Sit in your favorite chair and use your Android to remotely control VLC media player on your PC. That is an example of what can be done with Unified Remote. You see, this is an application that turns your mobile into a remote for your desktop. At this time, it supports Android, Windows Phone, and Windows. But the developer is working on adding support for iOS, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Getting Unified Remote up and running is a three-part process. First up, you must install Unified Remote Server on your Windows-powered machine. Next up, you must install Unified Remote on your Windows Phone or Android. And last but not least, you must connect from the app to the server. Don’t worry, connecting is a very straightforward process.
While Unified Remote Server is running on your PC, you will see a green icon in the system tray. Double click it and you will be presented with the Settings menu. From this menu you can choose if you want the server to automatically run at startup, you can stop the server, choose if you want to accept Bluetooth connections, enable password protection, enable data encryption, and more.
Take the example I used at the start. The free Unified Remote app for Android (there’s a paid version as well) has a special VLC remote. This means that as long as I am connected to the Unified Remote Server, from my Android’s screen, I can remotely control VLC on my PC. I can adjust the volume, pause the playback, switch to full screen, and so on.
Connect to the Unified Remote Server and use your Android or Windows Phone to remotely control your PC. That’s the wonderful functionality that Unified Remote puts at your disposal.
Unified Remote is currently available for Windows, Windows Phone, and Linux; the developer is working on adding support for iOS, Mac OS X, and Linux. Installing Unified Remote Server on a PC is an effortless task; the same goes for installing the Unified Remote app on an Android device. Connecting from the app to the server is a simple matter.
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Unified Remote has been reviewed by George Norman on 25 Nov 2013. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Unified Remote 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential