Android and Me

Remote for iTunes: Better than the original.

4 years ago 44

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but sometimes, the imitation exceeds the original. That is the case with this handy little app. Having previously switched from an iPhone, I missed my iTunes remote app. A lot.

But no longer! Remote for iTunes is exactly what the name suggests: a simple iTunes app. It has a simple, uncluttered interface that syncs with iTunes without a hitch. Unlike the actual iPhone version which took nearly half a minute to connect to my library, this app does it in seconds! The speed doesn’t just stop there: the cover art for my albums fly off my machine and onto the phone so even scrolling through the library can be pretty. It doesn’t have cover flow, but for true functionality, you can’t do better. Even with the original iPhone app.

Pros:

  • Simple and well-designed interface
  • Faster than the original iPhone remote app

Cons:

  • No cover flow
  • Doesn’t connect to iTunes if the computer is at the lock screen
  • Could have a better UI for playlists with sub-headings for video/audio/podcasts. Currently, everything shows up as a playlist

Final Verdict

This app is in beta at the moment, but there is very little to improve on. It’s a must have for any iTunes user.

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Note: This review was submitted by Raffy Halim as part of our app review contest.

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