If you’re tired of controlling your Windows computer using mouse and keyboard, then there’s something awesome, you can control your Windows computer using your Android device. All you’ve to do is to install “Unified Remote” app on your Android device and its server program on your Windows computer.
Unified Remote is a software that lets you control your Windows computer using your Android device. It turns your Android device into a multi-touch mouse and casts your computer screen to your Android device. It also features different custom remotes for specific players like YouTube, Netflix, VLC, and Spotify, just to name a few.
Install the Server Program on Your PC
Unified Remote requires the server program, which runs in the background on your Windows computer and allows you to control your computer with your Android running the app. You can download this program straight from its official website. Download it there and go through the installation process.
Once the installation process finishes, the installer should automatically launch Unified Remote. If it doesn’t, launch it and then configure it the way you want it to perform.
Install Unified Remote App on Your Android
After Installing the Unified Remote server program on your computer, you’ll need to install the Unified Remote app on your Android device from the Play Store (link below). Once installed, follow the steps below to connect to your computer.
- Launch Unified Remote app on your Android device.
- Tap on Servers in the main app menu.
- Tap on Add and select Automatic. The app will look for the computer running Unified Remote server in the same Wi-Fi network, so be sure your device is on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
- Tap your computer to connect.
Once connected, it’ll give you a list of remotes you can choose to control your computer from your Android device. For example, the “Basic Input” allows you to use your phone’s screen as a trackpad to control the mouse cursor—which is better for navigation through Windows.
Download Unified Remote
Of course, there are many other apps for controlling Windows computer from Android device, but we think Unified Remote is the best option. Unified Remote is available on every common computer operating system—Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux—and smartphone apps that work on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone as well.
So, try Unified Remote and make your phone as a universal Remote for your computer.
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