This post was last updated on August 27th, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Everyone in the world is using smartphones today. Majority of people use Android Smartphones because these have some great features and can be bought with a small amount of money. There are so many different uses of smartphones as well. However, people are now using their Android Smartphones as remote control devices now. If you also want to use your android phone as a remote control device then you need to read this post. I’m going to talk about some great apps that will help you use your android phone as a remote.
If you are using your PC and you don’t feel like using your mouse or keyboard to control YouTube then this app can be really handy for you. With the help of this cool application from Google Inc. you can control the streaming of YouTube on your PC. I often like to sit back in my chair and see some cool YouTube videos. I really hate it when I have to lean forward and select another video with the mouse. However, you don’t need to do this now because YouTube Remote can help you control YouTube from a long distance.
Remote for VLC
If you are playing a movie on VLC player and you are sitting at a distance from your PC then will hate to sit up and turn up/ down the volume. However, you don’t need to bother at all if you have got Remote for VLS installed in your Android Smartphone. This is really a cool app developed by Peter Baldwin. The app is completely free to download and it runs on Android version 1.6 or above.
There is not a lot of difference between Remote for VLC and Remote for iTunes. However, you will have to buy this application from Google Play Store. Currently, the price of this application is $3.99. It is developed by Hyperfine. This application helps you control the playback and other features of iTunes even without touching your Mac.
The function of Retune is similar to that of Remote for iTunes. However, this application has got a nicer interface, easy control and most importantly, it is totally free. The app is developed by SquallyDoc Studios. You can use this app in Android 3.2 or above. You don’t need to use your mouse for controlling music on iTunes because you can do it easily with the help of Retune now.
Now, this may be and Android App but it can be used for mac only. As the name of this application suggests, it helps you control your Mac remotely. One thing that you will like about this app is that, it offers a complete range of possibilities. This app will not only help you control Mac remotely but it will also help you control many other programs like VLC, iTunes, QuickTime, iPhoto and Spotify etc. This remote app is quite limited but it is very easy to use as well. The user interface of application is easy to understand and once can easy know what needs to be done.