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.

  • 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

KODI + KORE for those who looking not only streaming but a simple remote control over media player itself (android - to - android) https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/494-android-tv-remote-apps.html#s16

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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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