Netflix Remote allows you to control Netflix or Youtube movies playing in a browser on either a Mac or a Windows machine from your iPhone or iPod over WiFi. Some other players, such as Vimeo work with it as well. On a Mac, it also enables use of Apple IR remote to control Netflix. The app features a trackpad for controlling your mouse remotely. Setting up the app requires basic understanding of home networking. If the device on which you watch Netflix does not have an Intel processor or does not run a Mac OS X or a Windows operating system, this app will not work for you. For example, if you want to watch Netflix on an iPad, Android tablet, Windows Surface RT, Xbox, Wii console, or Linux this remote will not work. Please visit the app support page to read detailed set up instructions and to download the Netflix Controller that is required for the Netflix Remote app to communicate with Netflix running on your computer.
QUICK TIPS FOR MOST COMMON PROBLEMS:
- Make sure you have the computer on which you watch Netflix and your iPhone connected to the same wireless router.
- Make sure you have the Netflix Controller running on your computer in addition to the Netflix Remote app running on your iPhone (can be downloaded from the support page).
- Click inside Netflix movie window to make it the active window.
- Volume control works by tapping on it multiple times instead of tap and hold. It controls the volume of the Netflix or Youtube player only (that volume icon that you see inside the player window).
- Trackpad: long press does right-click; two-finger pan does drag.
Added trackpad support for right-click and drag. Updated Netflix Controller must be downloaded from the app support page to enable the new functionality.