How to use a Phone as a Remote for VLC

VLC is a free and open-sourced media player that works across platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, Unix, and Linux and plays most media files. When you use this media player on your device, you might want a remote so you can enjoy it without having to sit right next to your device, which you can do by following these steps.

Step 1:
Before you do anything to your phone, you will need to download VLC onto your computer. If you already have VLC, make sure you have the most up to date version to ensure it will be compatible with the remote app on your phone.

Step 2:
Download the VLC remote app on your phone. Android, Windows, and Apple all have VLC Remote apps that you can download onto your smartphone. There is a free version that provides you with simple controls, such as pause or play, or a more comprehensive version that allows you complete control for a small fee.

Step 3:
Now that you have VLC on your computer and the VLC remote app on your phone, it is time to connect the two. First, open VLC on your computer. Then, open the VLC remote app on your phone. You might have to enter your IP address or information about your network. The app will detect VLC on your computer, and it is ready to use. Some versions of the remote require additional set up, which you can find on the app developer's website.

To use your phone as a remote for VLC, simply download the VLC remote app onto your phone and connect it to your VLC. You will be able to sit back and enjoy your media player with complete control.