Apple Adds AirPlay to Apple Remote for iPad/iPhone

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Apple has released Apple Remote 2.1 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, an update that includes AirPlay support, streaming Internet radio stations control, and more. The app is used to control Apple TV and iTunes from anywhere in your home, allowing you to play audio and video to and through Apple TV or your computers.

Apple’s patch notes:

  • AirPlay video support to control iTunes on your computer to stream videos to an Apple TV
  • Internet radio control to play thousands of internet radio streams in iTunes on your computer
  • The ability to control iTunes on your computer to play Movies and TV shows that are rented from the iTunes Store
  • Addresses issues connecting to an iTunes library or Apple TV
  • Includes stability and performance improvements

Apple Remote is free, and the 2.1 update is available now from the App Store.

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Comments

Mike Weasner

I haven’t installed the update yet so maybe this feature is now there.

What I want is to play stuff in my Shared iTunes Library ON my iPhone, not tell the Mac to send it to my Airport Express connected stereo system.

Substance

What Mike said, except on my iPad.  It never really bothered me on my iPhone, but after I got an iPad, the fact that it doesn’t support the Home Sharing feature that my MacBook Air does has really limited how much music I listen to on the iPad.

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