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Home Remote Control

Home Remote Control

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Windows/OSX/Linux/XBMC/Ubuntu/Mint/Gentoo/Elementary/Whatever/Arch Remote Control

The app consists basically of two remote control types. The first one for Windows/Mac/Linux, called "Simple Remote Control" and the second for Linux only, called "Advanced Remote Control". Skip to the bottom for installation instructions.

Generel Remote Control features:
• keyboard
• mouse/touchpad
• list and download files from filesystem
• system monitor(CPU,RAM,DISK,BATTERY..)
• custom shortcuts
• sound control
• numpad/navigation shortcuts
• future tasks

Simple Remote Control features:
• login via QR Code scanner

Advanced Remote Control features:
• rename, delete and upload files on your filesystem
• terminal
• linux command library
• ssh login

App core features:
• remote control widget
• wake on lan widget
• export/import remote controls via a file
• display cpu,memory,battery,bluetooth,network info of android device

For both remotes it is possible to add customised commands like "open music player and play 'some-weird-sounds.mp3'". Below are some examples of already predefined commands.

• control media player play/stop/prev/next
• control audio volume
• shutdown
• restart
• lock/unlock screen
• send keyboard input
• start software like "Spotify, XMBC, VLC, Chrome.."

--- Simple Remote Control for Linux/Windows/Mac ---

1. Download the server app, unzip and execute the "RemoteControlServer.jar".

2. Open Android app, go to -> "new device" -> "Simple Linux/Windows/Mac" -> "scan" and scan the QR code from the server on your computer.

--- Remote Control for Linux only ---

1. Install SSH Server if you havn't installed it already.
sudo apt-get install openssh-server

2. Open Android app, go to -> "new device" -> "Advanced Remote Control" and type in the requiered information.

3. For mouse and keyboard control you need to install xdotool.
sudo apt-get install xdotool

--- Wake On Lan ---

1. sudo apt-get install ethtool
2. sudo ethtool -s eth0 wol g
3. insert the following two lines into the autostart script(/etc/rc.local)
sleep 5
ethtool -s eth0 wol g
4. open /etc/init.d/halt and set NETDOWN=no
5. check and activate Wake On Lan and/or Wake on PCI(E) your mainboard bios

Private key login
Step 1
> ssh-keygen -t rsa
To ensure safety enter a passphrase.

Step 2
Then, paste the content of the public key ~/.ssh/ into the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on the remote host.
> cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys

Step 3
Copy the private key ~/.ssh/id_rsa to your Android phone and load the file from the 'Add Device' screen.

Download PDF for more help:

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Recently changed in this version

• added history, shortcut access and command bibliotheca access for the Linux terminal
• added monitor screen for Kodi

Comments and ratings for Home Remote Control
  • (59 stars)

    by Redfury on 13/07/2012

    Awsome application 10min setup, sftp access and WOL , thanks dude!

  • (59 stars)

    by Tushar Bisht on 21/09/2014

    Turned my Ubuntu laptop onto a home theater !! Control on the fly

  • (59 stars)

    by Luke Krasner on 14/09/2014

    Does as advertised for Linux, I can not speak for the windows or Mac options. Constantly in development, which is always a good sign.

  • (59 stars)

    by Romulo Manalo on 09/09/2014

    Tv remote control

  • (59 stars)

    by Furqan Khan on 07/09/2014

    Don't download this app

  • (59 stars)

    by Johnny Jean Pierre on 01/09/2014


  • (59 stars)

    by Dragan Jovanović on 31/08/2014

    Working great on Ubuntu.