using the phone's screen. I was a little confused by the interface but I've only just started playing with it. Everything is accessible. I sat in the dining room and controlled an iTunes playlist on my PC through the ATV in the living room.

Version 4.2

What's New in Version 4.2
This update includes the following improvements:

• You can now control iTunes Radio on your Apple TV
• Browse your purchased movies and TV shows in the app and play them on Apple TV
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Direct Touch

I don't seem to be able to use the gesture Area. I've tried with Direct Touch both on and off, but neither seems to work. Any ideas? JT

I've noticed the same thing.

I've noticed the same thing. Probably time to email Apple and hope it gets fixed.