Remotely Control VLC from Your Android with Unified Remote
Article by George Norman
On 18 Nov 2013
Unified Remote turns your Android smartphone into a remote for the free and properly good VLC media player.

You can relax in your favorite chair and remotely pause and resume playback, remotely adjust the volume, and more.


Here is the scenario I had in mind. You load a video in VLC media player, get comfortable in your favorite chair, and enjoy the video you loaded. Your girlfriend walks in and tells you something. Now, because you had to pay attention to her, you didn’t catch part of the dialog, and now you have to get up and rewind.

With Unified Remote, you won’t have to do this. This is an application that turns your Android-powered device into a remote for your PC. Among the remotes the application has to offer, there’s one dedicated to the free and properly good VLC media player.

From your Android’s screen, from your very comfy chair, you can remotely control VLC: go full screen, increase the volume, decrease the volume, mute the volume, speed up the playback, slowdown the playback, pause and resume playback, stop playback, move to the next file in the playlist, move to the previous file in the playlist.

Getting started with Unified Remote is a 3-step process:
  • Step 1 – install Unified Remote Server on your Windows-powered machine.
  • Step 2 – install the Unified Remote app on your Android-powered machine. You can install the Free or the Full paid version.
  • Step 3 – connect the Android app with the Unified Remote Server on your PC.
The VLC remote is just one of many other remotes the Unified Remote app has to offer. There are many other remotes that you can easily access. The Power remote for example lets you remotely restart and shutdown your PC.

As mentioned above, Unified Remote is available as a free and as a paid app. Click here to see a chart that details the differences between the two and a chart that lists the remotes you get from the Free and the Full app.

Please note that Unified Remote is also available for Windows Phone. The developer is working on adding support for OS X, iOS, and Linux.

Find out more about Unified Remote on its official website.
Check out a FindMySoft review here.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Google, Android, Unified Remote, VLC
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