How to Pair iTunes Remote: Use Your iPhone as a Remote Control

Pair iTunes Remote with your media library On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the Remote app. Do one of the following: If it's your first time using iTunes Remote: Tap Connect Manually. ... In the iTunes app on your PC, click the Remote button near the top left of the iTunes window, then type the 4-digit code.

Do you ever find yourself cleaning your house or doing work on your computer while listening to music, only to have to stop and switch songs because your computer is across the room? Well, with the iTunes Remote app, you can use your iPhone as a remote control for iTunes.

One of the benefits of using the iTunes Remote app is that it uses Wi-Fi, so you don’t have to be close to your computer or point anything at it. As long as you’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you can control your music from anywhere in your home. Plus, it’s faster to use your phone to skip to the next song rather than having to minimize your work, pull up iTunes, and then skip the song.

To get started, the first thing you need to do is delete the current iTunes Remote app off of your phone so you can start with a fresh install. Then, go to the App Store and search for the iTunes Remote app. Download and install it on your phone.

Next, you need to pair your iPhone with your computer. Open the iTunes Remote app on your phone and click on “Add a Device.” Then, on your computer, click on the little box located in the top left corner of iTunes. It will display a code that you will need to enter on your phone to pair the two devices.

Once your phone is paired with your computer, you can control your music from your phone. You can easily skip songs, change albums, and adjust the volume. Whatever songs you have playing on your computer will be mirrored on your phone.

Using your iPhone as a remote control for iTunes is not only convenient, but it’s also easy to set up. Give it a try and see how it makes listening to music even more enjoyable.


Why is my Remote not showing up on iTunes?
In iTunes 12 and later, the Remote button is located towards the upper left, beneath the Volume slider. In iTunes 11 and earlier, the Remote button is in the upper-right, beneath the Search field. The Remote button will only appear in iTunes after you have tapped on Add Device within the Remote app on Apple Watch.
How do I add a Remote to Apple music?
In the Music app on your Mac, click the Remote button below Devices in the sidebar, then type the 4-digit code. Music pairs the library on your computer with the iTunes Remote app on your device.
Can I control my iTunes with my iPhone?
iTunes Remote is the best way to control Apple Music, iTunes, or the Apple TV app from anywhere in your home. Simply download the app to your iPhone or iPad, and connect directly to Apple Music, iTunes, or the Apple TV app on your Mac or PC.