Control media playback from the couch with VLC Mobile Remote

VLC Mobile Remote

VLC is a sweet media player available cross platform. It's becoming the norm to have apps and controllers to manipulate what's displayed on-screen when connected to a PC. VLC Mobile Remote is a unofficial app which turns your Windows Phone into a remote control for your PC. When viewing media through VLC, it's now possible to control playback from the comfort of your own couch.

It's required to have your remote PC added to the app and once you're set up and ready to go, a beautiful experience awaits. There's a superb tutorial on the app, which walks you through step-by-step on how to get your VLC installation talking to the Windows Phone. Auto-connect will then locate and sync with any PCs (Windows, Linux and Mac) on the network, prompting for the password and you're good to go.

VLC Mobile Remote is available on the store for free with limited features and advertisements. Should you wish to unlock full functionality and remove advertising, a small in-app purchase of $1.99 is all that's required. With the premium version loaded, users can take advantage of playlist management, subtitles and even manipulating playback speed. Taking screenshots, cropping video, saving favorite folders and playing files from a PC is also included.

It's a seriously cool way to manage your VLC playback when not physically at the computer. We approve and recommend the app if you use the media player. Requires Windows Phone 8 or above.

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Reader comments

Control media playback from the couch with VLC Mobile Remote


What do you mean by "login everytime"? Auto connection in the app makes everything easy.
I think you used it when there was no auto connection option.

what do you think? they have only released a bad and buggy and featureless Windows 8 x86-64 version... not even RT, so calculate how long they can take to port it to WP, if they still don't have it for ARM in Windows Store.

Not the same at all. Squinting at a miniature version of my htpc is not what im looking for. Check out xbox glass for wp or windows store.



Finally a great app! I love it <3

I'm a TV Series addict and I always need some control whilst in bed!

How cares about remote players... We need media players to see movies from our mobiles storage. Moliplayer can do it. The others why not...?

Guys can one tell me a good media player in Windows phone which should have a drag option to forward the track as in moliplayer but should have also have albums displaying which is not the case with moli

PC Remote... Best thing out there in my opinion.
If you haven't tried it... You should.
It has a great set of features