iTunes Remote

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Remote is designed to be in perfect sync with iTunes. With just a few taps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can play iTunes Radio from anywhere in your home. 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. 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. Control your iTunes Library • Browse, listen to, and control your iTunes library from anywhere in your home • Create and update iTunes playlists, including Genius playlists • View album, movie, and TV show artwork • See upcoming songs with Up Next • Search your entire iTunes library • Control shared libraries on iTunes and Apple TV Control your Apple TV • Use simple gestures to control Apple TV • Enter text with the keyboard • Browse, listen to, and control your iTunes Match library on Apple TV • Browse your purchased movies and TV shows in the app and play them on Apple TV Play iTunes Radio • Play iTunes Radio on your Mac, PC, or Apple TV • Browse and play Featured Stations and My Stations • Create a station from a song or artist Listen with AirPlay Speakers • Control iTunes to send music to AirPlay speakers • Set the volume on each speaker independently Requirements: • Requires a device with iOS 7.1 or later • Controlling iTunes Radio requires iTunes 11.1.3 or later or Apple TV Software 6.1 or later • Requires a Wi-Fi connection to Apple TV or iTunes on a Mac or PC



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


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.


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


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Submitted by Larry Thacker Jr. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

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


Submitted by JT on Saturday, March 29, 2014

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