Volume Remote


The Volume Remote iOS app provides remote control of the volume of your MacOS (OS-X) computer. You mute the sound. You can also remotely put your computer to sleep.

Great when listening to music or watching a movie on your computer. The Volume Remote app can be used from any room in your house, or the convenience of your arm chair. The app uses your wireless network so it doesn't suffer the drawbacks of infra-red controllers.


  • Remotely control your computer's volume
  • Remotely sleep your computer
  • Works from multiple iOS devices at the same time
  • Optional password protection, to stop the kids taking over


  • A MacOS (OS-X) computer with system software OS-X 10.9* or later installed
  • An iPhone or iPad with the Volume Remote software installed


Free companion software must be installed onto your OS-X computer. Download the JazzRemoteServer package and open it on the computer you wish to control. It installs the server software and a System Preference Panel to control the server. (This server software is the same software used with the EyeTV Remote app. It only needs to be installed once).

You must also purchase and install the Volume Remote App from the iTunes store.

Should you have issues with any part of the process, please contact us and we will be happy to assist. You might also like to check the Remote Server Setup page to assist with troubleshooting.


Volume Remote does not collect or transmit any personal or usage information to any party.

Server Software versions

The installer package bundles a number of files together, each with their own version. To simplify matters the installer package has been given a version number also, which is the number on the downloaded file, as listed below. When a new installer version is provided, only some of the components may have changed.

You can view the Jazz Remote Server server software version, and the version of the Preference Pane from within the Jazz Remote Preference Pane. The versions belonging to other server components are not so readily visible.

The following are installer package versions (show more)

  • v1.0.0 First public release (EyeTV Remote only)
  • v1.0.1 extends the program history (when available) and fixes a bug which caused the Preference Panel to sometimes crash when loading.
  • v1.0.2 fixes an issue where the channel list shows as empty.
  • v1.0.4 fixes an issue where EyeTV would launch unexpectedly, with sound only.
    The server version number is now displayed in the System Preferences Panel
  • v1.0.5 adds compatibility with the Volume Remote app.
  • v1.0.6 Fixed an issue where the server wasn't automatically started after installation. Attempting to view a new channel while recording in EyeTV now opens a new device window if available.
  • v1.0.7 This release adds Remote for VLC support. No other changes in this release.
  • v1.1.0 This release adds Remote for YouTube support. No other changes in this release.
  • v1.1.1 Improvements for EyeTV and Remote for YouTube. (EyeTV will occasionally not respond to commands, this version reduces the time the server waits. The YouTube player now brings itself to the front whenever you press 'play'. )
  • v1.1.2 Stability improvements for High Sierra, where JazzServer would occasionally need restarting.
  • v1.1.3 Fixed an issue with Remote for YouTube where YouTube videos would sometimes fail to seek to new locations.
  • v1.1.4 Not released.
  • v1.1.5 Fixed an issue where Jazz Remote Server could fail to start for macOS 10.10 and earlier. Updates to maintain compatibility with future iOS versions.
  • v1.1.6 Fixed a memory leak relating to Remote for VLC. No other changes.
  • Latest (v1.2.0) ncludes new code in preparation for future iOS remote software, and notarization required for Catalina (MacOS 10.15).

    The package updates Jazz Remote Server to version 1.3.0. In coming iOS versions, this enhancement will provide more regular updates when the iOS device is idle. It should also improve battery performance through reduced network activity.

    The update maintains compatibility with older iOS remote versions, but future iOS versions will require this package in order to be updated while idle.

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* Compatibility for 10.7 was originally included, but remains untested. Only OS-X 10.9 or later is supported.