[App] Music Remote – Control Your Stereo With Your Android Device

[App]  Music Remote – Control Your Stereo With Your Android Device

One of the great things about Android is the ever evolving, open, and increasingly easy ways to connect everything we use on a daily basis. This has become a major selling point for the platform, and there are so many apps that lend to this. Some apps shine and actually make our lives a bit simpler; the way it should be.  For example, have you ever wished you could use your Android device as a remote control with your stereo? Music Remote by Ubergrund, is a free app that lets you do this, easily and best of all – without the need of a wifi or bluetooth connection.

Music Remote available free in Google Play

Music Remote available free in Google Play

I have personally been using this app for a few months and I highly recommend it.  It’s reliable and fairly simple to set up and use.  It’s also an easy and cheap way to breathe new life back into those old Android devices you may still have lying around or in a drawer.

The premise is simple:

Music Remote menu options

Music Remote menu options

  1. Install the app on your old Android device, enable the app in Settings, then connect it to your stereo. This can be done via the headphone jack.
  2. Next, install the app on your other Android device, as well. Set it up same way you did the first one and choose which device to use as the server (the device connected to the stereo).
  3. Choose a playlist/tracks and remotely control playback, as well as volume, with your other device. Simple.
Playback controls via browser interface

Playback controls via browser interface

 

 

 

 

Another great feature if you don’t want to install the app on the other device or don’t have a second/spare Android device to use, is the ability to control it with your Mac/PC/Chromebook via the web.

Operating this way is just as simple:
On the connected Android device, go to Settings > Browser Interface > Enable.
Then tap Share Browser Interface URL.
Send the link to your email, open it in your web browser, use the on screen controls to operate your connected device remotely. Be sure to bookmark it in your browser for quicker access next time.

 

Via browser interface (pc)

Via browser interface (pc)

So, head on over to the Google Play Store and grab it.  It’s easy to use and it’s free!  Don’t forget to rate the app after trying it out for a bit.

Google Play linkLink:  Music Remote  (Google Play)

 

 

Chief Editor of DroidHorizon. I own a few different devices at the minute and enjoy writing reviews and sharing what I think is cool. You can often find me playing Playstation 4 or sprawled across the couch with headphones on (maybe with a nice beer or dark rum in-hand)

1 Comment

  1. Nice one Daniel, this will come in very handy for my mini receiver! 🙂

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