Control the Olive 4 Music Server with an iPhone App

Control the Olive 4 Music Server with an iPhone App

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Taryn Williford
Dec 9, 2009

We hope you didn't miss our Unplggd Test Lab review of the swanky but gorgeous Olive 4 Home Music Server. We were less than impressed by it's clunky, plastic remote, but there's good news: There's an even better (and better looking!) way to control the Olive 4.

The iMaestro application from Olive Media lets you control your Olive 4 Hi-Fi Server from anywhere using your iPhone or iPod Touch. Best of all: It's free!

Browse your library of songs, search for artists, or view album information all from your phone. When you're ready to jam, you can adjust the volume, set a playlist to repeat or shuffle, or rate a track.

When you first launch Maestro, you'll need to enter the IP address from your Olive unit's network (Their site gives a quick rundown on how to get it from Olive's on-board touch controls), but that's as tough as setup goes.

All in all, it's a vast improvement to the bulky remote the Olive 4 comes with. And once you've dropped the cash for a top-of-the-line music server, "free" is a pretty good price to pay for a sleeker remote.

Via Olive's Web site

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