Control your PC with your mobile phone – how it works
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- Control Spotify, YouTube and more on your PC using your mobile phone
- This is how the app remote control works for the computer
You are sitting comfortably on the sofa, watching YouTube videos on your PC and do not want to get up to play the next video? Then take your cell phone in your hand! We’ll show you how to control your PC with your mobile phone.
With the right app, you can simply use your smartphone to make entries on the computer. You do not need any additional hardware or an IR receiver on your mobile phone. The computer and the smartphone only have to be registered in the same WLAN. If your PC has a Bluetooth receiver, the cell phone and computer can also be connected via this.
Control Spotify, YouTube and more on your PC using your mobile phone
To control your PC remotely with your mobile phone, you need the Unified Remote app. The application is available for iOS and Android. You control your computer with both a Samsung Galaxy and an iPhone. The basic functions of Unified Remote are free of charge. You have to activate the full range of functions via an in-app purchase. Here you can download the PC remote control to your cell phone:
In addition to the app on your smartphone, you need the associated software for your PC. This is also free of charge and available on the manufacturer’s website . Follow the on-screen instructions to install. Start the Unified Remote Server and then the app. The application runs in the background on the computer. You don’t have to make any settings.
This is how the app remote control works for the computer
You use the app to establish the connection between the two devices. We recommend the connection via WLAN, as it is more stable than the way via Bluetooth. Once the connection has been established, the basic functions for operating your computer can be used in the app:
In the Basic Input area, you control the mouse on your cell phone. Swipe the screen and the mouse pointer on your monitor moves. If you tap once on your cell phone, you trigger a left click. If you double-tap, you right-click,
If a document is open on the PC, you enter text using the cell phone keyboard.
You can start and stop the current music and video playback or adjust the volume via the media control.
Your computer can also be shut down or locked.
With the paid version you unlock additional functions. This includes an extended keyboard operation, various quick access actions, voice input or screen mirroring . You also hide the advertisements. If you only want to control the music playback from your mobile phone or play Netflix videos, the free version of the mobile phone remote control for the PC is also sufficient.
TeamViewer is an alternative to Unified Remote . You can also control your PC with your mobile phone. The operation via the smartphone screen is somewhat more cumbersome with TeamViewer.