HippoRemote Turns Your iPhone/iPod Touch Into A Media Centre Remote

HippoRemote Turns Your iPhone/iPod Touch Into A Media Centre Remote

iPhone/iPod Touch: If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch and you want to turn it into a feature-rich multimedia remote that makes browsing the web and remote control of your media centre effortless, HippoRemote can help.

HippoRemote turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a touchscreen-based multimedia keyboard, trackpad and feature-rich remote. It does so much more, however, than simply let you type out URLs on the screen instead of a keyboard.

You can control applications, open sites for easier reading on your monitor or television, and interact with the media you’re watching. Check out the video below to see it in action:

The video demonstrates the feature set of HippoRemote Pro, which is $5.99. HippoRemote is also available in a Basic and Lite editions which are $1.19 and free, respectively. You can check out the features for each at the Pro, Basic and Lite sections of HippoRemote page. If you’re curious if HippoRemote supports your specific application you can check out the support page here – chances are good it does support it, it supports Firefox, iTunes, XBMC and dozens of apps in between.

The link below will take you to the iTunes app store, if you’d like to check out HippoRemote without visiting the app store you can visit their main site here. HippoRemote requires an iPhone or iPod Touch and works with Windows, Mac, Linux, or any other operating system that supports VNC remote control.

Have a cool remote control application, iPhone OS-centred or not? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

HippoRemote [via Mashable]


  • This app is head and shoulders over anything else on the iPhone. The app profiles are close to perfect.

    Last night I emailed the developer asking for a future feature that could WOLan a dumb device like my NAS. Within one hour he wrote back with a consideratrion in future versions, and better yet, a workaround to do it now.

    Very impressed.

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