Remote control your Spotify with Remoteless for iPad

I love Spotify. My church job has a premium account, and we use it everyday (most of the time, it’s me that’s on it). The ability to search and play most anything that we are looking for without purchasing individual tracks is wonderful. I also love knowing that I can listen to the newest albums as soon as they come out. Another good thing is that there are functional apps for both Apple and Android. That means no matter what device I have, whether it be a tablet, phone, PC, or Mac, I can listen to my Spotify.

I love setting up playlists for prelude music before services. I can change it up from week to week, and include all kinds of new tracks. Now that I can run sound from my iPad, I don’t feel like I am tied to the sound booth. I can wander the room and have full control of the sound. But what if some track comes on my playlist that got added by mistake and I just want to go to the next track? Normally I would have to go all the way back to the booth and then skip to the next track. But with Remoteless for iPad, I can now change the music from wherever I am in the room.

Remoteless simply controls Spotify on your computer. It is available for $2.99 from the App Store, and along with the app, you also have to have a client running on the computer that you are running Spotify from. This allows the app to find that computer on the network and actually remote control your Spotify. There is not a ton of functionality with this app, but it gets the job done. The only kind of annoying thing is that if you are wanting to switch the playlist that is actually playing, you need to play the whole new playlist. If you just select a single track from the new playlist, as soon as that track is finished, it continues playing the previous playlist. Other than that little annoying thing, Remoteless does exactly what I need it to do: skip tracks and change the volume.

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Bryan Faulkner

Bryan Faulkner is a former associate editor at Pocketables. He loves to find new ways to use his tablets while working as the Tech Director at his local church. Mixing sound from the iPad is his newest obsession. He currently has a pair of HP TouchPads, an iPad 2, a decommissioned HTC EVO 4G, and a Samsung Galaxy Note II to tinker with.