2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2009 7:37 PM by John Brock
John Brock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an AirPort Express I use for streaming iTunes music to my home sound system. I don't use it very often but it has always worked fine. The speaker panel showed up on the bottom of iTunes just like it was supposed to. I recently bought an iPod Touch and have been using and enjoying it's features.

Just this morning, I downloaded the Remote app so I could use the iPod Touch as a remote control for my iTunes. One of the features is controlling the output speakers, but there is no control on the Settings page, and the speaker selection panel is no longer displayed in iTunes.

Any ideas of getting this working?

John - Confused in Seattle

MacBookPro4.1, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPod Touch with Remote app., and AirTunes
  • 1. Re: Missing speaker selection control in iTunes 8
    tomvs Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
    Check the Devices section of iTunes prefs to make sure it is set to look for remote speakers. You might have to restart itunes after doing this.

    Also check your airport express. Unplug it for a while and re-plug it back in. Make sure it has a green light. If not, it may need to be re-configured using airport utility.
  • 2. Re: Missing speaker selection control in iTunes 8
    John Brock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Before I posted I did check to make sure all of the preferences for speakers and remote devices were set correctly, and I did restart iTunes. The AirPort Express was showing a green light and the AirPort Utility seemed to think it was fine too.

    I ended up powering down the AirPort Express, and after it restarted, the speakers panel showed up again. I also ended up have to re-pair the iPod Touch, but now everything is working.

    Thanks for your ideas.