Too “lazy” to turn off your computers? when you are too tired after working and lay down on your sofa to take a rest? Why not using your smartphone to turn your computer off while you are take a break and you are just too tired (lazy) to get up from your sofa.
Yep! you can using an app to turn your smartphone as computer remote control. The app is called ‘Unified Remote’
This app is works flawlessly on Android, iOS and Windows phone device. Unified Remote is the most popular app among the computers remote based app.
It is “free app” but you always can upgrade it to full version if you want to use it in a full function. And yeah! you’ll see no ads in pro version and a lot of more pro features that you can’t get in free version of course.
How to Use Unified Remote App to Turn Smartphone As Computer Remote Control
First, you need to download Unified Remote from App Store, Windows Store or Google Play Store according to what device you use, and install it on your smartphone.
Then, in order to make the app can connect to your computer you need to download the server for your computer from the official Unifiedremote.com website.
“And yeah! it also works on Hackintosh too guys!”
Test It Out
Once you done installing the apps, both on your smartphone and on your computer you can connect both device and start to use your smartphone as your computers remote.
For example, if you want to play your favourite music on iTunes play lists. Simply tap on the Unified Remote app menu then tap on Remotes. And choose Media, tap on ‘Play’ button and the iTunes should open and start to play your playlists.
To remote control your computers mouse, tap the mouse icon on the app navigation menu.
In my opinion, how the app can remote the computers mouse is amazingly light and less delay. That’s awesome!
If you are using the free version and want to remote your computers keyboard, you will need to go back to Menu > Remotes > Keyboard. Unlike the mouse remotes that you can simply tap the mouse icon on app navigation, “On Screen” keyboard only works in paid version.
To turn of your computer, find the Power Button in Menu > Remotes.
You can also manage your files within the app and to add more remote, tap on (+) green button e.g. VLC media player or Youtube (web)
Cool eh? with Unified Remote app, you have control of your PC/Mac without even touch em.
That’s it how to turn smartphone as your computers remote. If you already know and have use this app please share your opinion and your experience for using this app in comment section below.
For more info please visit the official website.
Note & Disclaimer
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