iTunes Control

  1. First, make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes on your macOS or Windows system, and it is configured for your media. Make sure your version of Simple Control is up to date.
  2. If this is your first time adding a device or you’re trying to start fresh, click Forget All Remotes in iTunes as well so it removes any prior associations. Make sure you don’t have any existing iTunes device in Simple Control.
  3. Using Simple Control on the same Wi-Fi network as your iTunes system, tap Add Device.
  4. A device will now appear in Simple Control’s Add Device panel for iTunes. Select this device.
  5. Simple Control will now display a PIN number that must be entered into iTunes. Go back to your iTunes system and select the new item in the upper left corner menu displayed with the name of your iOS device that will appear the moment you select the iTunes device in Simple Control. Enter the PIN number displayed in Simple Control into iTunes on this screen.
  6. Simple Control will immediately advance to the Review screen when the PIN number has been properly entered into iTunes. Note that not all features of iTunes Control are available via the Test Remote feature on this panel, so we recommend skipping that.
  7. Now save the device and create an Activity associated with it as instructed on screen. Make sure to set the Volume Control for the Activity as always to your Receiver or to iTunes itself depending on how you’re wanting to control it.
  8. Open the Activity to test the system. If you have Airplay devices such as an Apple TV, they can be accessed using the Airplay icon on the Virtual Remote.
  9. If you also have a separate Activity that controls your Apple TV via infrared, open that Apple TV Activity and set the ‘iTunes Device’ to your iTunes device so that your iTunes media can be browsed while controlling Apple TV.