How to remotely control Apple Music on your iOS devices.
This article will explain how to remotely control your Apple Music library playing on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch from another iOS device wirelessly.
First you need to download Tango Remote from the App Store. Install Tango Remote on the device that is playing the music and also on a second device that will serve as the remote control. When Tango Remote starts select either Media Player or Remote Control depending which device will be playing music or the remote control.
Tango Remote can use either bluetooth or Wi-Fi for communicating between the devices. Tango can also use Wi-Fi when a router is not available. This option is only available on iOS devices that have the small lightning cables not the larger 30 pin charging cables. NOTE: If you require a bluetooth connection and are running iOS 11 or higher you will need to turn off Wi-Fi on your iOS 11 devices running Tango Remote. Do not turn Wi-Fi off via the iOS control panel as this does not turn Wi-Fi off, you must disable Wi-Fi in the iOS settings app.
Once both devices are running Tango the remote device will find the media player and display the devices name. Simply select the device and you are now wirelessly controlling your Apple Music library. With Tango Remote you can select playlists, songs, artists, albums and more. The music in your media player’s music library can be controlled remotely via the remote device.
Remotely Control songs from the Apple Music subscription service.
Once you have followed the steps above you are now ready to search and remotely play the songs available via Apple Music.
If you want to play Apple Music tracks the songs must first be added to the Library. If you have already done this then Tango Remote will find these songs and you can immediately play them using Tango Remote.
What if I want to play a song that is not in the Library? There are two ways to do this, however you still must add these songs to the Library first.
The preferred method is to have Apple Music enabled on both devices. With Apple Music on both devices you can add Apple Music songs and playlists from either device. You will need to upgrade to the Apple Family Sharing Plan for this. If you do not have the Family Sharing plan you will need to add the songs manually on the media device and will not be able to from the remote control device. (We’re working on this!)
On the remote control device (If you have Family Sharing) or the media player device go to iOS Settings-Music and turn ON Apple Music and iCloud Music Library. You must also enable “Add Playlist Songs”. This will automatically add songs added to a playlist to your library. You should also enable “Automatic Downloads” . This will automatically download the songs to your device when you add them to your library which will allow for offline playback.
For more details on adding Apple Music to your library please read this. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204839.
Once the songs are in your library you can sit back and enjoy the music!
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