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Couch Slouch for Mac

By Daniel Kennett Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 21, 2013

Users who link their computers to their televisions lack familiar control features. Couch Slouch for Mac attempts to allow a TV remote to control your Mac, but ultimately does not function as intended.

Download and setup completed as expected over a high-speed connection. There did not appear to be any technical support available, however. While no instructions came with the application, they were not necessary due to the easy-to-use menu and simple configuration guide. This walks the user through entering information about how their computer is connected to their television. This requires entering the HDMI port to which the TV is connected. HDMI is the only option, which is a disappointment for those users who use other connections, like VGA. After completing the configuration, the program's main menu is also easy to navigate, with listings for the basic connection that exists. Unfortunately, the program would not recognize the test television, despite trying every configuration option available, meaning the program does not perform as intended. The interface and other options available are interesting, but without the basic television functions, the Couch Slouch for Mac application fails even though it's freeware.

Despite having a well-designed interface and walk through, Couch Slouch for Mac fails to operate as intended, meaning users should look elsewhere for television control applications.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

Added support for macOS 10.14 Mojave, including full support for the Dark appearance.
Couch Slouch now checks to make sure it has accessibility access (required for most remote control features to work) and warns if it does not.
Added high-resolution artwork so Couch Slouch looks great on your 4K TV.
A general overhaul of the UI to make it look at home in modern macOS.

General

Release January 18, 2019
Date Added January 18, 2019
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks

Popularity

Total Downloads 109
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Couch Slouch allows your TV's remote to control your Mac, and can also have your Mac and AV system react to one another, whether it's having your Mac wake up when you switch on your TV or having your TV and AV receiver switch off when your Mac goes to sleep.