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How to Control VLC Media Player From Your Android Device

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Now in these days almost all the people prefer to spend their time in front of a computer or laptop in the place of TV. This is the reason they also prefer watching movies or listening songs on their computer from the comfort of warm cozy bed.

But once in a while people get excessively irritated when they watch any interesting movie and suddenly volume goes up or dies down, or by any reason they forced to pause it because they don't want to get out of their cozy bed to adjust the problem.
If you have faced or still facing this type of situations then now no need to be worried, we have found a perfect solution for it.

Yeah….you heard absolutely correct. If you use VLC media player on your computer for watching movies then you can completely control VLC media player from your Android phone. An advantageous android app is available on Google play store that can easily turn your android phone into a wireless remote called Remote for VLC.

How to Control VLC Media Player From Your Android Device

You will have to only install Remote for VLC app on your android phone. When the app is enabled successfully on your android phone you will be able to access numerous controls for VLC media player such as play, pause, Previous, Next decrease volume or increase volume etc. according to your wish. 

All those people who wish to Control VLC media player from their Android Device follow these below mentioned instructions. 


Note: For this set-up you will have to download three files (as mentioned in below steps) and make sure that your android phone and your computer both are connected to the same WiFi network.

Instructions to set up Remote Control VLC media player using Android phone
Step (1): Firstly, download VLC media player and install it on your computer.

Step (2): Now, install the Remote for VLC app on your android phone.

Step (3): Download the VLC setup helper and install it on your computer. When installation completes, run the program and make a click on Setup VLC option from interface of the program. The program will automatically configure VLC and will run it.

How to Control VLC Media Player From Your Android Device

Step (4): Now you have to set a password for the remote control app. For this action, go to VLC media player and navigate to Tools --> Preferences.

How to Control VLC Media Player From Your Android Device

Step (5): Select option of All under Show settings from the bottom of Preferences menu and navigate to Interfaces --> Main interface --> Lua. Now here you have to set a password and save the settings as shown in below screenshot. (Remember you have to forward Port 8080)

How to Control VLC Media Player From Your Android Device

Step (6): Now, you have to open the Remote for VLC app on your android phone and wait for a while till the app scans for the servers. When the app will detect a server, you have to tap on it and enter the password. Here you have to use identical password that you set in VLC preferences.

How to Control VLC Media Player From Your Android Device

That's it!


Now you can freely use the Remote for VLC app to remotely control VLC media player from your android phone according to your wish and from now no need to get out of your cozy bed to adjust the problem. Some basic controls for the Remote for VLC app is shown below.

How to Control VLC Media Player From Your Android Device

Using this app you can access the VLC media player playlist from your computer and easily switch between videos and songs. Even you can also use the Remote for VLC app to browse your computer drives and folders and play any audio / video file using VLC media player. Short and simply we can say Remote for VLC app gives you the complete control on your computer related to VLC media player.

I hope you liked this step-wise tutorial about how to control VLC media player from your Android device. Feel free to share your comments with us. Your view will be always thanked and appreciated here. 

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5 comments:

  1. Wish they had the same feature in WIndows Phone :(

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  2. Wow! I must comment that this is quite a handy tutorial. The Control of VLC media player from an android device should be relieving and time saving. The steps are clear and the need for it is justifiable. I see that only those with Android smartphone can benefit from this app and functionality!

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    1. Yehh....Bro controlling VLC media player of computer from an android device is really helpful and comfortable solution. Sunday, here i have explained about controlling through the Android phone. As i will get information, i will must share share with you all about other phones. thanks Bro sharing your view with us :)

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  3. This is a simple to follow tutorial, well explained with great illustrations. I use VLC as my main media player on my laptop because of its awesome features and sometimes i may be a little bit far from my PC especially when am watching movies on it, its nice to know i can control the movie via my phone or tablet which is always closer to me.

    I found this post on Kingged.com and also left a comment on it.

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    1. Hiii Nwosu,
      thanks for your sharing your view here. I am glad to know that you found this article useful for you. Stay connected with us :)

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