Ever thought, if you can operate your notebook right from your couch without even getting up ?? It just sounds exactly what we do with our televisions, sitting back on our bed we can switch to different channels. Now, this is possible with an Android Smartphone. You might be confused as to what I’m trying to tell. Suppose, you have an Apple Macbook and an Android powered smartphone, now the trick I’m gonna tell, will help you control your MAC PC or Notebook remotely using your cellphone.
Isn’t it interesting ?? Yeah, Of course it is, Mac Remote is an Android app which does exactly the same. It helps you control almost every media playback running on your MAC PC or Notebook. Moreover, you don’t require any softwares to be manually installed, just install this app from Playstore and make use of your Wi-Fi connection to take control of all Media Player on your MAC machine.
Well, you can find many similar apps on the playstore like., AppleRemote or iRemote for iTunes but these apps comes with their own limitations. First, ,iRemote will only help you to gain control over iTunes not to any other media player. Second, many apps with similar features are paid but Mac Remote is free and is compatible with multiple media players.
How to do it ??
- This app only works for devices running MAC OSX operating system.
- The phone and MAC device should share same Wi-Fi network (i.e., same SSID).
- Rest will be done by the app. Allows you to shutdown, suspend and increase/decrease brightness and volume remotely.
- VLC Media Player
- Mplayer X
From the above, the app is facing some compatibility issues with QuickTime player but the rest of them work perfectly. An update to the app will also solve the issue with QuickTime. You can find this app on Google Playstore or click here.
This is a wonderful app allowing you to control operations right from your place just like a TV. I say, don’t go by the no. of downloads the app has got just see it’s features. Also, a future update can bring Keyboard and TouchPad control into the scene. So, just get it downloaded today itself.