I have upgraded to Catalina and I have enabled Home Sharing.

I am able to connect to an airplay speaker from my desktop and from my phone.

I also have a set of non-wifi enabled speakers attached to the desktop.

From my phone, I am able to access the music library on my desktop, but I am unable to remote control the Apple Music app running on my desktop from my phone. Is this possible?

3 Answers 3


No - not today. Apple needs to update their iTunes remote so it works with the Music app in catalina.


This issue was resolved in MacOS 10.15.2.


• Adds support for using an iPhone or iPad to remotely control the Music and TV apps on a Mac


I played around a bit. The Remote app is able to connect to Music. If I add something to the Music library it shows up in the Remote App. It also has some bugginess in that the All Music folder shows up four times, each with differing numbers of songs (9,575; 1; 0; 9,576). Given 9,575+1+0=9,576 it could be something wrong with the iMac library. But the Play control does not do anything.

  • I was encouraged to read your answer, but I no longer see my library in the Remote App since upgrading to Catalina.
    – terrywb
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 22:49

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