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Gig Goer
janosrenzhotz
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎22-02-2012
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Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

Hi,
After a few google searches I am coming up emtpy handed, so thought I'd ask here: I am looking for a Mac app that can control a spotify instance on another Mac.
i.e. my mac mini is running spotify and connected to my stereo. Any way I can remote control spotify from my other mac? (I am not looking for a Remote Desktop/VNC solution - as the mac mini is actually my media server and attached to the TV).

Any help would  be much appreciated!

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jvanderb
Posts: 305
Registered: ‎16-02-2012

Re: Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

There are several options available to you as far as controlling Spotify remotely. Most of them are designed to allow you to use an iPhone or iPad as a remote control for Spotify.  There is one called Spotify Web Remote that may be more that you were looking for.  There is a full list of these types of products available here:  http://www.spotify.com/us/about/spotify-on-the-web/apps-remote-controllers/ .  Spotify Web Remote is the second to the last item on the page.

 

Alternatively, you can also use AirPlay, although it would require the purchase of an application called AirFoil.  With that, you would run the app called AirFoil Speakers on the Mac Mini, and run the AirFoil app on your other computer.  Then you can redirect the audio to the Mac Mini, and control it using the full Spotify interface on the other box.

 

Hopefully you'll find an acceptable solution here somewhere!

Gig Goer
janosrenzhotz
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎22-02-2012

Re: Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

Thanks for the response...

I did see the page you are referring too... Alas, web remote is not a solution for two reasons:
1.) It's windows - My Mac Mini runs OSX
2.) It's not supported anymore (As per the authors message on his webpage)

I also already looked into Airfoil, but its not ideal as I would really like a client-server architecture, i.e. I would like the Mac Mini to do all the work...

Thanks anyway, seems there is nothing quite like I need out there. I will keep looking...

J

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jvanderb
Posts: 305
Registered: ‎16-02-2012

Re: Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

I was able to find one thing that may work for you, if you are willing to set up a web server and PHP on your Mac Mini.  Take a look at this project:  http://petegoodman.com/labs/spotify-remote/

 

Gig Goer
janosrenzhotz
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎22-02-2012

Re: Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

Hmmm.... That looks realy interesting...

I do have a webserver with PHP running...

This might just be it!

Thanks a bunch!! 

Singer
jvanderb
Posts: 305
Registered: ‎16-02-2012

Re: Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

Glad to be of assistance!  You'll have to let me know how that works out!  :)

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immts007
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎15-02-2012

Re: Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

There are also a couple apps in the Mac app store. Just search for Spotify.

This one looks promising: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/music-control-for-pandora/id494988859?mt=12
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raae
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎17-03-2012

Re: Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

We at Remoteless are slowly working on browser version of html remote. 

 

This means you download the Remoteless Helper on the computer you would like to control and then you can control it from anything that has a browser (and also our iPhone and soon to be Android remotes).

 

Read about the html remote development here under "http server": http://blog.remoteless.no/2011/09/08/helper-1-0-8-beta-http-server-and-new-connection-code/. We are in need a js/css guru who could help us finishing it: http://blog.remoteless.no/2012/01/12/help-html-5/, but you can get beta access to the ugly version :D

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boyvanamstel
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎22-03-2012

Re: Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

We made a remote for Spotify's Mac client that works on any device with a browser. It's called Reign: http://reignalot.com.


You can even remote control Spotify from your Playstation Vita or e-reader :). It's also super convenient if you're throwing a party and would like your guests to see what's playing, or maybe allow them to skip tracks.

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RyanMacG
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-07-2012

Re: Control Spotify from another computer (remote)

I've noticed that the spotify link now 404s. Is the list no longer being maintained?

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