How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

Hey Guys, I hope you are doing absolutely fine, and welcome back to another post. so in this post. I am going to show you “How to control the VLC media player from your Android device?” VLC includes a web interface that you can enable to control VLC player from another device.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

This is particularly useful for a media center pc. This post will guide you on how to remote control vlc playback on your pc from your android smartphone.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device?

Here, all the steps are divided into two parts please follow the steps.

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PART1: Set Up VLC Player on Computer-

STEP1: VLC web interface is turned off by default to activate the web interface,

STEP2: Click the Tools menu select preferences.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

STEP3: click the all option under show settings scroll down through this list and select main interfaces.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

STEP4: Now, click the web check box to enable the HTTP interface.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

STEP5: Next, click Lua on the left in the Lua HTTP section. then set a password of your choice.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

finally, save your settings, and next, you have to confirm that vlc is not blocked in the windows firewall to allow the VLC player through your firewall open.

Control panel >> type firewall in the search box >> click the option >> allow an app through windows firewall

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player



Ensure that the box next to VLC media player for both public and private networks is checked.

STEP6: Now, the only thing that you should know is the local IP of your computer to find the local ip open the command prompt,

Enter ipconfig command

STEP7:  Make a note of the ipv4 address of your wireless connection.

That’s it now vlc on your computer is ready to be controlled remotely.

PART2: Remote Control VLC from Android

STEP1: First of all make sure your phone is connected to the same wi-fi network as your computer 

STEP2: You have to install the vlc remote app on your android device.

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STEP3: Open the application under manual connection tap on configure vlc connection.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

STEP4: Now, here enter the IP address of your computer, and enter the password that you saved on vlc on your computer. Then save the settings.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

Once the connection is successful, you can play media files on your pc and control the media playback from your phone.

Now, you can control different functions like pause, and play fast forward rewind adjust volume, and so on.

Tap the menu button to reveal more options like play video in full-screen mode take a screenshot of the video control the playback speed and more.

Method 2: Using Android Browser-

if you do not want to install an application you can also access vlc from a web browser to access vlc’s web interface.

STEP1:  Open your web browser, and enter the URL in this format.

http://YourComputerIP:8080

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

STEP2: It will prompt for the username and password leave the username field blank enter just the password tap on sign in.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

STEP3: The mobile interface will load up.

How to control the VLC media player from your Android device | Remote Control VLC Player

Now, you can use it to control what is playing on vlc on your pc. 

LAST WORD: So, guys, you are now able to control your vlc player from your android device after doing this you will feel as if you are watching tv with a tv remote so enjoy your smartphone as a remote for vlc media player. 

Now here is the end of the article this is the overall information for you. Don’t forget to share this post. Share it on Facebook or any social site. Thank you so much.

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