When I select a song in the iPod App on my Iphone, it starts playing immediately (it changes screen to the album cover art and the play icon turns into a pause icon).
However, when using the Remote App (which mirrors the iPod App functionality in almost every way) to control music playing on my Apple TV, I select a song and it changes screen to the album cover art, but it doesn't start automatically, I have to press the play icon. This is just a bit annoying as it is expected behaviour from the iPod App. I always forget about this bug and put the phone back in my pocket and then 5 seconds later I go "why is my song not playing.....DOH!"
Please fix this in the next update.
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Hmmm, I'm not sure whether this has been fixed or not. When the Apple TV is on (white light on) the songs do start automatically when selected.
However, when the Apple TV is in "Standby" (white light off), it is still possible to browse Apple TV songs on my iPhone using the Remote app and also play the songs. I use this state to play music when I don't want the TV on. It is in this state that songs don't start automatically when I would prefer that they would.
But I am not sure whether the on state has been fixed or not. I'll admit my first post was based on the Apple TV being off and songs not starting automatically. I can't remember whether they started straight away when on.