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  1. #1
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    Default control music playback without display

    Hi
    I have a amp and pair of speakers in a workshop where there is no display of any kind and dont wish to keep one. I would like to stream music from another room
    to this workshop. Finding it tricky to do this because I dont know how to control this i.e. change songs, change playlist.
    I was wondering if this is possible with iphone and Apply tv. Not sure if this is possible but may be airplay music so i see list of music (stored on media server) on my phone
    and it plays out to the appletv which then sends sound to the amp.
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    Default Re: control music playback without display

    Yes airplay and iphone will do this. You Can use the Apple remote app to control the apple tv.

    But you could equally, without buying an apple tv, use the apple remote app to control itunes (and run a speaker cable to the other room)...

    Or thirdly, just plug you phone into some speakers - I do the third option when I'm outisde. Then I can either stream radio (zm app), shoutcast, spotify or itunes music.
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    Default Re: control music playback without display

    Quote Originally Posted by psycik View Post
    Yes airplay and iphone will do this. You Can use the Apple remote app to control the apple tv.

    But you could equally, without buying an apple tv, use the apple remote app to control itunes (and run a speaker cable to the other room)...

    Or thirdly, just plug you phone into some speakers - I do the third option when I'm outisde. Then I can either stream radio (zm app), shoutcast, spotify or itunes music.
    I dont want to cable it in anyway. It needs to be remote as i move around. If you say the airplay technique will work, how would i bring up the list/library stored on my media server onto my phone?
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    Default Re: control music playback without display

    Use home sharing If you have iTunes (on phone and on iTunes software)

    Or buy a spotify premium subscription.

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    Default Re: control music playback without display

    Can't you do this with an Airport Express Base Station?
    That will stream music from iTunes or an iOS device.

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