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Unified Remote for Android

By Unified Intents Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 9, 2013

Unified Remote lets you control your computer in all sorts of neat ways, with only a slightly noticeable lag. The latter is very easy to forgive once you see the sheer number of specialized remotes the app includes. If you pay for the upgrade, the number of remotes it adds becomes almost absurd.

In order to make this program work, you need to download a companion program on the PC you want to control. There is a portable version of the program, so you can take it with you and put it on any computer you want. Windows Firewall may block some of the program's features at first, though. Once you've finally set everything up, turning on the Unified Remote app is a breeze. It can control your mouse, keyboard, and more, but it does take about a microsecond for your movement to register on your computer. The app includes custom remotes for programs like Spotify, VLC, and Windows Media Player. If you buy the full version, it gives you dozens more that have custom controls for just about any program you can think of. The premium version adds nifty voice controls, too. Sadly, even the full version of the app doesn't support third-party keyboards on your phone if you're a Swype or Swiftkey fan. Other than that, the app is very powerful and very fun to use.

If you're constantly running into situations where you need to control your computer from afar, download Unified Remote. The first couple of times you'll try this app, it will really feel like magic.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.12.0

Bug fixes and improvements.

General

Release November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 3.12.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 9,027
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

The one-and-only remote control app for your computer. Turns your device into a WiFi or Bluetooth universal remote control for Windows PC, Mac and Linux. Be lazy, you deserve it! Preloaded with support for 90+ programs including mouse & keyboard, media players, presentations, screen mirroring, power control, file manager, terminal, and much more.

Server: https://www.unifiedremote.com

"Fantastic tool for those of you who want to have a remote control for their computer for watching TV, or maybe for listening to music." - Gizmodo

Key Features

- Easy server and app setup, that just works.

- Automatic server detection to easily find servers on your network.

- Server password protection and encryption for added security.

- Supports single and multi-touch mouse control.

- Wake On LAN to easily start your server.

- Includes light and dark color themes.

- Server is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

- Control other devices including Raspberry Pi and Arduino Yun.

- 18 free remotes

Full Version Features

- 90+ remotes

- Floating Remotes (use remotes over other apps)

- Custom Remotes

- Widgets & Quick Actions

- Voice commands

- Custom remotes

- IR actions

- NFC actions

- Android Wear (Quick Actions, Voice & Mouse)

- No upgrade hints

Essentials

Mouse, Keyboard, Screen, Volume, and more.

Music

Spotify, iTunes, Google Music, Winamp, etc.

Video

VLC, BSPlayer, Windows Media Player, PotPlayer, etc.

Media Center

Kodi (XBMC), Plex, Windows Media Center, Boxee, etc.

Streaming

YouTube, Netflix, Hulu

Presentations

PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Presentation

Browsers

Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera

Other

Power, Monitor, Files, Task Manager, Commands, etc.

All Remotes

https://www.unifiedremote.com/remotes

Note that some remotes are not available for all operating systems.

Permissions

- system alert window: for floating remotes.

- read phone status: for auto-pause when receiving calls.

- control NFC: for NFC actions.

- full network access: for server connection.

- view network connections: for server connection.

- view Wi-Fi connections: for server connection.

- pair with Bluetooth devices: for server connection.

- control vibration: for optional haptic feedback.

- prevent phone from sleeping: for optional wake-lock.

- transmit infrared: for IR remote control.

- install shortcuts: for launcher shortcuts.