Apple’s classic iTunes Remote app updated with 2FA support for Home Sharing


Apple has updated its classic iTunes Remote app for iOS with two-factor authentication support when signing in to Home Sharing. This lets you use stronger security on your Apple ID and iCloud account and makes iTunes Remote prompt you for 2FA when someone attempts to sign in.

Author Ad Placeholder
Will only appear on redesign env.

iTunes Remote was previously known simply as Remote and worked with iTunes as well as older Apple TV models. Apple released a new standalone app called Apple TV Remote back in August with Siri Remote features, however, but the classic Remote app has stuck around for Home Sharing features.

Aside from Home Sharing, other feature differences with Apple’s two Remote apps still remain. For example, iTunes Remote is available on both iPhone and iPad, but Apple TV Remote is only optimized for iPhone and scales up on iPad.

iTunes Remote version 4.3.1 is available on the App Store now.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel



Avatar for Zac Hall Zac Hall

Zac covers Apple news for 9to5Mac and hosts the 9to5Mac Happy Hour and 9to5Mac Watch Time podcasts.