With everything turning wireless, you may also wish to control your Windows PC just by using your Android device. There are wireless products available that you can connect with your PC to operate it wirelessly, and it would be a great option if you could do that all, simply by using your Android device. This negates the need to carry around those extra gadgets.
In fact, using your Android device, you can control various aspects of your Windows PC, like the keyboard, mouse, and media playback. Fortunately, the open world of Android has a bunch of apps that allows you to control your Windows PC from the comfort of your bed or elsewhere. Let’s dive straight into it.
1. Unified Remote
One of the first apps that pops up when searching for remote control apps for Windows is Unified Remote. It is a highly-rated app and has raked in over
10,000,000 installs. Once the app is installed on your Android device, you can connect with your Windows PC over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. However, before you can use it, you need to install the server app on your Windows PC to connect to the Android device.
With Unified Remote, you can not only perform basic tasks like using a keyboard or mouse but also can shut down or restart your PC, stream music, use browsers, media, etc. It also includes light and dark themes and supports single and multi-touch mouse controls. Getting the full version unlocks more than 90 remote controls, widgets, custom remotes, IR actions, NFC, Android Wear controls, voice commands, etc.
KiwiMote is a universal remote control app for a PC that allows you to control your Windows PC using just your Android device. The app interface is clean, modern, and easy to use. Notably, the Android and server apps on your Windows PC should be connected over the same Wi-Fi network.
Some of the main functions of KiwiMote are mouse/touchpad, type using QWERTY keyboard on your phone, create/control presentations, joystick for playing basic games, control media players, PDF readers such as Adobe PDF Reader and Foxit PDF Reader, KM Player, Real Player, VLC Media Player, BS Player, Winamp, Windows Media Player, and Windows Photo Viewer.
The InfiniMote app allows you to create an infinite number of custom remotes, which the user can customize as per their needs. The app connects to your PC over Wi-Fi and performs brilliantly without any lag. With InfiniMote, you can customize buttons, touchpads, movement sensors, and mouse and key joysticks. Moreover, you can assign different programs to access them quickly. The app can also be used to share custom remote controls with friends using links or NFC.
InfiniMote also has the option to customize the custom keyboard’s appearance, position, and functionality. Basically, it has all the features of the above two apps, and you can create a remote for media players, online games, photo gallery, etc. One nifty feature of this app is that it allows you to control a Windows PC from multiple phones simultaneously.
4. Remote Link
Another popular Android app on the Play Store that lets you control your Windows PC remotely is Remote Link. The app is developed by Asus, so the app should be reliable. You can connect your Android device and Windows PC over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The app lets you access a touchpad remote, a keyboard remote, a presentation remote, a media remote, and more.
The good thing is that the app also features some of the nifty features of Asus itself, like Asus Smart Gesture. If you own an Asus ZenWatch, then using this Remote Link app, you can remotely control your presentation using gestures on your ZenWatch. That’s pretty convenient! The Remote Link app provides all the basic functionalities. Make sure you have installed the server app on your Windows PC to control it using the app.
5. Serverless Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse
The functions and features of the app are almost explained in the app’s name. The Serverless Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse app allows you to control any device, be it smartphone, tablet, computer, or Android TV, as long as it has Bluetooth, which shouldn’t be a problem. Besides, it does not require you to install a server app on your Windows PC in order to work. The app has a minimal interface and was recently updated with some extra features.
You get scrolling support from the touchpad, type using your smartphone’s keyboard, control media players remotely, use voice recognition support, etc. Apparently, the app has over 33 different keyboard language layouts and offers to send copied text to connected devices. Some features are locked behind the premium version of the app, like turning your device into an “Air Mouse.”
The above apps make it easier to control your Windows PC remotely without the hassle of carrying extra wireless gadgets. There are some apps that provide some extra features but require a premium subscription. You should first check out and try the free version of the app before buying the full version. You may also want to learn how you can install Windows 10 directly from your Android phone or use your Android phone as a mouse in Windows 10.