How to Use your Apple Watch as a Remote Control for iTunes

You can use your Apple Watch as an iTunes' Remote to comfortably navigate through your library and fine tune tracks right from your wrist. Interestingly, it doesn’t take too many steps to set them up for a long music drive!

iTunes has always been a great media player. What defines or rather sets it apart is purity. That’s primarily the main reasons why I love to play my favorite tracks via this popular media library whenever I’m working on my Mac. To ensure my music time continues to be in the high spirit or remain perfectly on track with my mood, I use my Apple Watch as a remote control for iTunes.

Whether it’s navigating tracks or adjusting volume, the Apple Watch works as a handy remote for iTunes. Want to try it out? Here you go!

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How to Set Up iTunes and Apple Watch Remote App

Note: Before moving ahead with the process, you need to ensure that your computer and Apple Watch are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Step #1. Launch the Remote app on your Apple Watch.

Open Remote App on Apple Watch

Step #2. Next, you have to tap on Add Device.

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Tap on Add Device in Apple Watch Remote App

Step #3. You will see 4 digits on your Apple Watch.

4 Digit Code on Apple Watch

Step #4. In iTunes on your computer, click the tiny play button.

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Click on Remote Icon in iTunes


Select Remote in iTunes

Step #5. On your computer, you need to enter the 4-digit code that appears on your Apple Watch.

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Add Apple Watch Remote to iTunes

How to Control iTunes Using Your Apple Watch

Once you have set up your Remote app, select your iTunes library and then control it using your smartwatch.

  • Just in case you have only one library, you can start playing your music right away. You need to select the library that you wish to listen on your watch; if you have more than one.
  • Already playing the music? Then, tap on the three tiny lines and select a library.
  • You can use the controls in Remote to play or pause your music or to go to the previous or next track.
  • Turn the Digital Crown to change the volume.

Video: How to Use your Apple Watch as a Remote Control for iTunes

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Apple Watch is the most selling smartwatch and one of the most sought after wearable devices in the world. Apart from working as an able extension of your iPhone, it is considered as a superior fitness device; letting you keep a tab on your workout with ease. That apart, you can even turn it into a handy remote to control your Apple TV.

How much satisfied are you with your Watch and what are the new features you want to see in the upcoming Apple Watch Series 3? Toss up your feedback/views in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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