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I recently upgraded by old Wildfire to a Galaxy S2. For an event I'm running, I'd like to be able to hook the wildfire up to a sound system and play music (that's on the wildfire). However, I'd also like to control the playback using my S2. This can be via bluetooth or wi-fi, as I can use the wi-fi hotspot feature if required.

Can anyone suggest any Apps that would allow me to do this? So far a remote-desktop app is the best I've found, but it's a bit awkward to use.

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I see that desktop Winamp has Android remote control apps - perhaps there's an Android media player with remote controlability? – xorsyst Mar 5 '13 at 17:35
Really, even with the bounty, no-on can think of a media player on Android with remote-control capability? – xorsyst Mar 11 '13 at 10:53
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You could try Tablet Remote. It is a Bluetooth only app. I haven't tried it yet but it looks like exactly what you want.

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Thanks - that does look promising, although I haven't tried it yet. I'll let you know how I get on. – xorsyst Mar 14 '13 at 9:14
It worked quite well. The app's interface is slow and clunky on the wildfire, but once setup you don't use it. The main issue is that it's only a remote keyboard - so although I can stop, skip, pause and adjust volume, I can't select what to play without looking at the wildfire screen. It's still a lot better than nothing though. – xorsyst Mar 15 '13 at 9:07

You could give Dock & Share - MP3 Player a try. It's a new app, but has worked well for me.

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Looks very promising - but requires Android 2.3.3 and the wildfire is stuck at 2.2. Good find though, thanks :) – xorsyst Apr 9 '14 at 8:08

What you are looking for is a Bluetooth HID implementation for Android

The closest that I know of is AndroHID

This turns your smartphone into a bluetooth remote control for any device that supports Bluetooth HID profile.

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Unfortunately that application requires rooting my phone, which I'm not planning to do. Thanks for the suggestion though. – xorsyst Mar 5 '13 at 10:15
I think rooting is essential because it needs to modify android's bluetooth stack. – forums Mar 5 '13 at 12:37
This could be awesome but it could also be dead in the water - looks like the one apk posted is from 2010. – Mr. Buster Mar 12 '13 at 1:51
It still works up to gingerbread and confirmed working on my Xperia Play. For honeycomb and later, you would need to find another app. – forums Mar 12 '13 at 2:02
Would this really help since it's just offering a remote keyboard - but he yet needs a screen to see the consequences of his typing...? (Dunno whether this is a req, but it's still a limitation. ;) – Michuelnik Aug 12 '13 at 18:56

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