How to remote control music on computer from my iPhone?

You are here, in the right place! Yes, you can control music on your computer directly from IPhone. It’s an easy process! All that you need is a Computer Software like VLC Media Player.

It’s a common application that a lot of us have in computer. You can download VLC from here. After installing the VLC player, create a playlist with all the music you want to listen.

The next step is to Download from App Store: VLC Mobile Remote App. It’s a free app very popular to remotely control VLC from IPhone or Android. It’s very easy to use this application, because it offers an Auto Connect Feature to easily connect with Computer VLC. Note, your IPhone need to be in the same Wi-Fi network with Computer.

If you have difficulties installing and configure the VLC for Remote Control, please take a look at this post: VLC Remote Control from an IPhone

VLC Remote Control from an IPhone

I am a lover of watching movies or sports events before I sleep at night in my bed. My only possibility is to use a PC Monitor as a TV. So, I need to use a Media Player tool for Windows for making this and connect it with IPTV that I use. The big problem over years was: How to control IPTV without need to stand up from bed?

The best solution I have, is to Install the VLC Media Player! Some time I have used Kodi for IPTV but its a bit slower. I highly recommend all of you to use VLC Media Player. You can find to download VLC Media Player for the platform you use here.

After you have installed VLC Media Player you need a remote controller for this tool. It’s easy and simple. The only thing you need to do is to search directly on your IPhone App Store to find the right tool. We will list below some recommended apps you can use for VLC Remote Control from an IPhone

Control via browser

The first way, is to control VLC directly via browser in your IPhone, but it is not designed for a small screen like IPhone.

VLC Mobile Remote

This is an app that you can find directly on App store from your IPhone. It is a free application. VLC Mobile Remote has some facilities built-in. After the install, this app has a guide to easily set-up VLC for Remote and an “Auto Connect” feature that can help you a lot, without requiring to install helper applications on Windows, Mac or other computers. More information about VLC Mobile Remote on their website.

Setup VLC Remote Control on Computer

The first thing you need to do is to active VLC for working in remote. Let’s start:

Step 1

Open VLC and access the Preferences Menu. Click the Show All Button at the bottom of the opened window:

Step 2

Expand Interfaces Menu -> Select ‘Main Interfaces’, then Select the ‘Web’ Checkbox.

Step 3

Now expand ‘Main Interfaces’. Select ‘Iua’ from Menu from the expanded dropdown. On the right side panel in ‘Iua Http’ section set password.

Step 4

Click Save. Close VLC, and re-open it. Make sure that both IPhone and Computer are in the same network Wi-Fi !

Welcome to VLC Remote Control Blog

I am happy to let you know that this blog is created only for those people that are in love with VLC Player. But I will try to get some extra people in this blog.

I will try to explain in this thread why you should change to VLC as soon as possible!

What is VLC Media Player?

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Yes, VLC is a FREE player that never can let you without playing your favourite media format. Now, I will start listing some of core features of VLC Player.

  • Fast – Hardware Decoding
  • Plays all formats
  • Advanced Controls – feature-set over the video, subtitle synchronisation, video and audio filters
  • No spyware, No ads, No user tracking. All free!

On next posts we will see how to set-up VLC for remote control from Android or Apple Systems.