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VLC Remote

By Hobbyist Software Limited

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VLC Remote® lets you remotely control your VLC Media Player on your Mac or PC. Supports iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch!
Awarded Gizmodo's “Essential iPhone App” three years running. Awarded T3's “Best iPhone Apps”.

“The new VLC Remote app is simply stunning! It works a treat and it feels professional and powerful. Love it.”
- Adam, London

“The update for the iPhone version is *amazing* - it looks so polished - not that I had any complaints before.”
- Rich

• Features •

— Easily control VLC from your sofa!
— Today widget for even faster access to controls
— Apple Watch support
— Works with VLC on your Mac, PC or Linux machine
— Automatically scans your local network for VLC players
— Universal app fully supported for iPhone and iPad
— Stop, Play and Pause
— Full DVD controls
— Control volume, position, next track and previous track
— Turn fullscreen on and off
— Use the graphical equaliser
— See your cover art
— 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
— Free setup helper quickly configures VLC for use with the remote

VLC is a great, free and popular media player that can handle almost any file format.

VLC Remote® lets you sit back enjoy your movies and music while you control things from your easy chair.

It is a joy to use - no more reaching for the mouse when you want to pause your show, select the next episode, or play some different music.

VLC Remote will work with the iPhone 3GS and later. It won't work with the iPhone 3g - but you can use Ye Olde VLC Remote on the 3g.

• Reviews •

“Needless to say, we loved this app for everything it’s got.”

“Basically, if you use VLC and have an iPhone you will soon find that this is an essential app to enhance your home movie experience.”

“5/5 Simply put if you have an iPhone or iPod touch and use VLC on your computer then you need this app.”

“As far as I'm concerned, this is a necessary download! ... Works great, setup was super easy and I use this every day. MUST HAVE!!!”
-US Reviewer

• System Requirements •

- Supports VLC on Windows, Mac and Linux
- Free setup helper quickly configures VLC for use with the remote
- Supports VLC 2.0 and above
- Supports Windows, Vista, Windows 7 and Window 8
- Supports Mac OS 10.7 and above.

• Response to feedback •

-If you do have any problems connecting to VLC, then please just check the help instructions in the app. Feel free to drop me an email (my personal mail is in the app) if you need help.

• Languages •

VLC Remote is currently translated to 22 languages. If you are willing to translate it to your language, or would like to improve the translations, please head over to

What's New in Version 9.31

Translations and internals updated.


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Customer Reviews

Well thought out and excellent support

I've used other remote apps for other programs but this is by far the most well thought out remote app I have come across. It's always possible to think of some other feature that you might want an app to have but most every feature one can imagine has been included.
Three of my favorites are that VLC is automatically paused when a phone call comes in, this one works every time for me. I like the ability to search connected drives for content and the ability to select subtitles from the app.
I don't buy many apps but this one has been money well spent. I use it regularly. I prefer paying to not seeing the ads and it is a whale a Knouff executed app that I thought it was worth the price.
I don't recall why, but about a year ago I had occasion to contact the developer and he was very responsive and helpful.
If you use iTunes on your Mac and use the Remote app that Apple provides you are familiar with a poorly executed remote app. If you have content that you can play in VLC, rather than jumping through hoops figure out how to convince iTunes to play it, use VLC and this remote app and you'll be much happier, your blood pressure will be lower, you'll grow 2 inches taller, your hair will become thick and lustrous, you'll reach your ideal weight and win the lottery without even entering!

Good App

This app allows me to control my Mac OS VLC application without mouse or keyboard. It also has most essential features of the desktop application available for use on my iOS device. There are times, however, when the app "refuses" to see my computer, and it can take 10 minutes of fiddling before control of the VLC software on my computer is restored, which is annoying.

Update: July 9, 2017: The "computer-sensing" problem indicated above appears gone, and I revise my rating to 5 stars.

this is the review i made

This app has everything I was looking for. Love that I can search through folders to find what to play next. Well worth the money.

update: still very impressed, one issue, when you hit the rewind button sometimes instead of going back 10 seconds it jumps back to near the beginning of the movie/show. it usually only happens the first time you hit the rewind button and then you can rewind like normal.

VLC Remote
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • $4.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 9.31
  • Size: 32.3 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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