Movian remote control

Added by Andreas Smas about 7 years ago

I've finally finished a project I've been working on for a long time.

Movian Remote Control

To put it simply it let you use Movian as a remote to control itself on another device.
For example, you can use Movian on your Android Phone or Table to control Movian on your Playstation or Raspberry Pi.

Available from Movian 5.0.39 and up.

All running Movians on your local network will appear inside the Local Network item found on the Home screen.

Tap the Movian icon and you will immediately gain control of the device. Both user interfaces will now work in lock-step.

You can even have multiple controllers connected simultaneously and all will stay in sync with each other.

Video playback

During video playback an alternate screen is shown on the controlling devices rather than also dispalying the video. All controls and settings are also found on the controlling device.

Makes it very easy to select subtitles, adjust video pan, etc without disrupting the main view.


The ability for a device to be remote controlled can be turned off in Settings -> Network

You can pin devices to the Home screen on your controller in Settings -> Discovered Media Sources

Hope you'll like it. I certainly do.

Over and out,


Added by Dmitry Petrov about 7 years ago

Thanks a lot. I installed movian on all my devices already. :)
This is absolutely cool!
But I hope this will not stop you to implement HTTP plugins feature in the near future. :)

Added by vlad mega about 7 years ago

Not working for me (trying on android, mac, ps3).
Any router settings required?

Added by vlad mega about 7 years ago

UPD: resolved by router reboot;

1. can android use system keyboard?
2. find bug: in remote mode, on device who control other, window "continue playing/start from 0" not shown

Added by Tiago windcrusher about 7 years ago

Is possible to use Remote Control from safari / web browser? I trie to control from iPhone / iPad

Added by Andreas Smas about 7 years ago

I'm working on Movian for iOS which will solve your problem.

Added by Jorrel man about 5 years ago

Good to see that they have created their own site now. If the site can be on it's own then so can this site. I am glad that I got to hear about this today.