How To Remote Control Your iPad

With all of the new features in iOS 4.3 such as airplay and home sharing and even using your iPad as a replacement for your cable TV, you might wonder if there is any way to control your iPad remotely for the ultimate in home entertainment.  As it turns out, there are some way to do just that.  Here’s how to remote control your iPad.

How To Remote Control Your iPad

There are several apps you can use to remote control your iPad.  The great thing about doing this is that you can set up home sharing or airplay and then use your iPad as the central hub of all your media – but instead of having to control everything from it, just use one of these apps and you can keep your iPad in a stand or tucked away in a case even.

Remote Control iPad

One app you might want to check out is the Tango Remote Control Music Player HD (Tango Remote Control Music Player HD - Blue Atlas Technology, LLC).  This gives you full remote control of any iOS device from another iOS device (it takes two to tango).  With Tango ($1.99) you can do many different remote control operations.

It’s a great option if you have an iPhone or another iPad and it means you won’t have to run back to the iPad all the time to change shows or music.  Another great option is an app called Music Remote (Music Remote™ for iPad (Remote control for iPod, iPhone and iPad Music) - Ndili Technologies, Inc.).  This app is $4.99 and does not have the best ratings, but it does quite a bit.

Music Remote lets you remotely control your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone from any other iOS device or a  computer with a web browser.

As you can see, it’s geared toward remotely controlling your iPad but only the iPod app for music.  If you are looking to remote control music but Music Remote app did not look very good to you, then you might want to try a top-rated app called Tunes Remote for iPad(Tunes Remote for iPad - De Voorkant).  This app sells for $0.99 and it’s definitely a step up from Music Remote App.

Tunes Remote for iPad is another remote control for your iPad but as with Music Remote and Tango, it only controls your music.

That’s not a bad set of features for remotely controlling your iPad for less than $1 but again, this only controls the music.  Tango looks to be the best of all but if you are looking for something a little less then Tunes Remote would be the next pick and finally Music Remote would be last mainly due to it’s lack of features and low ratings.

Do you use one of these or a different one to remotely control your iPad?  If so, what has your experience been?

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