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Review: Apple's Remote app gets a new iPad interface, support for Up Next

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:00 AM

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  Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:50 AM

I will have to try it again when I get back from my trip, because it wasn't working for me. I had updated to itunes 11 and the new remote app on the phone, connected to a home share, and as soon as I touched a song, it started playing it. No up next options?
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  Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:16 AM

But lost the guest /party mode on iPhone where people could vote on songs, but not delete skip, or change volume.
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  Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:21 AM

The show stopper of the previous version was the annoying delay every time you went back to the remote app due to it having to re-find your iTunes library.


Any chance this has disappeared? I guess I will find out soon.
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  Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

@Trip1ex: It's much faster than it used to be. Turn on "Stay Connected", and it's practically instantaneous.

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  Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:14 AM

And it still doesn't work with my iPhone 4.
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  Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

One quirk I've noticed is that if I play a song or album from a search in the remote app, a random subset of the other songs in the search results get added to the up next list. If I don't want these additional songs to play I need to remove them individually or completely clear the up next list. This may be a feature to some but I find it annoying.
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  Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

This article seems to imply that you can't rate songs in Remote on the iPhone any more - not true, the rating stars are in the same place as they always were as far as I can tell (play a song and tap the top right icon to switch from album cover display to album track list display and the stars are at the top).
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  Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:17 AM

@nekomatic: Hm. When I tested Remote app, there *was* no more album track list display -- it's been converted to an Up Next screen, and thus no stars.

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