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What's New in Android: Remote Control

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Today, there are many options for using gadgets running the Android operating system. They are designed to provide convenience and added comfort to the user.

Let's say you have a smartphone or tablet with an HDMI output that you decide to connect to your TV to watch a movie on the big screen.


For many users, this may seem inconvenient, since there is no way to remotely control the process, as when using a media player. But you can find a way out of this situation. If you have another device based on the Android operating system, then you can take it and with the help of a special free application Tablet Remote, turn it into a remote control for any gadget that is at your disposal. It is enough just to install the program on both gadgets and configure it accordingly.

Android: Remote Control with Tablet Remote


The Tablet Remote program is designed to control the processes of video and music playback. It allows you to adjust the sound volume and brightness of the image, as well as send commands "Play", "Pause", "Rewind", "Switch between tracks". Also, the user has the ability to give system commands: "Back", "Menu", "Home", "Search". You can also enter text on the second device using the on-screen keyboard. To do this, you do not need to have Root privileges for both devices.


To configure this program to work, you must run it on both devices. Next, you need to turn on Bluetooth on both devices and connect the devices to each other. To do this, select The Connection – Scan Devices. After the devices are detected, you need to click Make Device Discoverable.

This will display the device in the list. Bluetooth is activated by default for only 2 minutes, so be sure to remove this restriction in the settings of each device. Now on the device you want to control, you need to enter the settings of the previously opened and launched program and click on the Setup button. Next, you need to enable options such as "Enable Tablet Remote" and "Change The Input method For Tablet Remote". With all these manipulations, you can set up remote control of Android.


After completing all the settings, you can press the Remote button on the gadget that is used as a remote control. After that, a window will open in it, which simulates the same remote control. With it, you can send the necessary commands to the second device. To enable full-screen mode, you need to use the Hide Status Bar option in the settings section of your application. This program works perfectly on phones and tablets.

Remote Management Capabilities

Using this feature provides the user with certain advantages. First, you can determine the location of the device. Secondly, you can ring the device, forcibly turning on the maximum volume of the sound signal. In addition, if you have a remote management application with administrator rights, you can also lock the phone at a distance or erase personal information from the device's memory.

So, let's say you have an Android phone and you're interested in remote control. First of all, you need to make sure that the version of Google you are using on your device supports this feature. If you see the "Android Remote Control" page in Google preferences, then you can work with your device.


Otherwise, you will have to check for yourself whether the update can be installed. After that, you need to go to the settings and select the appropriate item, in which to confirm the choice you need to set one or more ticks. At this point, the work of configuring remote management can be considered completed. It should be borne in mind that the device cannot independently receive commands and send information about its location if it does not have the ability to access the Internet.

It turns out that it is necessary to enable the connection of the mobile transmission of this, for which the user of course will be charged. You can also set up a Wi-Fi connection. However, you can find the device via Wi-Fi only in the coverage area of one access point. For example, so you can call the device if you lost it at home.

Android: Remote control via browser

How do I access the remote control page through a browser? First of all, you need to go from the main page of Google Play, and then do the following. Click on the "Settings" shortcut located in the upper right corner. After that, select "Android Remote Control" from the menu. Now you can see your gadget on the map.

Other features

With Android devices, you can remotely control your computer. There is such an application – Splashtop 2 – Remote Desktop for Android. It is a rather convenient and useful program with which you can configure remote access to your personal computer.

It no longer matters where you are. You can control your computer from anywhere, using for this purpose a device based on the Android operating system. It's very convenient. This feature allows you to always have access to important data that is stored on the computer's hard drive, even if you are at a great distance from it. You can also play entertainment content that is available on your computer, if you want to. Through a tablet or phone, you can play any games installed on your personal computer.

Installing the program

First of all, you need to download the Android version of the specified program. Then you need to launch the application and register in it by creating a new account. To do this, you must enter your password and e-mail address. To log in to your computer through an Android device, you need to download and install Splashtop Streamer on your computer. When you have completed all these steps, you will be able to run the program and enter your email address and password.

Thus, you can get full control over the information stored on the computer, from a smartphone or tablet. It should be understood that in order to carry out these operations, a prerequisite should be the connection of both devices to the Internet. The convenience of work in the presence of such capabilities of the Andoird operating system is difficult to overestimate. In today's world, the ability to remotely control is necessary in order to access a computer from anywhere in the world.