Netflix movies and series on your PC can sync with your Android phone to work as a remote control. With the help of the Unified Remote app, users can use their smartphone to play, pause, adjust volume and navigate through the streaming service interface. In this way, it is possible to move away from the PC to see comfortably, when the notebook is connected to the TV with an HDMI cable.
The tool is useful as it offers a more pleasant user experience with the service. It is worth remembering that the feature is only compatible with the Google operating system, that is, it does not work on iPhone (iOS) or with Apple software. See how to control Netflix playback from your phone.
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Step 1. Download and install the Unified Remote program on the computer. It is possible that the program prompts you to install drivers during the procedure. At the end, make sure that the options "Add Windows Firewall exceptions" and "Start server after installation" are checked;
Install the Unified Remote server on the computer Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 2. With the PC version properly installed, download the Unified Remote app for Android. Touch "Skip this step" and then "Install the server";
Install the Unified Remote app on Android Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 3. The Unified Remote will display on the screen all computers on the same Wi-Fi network that have the PC program installed. Select yours to connect and see the list of available controls;
Connect your phone to your PC to see the controls available with the Unified Remote app Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 4. The "Basic input" option turns the phone's screen into a wireless mouse, a useful feature for navigating the Netflix interface and choosing the movie or series to watch;
Use the Unified Remote as a wireless mouse to open and browse Netflix Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
Step 5. As soon as the video starts on the computer, access the item "Media" ("Media") to play, pause, volume and other basic controls on the cell phone.
Unified Remote Media function allows you to control playback Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Ready. Take advantage of the tip, watch Netflix on TV and control with your phone whenever you want.
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