Intel releases Android app for remotely controlling your PC

By Scorpus
Jun 22, 2015
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  1. Without much fanfare, Intel has launched a new app for Android called Remote Keyboard that allows you to remotely control any PC with your smartphone using an on-screen keyboard and mouse.

    The app is designed to be used with small form factor PCs, such as Intel's Compute Stick, that either don't come with included peripherals, or don't effectively support keyboard and mouse control. For example, you could use the Remote Keyboard app to control a hidden living room PC that's connected to your TV.

    However the app isn't limited to small form factor devices: you can install its companion software on any PC running Windows 7 or newer. When the software is installed and connected to your Wi-Fi network, the app will automatically detect your PC so that connection becomes easy.

    The Remote Keyboard app comes with an on-screen QWERTY keyboard with buttons for Control, Alt, Shift, Delete and Windows, while the empty space above the keyboard acts as a trackpad. On the right, Intel has included a scroll bar so you can also efficiently use many Windows applications.

    Currently, the app is only available for Android, and there's no word on whether Intel will release it on other platforms. For those of you that do have an Android device, you can grab Remote Keyboard from the Google Play Store right now, for free.

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    I still prefer Unified Remote.
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  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,491   +2,042

    For the Compute stick it makes sense but why the hell would you want to use it on a full fledged PC unless you want to momentarily wow your mates?...
  4. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Maniac Posts: 288   +105

    Unified remote is by far the best purchase I've ever made off the Play Store

    It's a great tool for anyone with a HTPC hooked up in their living room.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,491   +2,042


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