If you have VLC Player Installed in your Windows, Linux or Mac OS and if you want to Control it from your Android, iPhone/iOS, WebOS or Windows Phone then here are 2 Ways for doing it. So, forget all the Wires and Cables of your Keyboard, Mouse or other Gadgets for Quick Access of VLC Media Player and get along with these Ways to Go Wireless.
Though you have the freedom to Access VLC on these Mobile Devices, but some Media files are Good to Enjoy with others and if you want to be Easy with them at that Time then use the VLC Player Wirelessly by sitting on your couch. Furthermore, you will get freedom from Play, Pause and other features of VLC which were done with your Wired Mouse and Keyboards.
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The first Way is for Android, iPhone/iOS & Windows Phone Users which is free and the Second Way is for Android, Windows Phone, iPhone/iOS & WebOS Users which is Paid. Both of the Method works on Windows, Linux & Mac OS and Setting Up them is not so difficult. The Setup process of VLC Player is not Required every time on your Computer and Laptops which means that these Changes are done only for 1 Time & it can be used all the Time.
Some of the Advantages of using the VLC Player Wirelessly:
- Easily control VLC from your sofa!
- Full browsing control on your PC. (select any file on your computer to play)
- Keyboard shortcuts for fine-grained control of position or volume.
- Easy Stop, Play, and Pause.
- Full DVD controls.
- Turn fullscreen on and off.
- Control subtitles, aspect ratio, audio track and delays.
- Use the picker control for fine control of volume and position.
- View the playlist and play files from it.
- Easily access external drives.
- Use landscape mode for more control and customize with skins.
Requirements to Control VLC Player Wirelessly of your PCs:
- Windows, Linux or Mac OS in your Computer and Laptops.
- Android, iOS, WebOS or Windows Phone.
- 1 Time Setup on PCs and your Mobile Device.
- Same WiFi Network Connected with your Mobile and PCs.
- Medium or Fast Internet Connection.
2 Ways to Control VLC Player Wirelessly of your PCs
1st Way: Android, iPhone/iOS & Windows Phone – Free
Step 2: Now open the VLC Player in your PC and Navigate to the ‘Tools’ Option.
Step 3: Then click on ‘Preferences’ and Click on ‘All’ Settings.
Step 5: Then Expand ‘Main Interfaces’ and Click on ‘Lua’ where you have to ‘Set Password’ under ‘Lua Http’ and then Click on ‘OK’.
Step 6: Now you have to Allow Connections from ‘Firewall’ if you have blocked for VLC Player.
Step 7: After Setting up VLC on your PC, you have to Open the VLC Mobile Remote App and then Enter the Same Password on your Device.
Step 8: Now, if everything is Good then you will be Connected with the VLC Player.
2nd Way: For Android, Windows Phone, iPhone/iOS & WebOS:
Step 1: First you have to Download and Install VLC Setup Helper. If you are not able to get the file then you can Download it from here also:
Step 3: Now if you are using iPhone/iPad/iPod then you can connect Easily with the help of ‘Bonjour’, and for other Devices – you should Click on ‘Run Web Pairing Helper‘ which will Show you a Passcode to Pair your Device.
Step 5: Now Skip the Step of Setup in PC of your Mobile Device as you have done it and Select your Computer from available Networks, then it may Auto-Connect with the ‘Passcode’ of PC with the Device.
There are Many Applications for doing this Task. But these two Applications are Easy to Operate on different Mobile Devices. If you are facing any difficulties in using VLC Wirelessly then Mention it in Comments Section.