Toggle those iTunes remote speakers

2007-03-01

Remote Speakers
I like the AirTunes / remote speakers feature for its easy setup and the perfect sync. Also, it’s quite a bit cheaper then a Sonos system for a few rooms. However, I don’t like that Apple forgot to expose the remote speakers functionality in their iTunes API, at least not in the versions 4.6 up to the current 7.0.2. So the only way to switch on or off a particular room is by using a mouse. That’s not what people want who have a Mac mini next to their TV and like to operate it with the remote only.

Martin of CASE Apps just published version 2.0b2 of his excellent Sofa Control application. This version contains some contribution by me in the CoverFlow and iTunes scripts. You can now all toggle those iTunes remote speakers with the remote. Yippee.

Thanks Martin! And I have seen you included me in the script’s credits … I’m honoured.

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2 Responses to “Toggle those iTunes remote speakers”

  1. Annie Says:

    Thanks for the kind words! 😉

  2. Kai Says:

    Update some 2 years later: These days everyone has Remote.App on their iPhones or iPod Touch, where toggling the iTunes speakers is fully integrated. That is, if you still listen to iTunes. I spend more time listening to Spotify, and hence became a user of Airfoil in order to stream it to all rooms!


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