Volume for iTunes

Developer: Yogi Patel

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1.2 MB - Download


Volume for iTunes enables you to control your iTunes volume via the system volume.

If you're like me and play music through remote speakers, you know that the keyboard volume buttons don't do anything — they only change the system volume, not the music's volume*.

Now you can change iTunes' volume with the keyboard. No need to switch apps or find little volume adjusters.

*Note: to adjust system volume while Volume for iTunes is active, hold the command key while pressing the volume keys.


Release Notes:

✓ Fixes additional keys not working (brightness, forward, reverse, play/pause, etc). Sorry about that!


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by iDon.Mac

Works! - I guess it's easy to find out if this app works for you or not, you download it and see! BECAUSE IT IS FREE! And on top of that, it really does work. In fact, I was playing some music on iTunes when I saw this app on the store, so I decided to download it, and it installed, then I started it and what do you know… it worked, and in AirPlay mode too! I am using a MacBook Pro and running OS X Lion 10.7 and iTunes 10.4.1, everything is up to date, just FYI. Oh, and the file size is 0.2MB, so you can't complain that it will take you a while to download. I'm a happy Audiophile now :) so rejoice if you are too!

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 1.0
Review by Butch Nuss

Didn't Work with Mac Pro - I didn't expect it to work but I was hopeful. I downloaded the app and it doens't work. I have external speakers hooked up through my optical output of a Mac Pro. That may be the issue but there are no instructions so I'm deleting the app. Oh well.

Found helpful by 9 out of 17 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2
Review by mjbrancato

Great application but the volume keys become iTunes only and not for system - I wanted an application that runs in the background to be able to control the system volume and iTunes Volume combined. This application takes the system volume keys and only changes the iTunes volume and not the system volume too. Now everytime I want to change the system Volume I have to go in the System Preferences and look for the Audio Volume just to change the system volume. The first time I downloaded this it allowed me to use the Volume Controls to adjust the iTunes Volume and the system volume simultanously. The Update after that had some bugs. The next update fixed the bugs but now you can't adjust system volume. Please fix the bugs and release a new update. This is the second update that has bugs in it. Unless if that is this app's functionality but that makes this app useless to me. I am trying to use a shortcut to adjust the iTunes volume with the system volume. Mike

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.2
Review by SenorFlow

4star update - I gave this a 1-star review in a previous version, because when active it adjusted the system volume and iTunes' volume. With version 1.2, it's a 4-star app to me because it adjusts just iTunes' volume. Of course, I've noticed other people expect different behavior. Just add some User Settings and it's a 5-star app.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.2
Review by elKavernikola

Hey, It Was Good…Until the Last Update! - What happened? Before the latest update, this controlled both system volume and iTunes volume in tandem. Now only the iTunes volume is controlled, which defeats the purpose of the app. Please, bring back the older version! Thanks!

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 1.2
Review by Maple vs. Honey

THANK YOU FOR THIS! - Seriously, thanks to the dev for creating this tiny but massively useful app! You’ve addressed something that has been driving me crazy for a long time- the ability to change the volume of the music coming out of my Airport speakers without having to leave the project I’m working on (ie. go to iTunes). And I am truly grateful for this. I’m not what everyone’s problem is regarding having to hold Command to control the system volume- this makes so much sense. Please don’t change it! If you are getting this app it’s becuase you want to control iTunes volume without having to go into iTunes… hijacking your keyboard volume buttons for this feature makes perfect sense. What wouldn’t make sense is a button that does two things at once… i.e. the volume buttons controlling both iTunes and the system volume. No, it makes way more sense to build in the secondary Command+ option so you can control them independently. So again I say- developer please don’t change this!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.2
Review by bshantrout

Used to work great...no more. - I made the mistake of updating and this once great app no longer works. I uninstalled it and then downloaded it again, restart and tried to launch it, but nothing. Uninstalling now, but hopefully there will be a functional version released soon.

Found helpful by 2 out of 5 people