Control Spotify on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with Another iOS Device
Here, we’ll show you how to remote control the Spotify on one iOS device with another iOS device. If you have an old iPhone and a new iPhone, or more than one type of iOS device, this is a crucial trick to know — and it only became possible this week. We’ll use two apps for this: SpotQueue on the iOS device that’s connected to the stereo, and SpotQueue Remote for the one that you’re using as the remote control.
Update: SpotQueue tells us they have added support for Spotify Radio.
1. Install SpotQueue (free) on the “receiver” iOS device — the one you’re connecting to your stereo system, powered speakers, or whatever. Run it by tapping the app’s icon.
2. Install SpotQueue Remote (free) on the “remote control” iOS device — the one you’ll use to control the “receiver.”
3. Run SpotQueue Remote, and enter the password if you elected to specify one in SpotQueue. We didn’t, but it’s nice to have the option to avoid rogue control at parties. Then, tap the name of the “receiver” device you want to control. In our case, this is “iPad.”
4. Voila! You can see all of your Spotify playlists, choosing to play any of them over the “receiver” device. Note the bottom of the screen, where you can also search all of Spotify or browse all of the artists and albums available there.
5. Tapping on any playlist or other element brings up a great array of options. You can choose to play it now, play it after whatever is currently playing, add the entire playlist, or star the track.
After you select something to add, SpotQueue asks you to confirm your choice:
6. After you’ve added stuff to the queue, you can view it, skip between songs, and remove songs. The app is incredibly responsive, in that the lag time between tapping something on SpotQueue Remote on one device and hearing the change on the other “receiver” app (running SpotQueue) is negligible. Nice!