Mediamote

Mediamote

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,193
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 14, 2009
  • Price:
    Purchase; CA$0.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    390.63KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    iOS

Editors' Review

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Mediamote's free app that turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a remote control for Windows Media Center (WMC) isn't much to look at, but it gets the job done. It sports all the controls you need to operate WMC, with dedicated buttons for Recorded TV, Guide, Live TV, and DVD Menu. (Here's a complete button guide if you need help.) That's awesome news for anyone who runs WMC on, say, a laptop or den PC, and wants a way to control it from the couch. Mediamote sets up a simple Wi-Fi network between Windows and the iPhone.

There's no indication that you need to visit the developer's Web site and install the Mediamote server on your PC, but you do. With that step done, run the server and then fire up the Mediamote app on your iPhone. Then just start Windows Media Center and you should be all set.

Ironically, the one thing missing is WMC's signature big, green Start button. But at least there's a pop-up numeric keypad for punching in channel numbers. In our initial tests, Mediamote worked like a charm, with zero lag between button taps and the corresponding action on the PC. And, guess what? There's a nifty hidden feature: shake your iPhone and you can choose two other apps to control, iTunes and Windows Media Player 11. (Needless to say, Apple's own Remote app handles the former much better.)

Although Mediamote definitely comes across as a 1.0 release (actually, more like 0.9), it works as advertised. It's a very handy little freebie for those seeking some distance from Windows Media Center.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher myMobileApps
Publisher web site http://my-mobile-apps.com/cta-routes
Release Date April 14, 2009
Date Added April 14, 2009
Version 1.1.1
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iPhone OS 2.x, iOS
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 390.63KB
File Name viewSoftware?id=290206796&mt=8
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,193
Downloads Last Week 2
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $0.99
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