Recently, we highlighted here on the website Remote Buddy apps that allow you to mirror Macs on TV and control your computer using Siri Remote. Today the tip of another, simpler and free related app.
What the SiriMote it allows you to pair your Siri Remote with your Mac via Bluetooth and then use your buttons as multimedia control keys (the same ones we have access to in the first row of the keyboard).
The good thing about this is that the app does not require any configuration other than pairing and it already allows the use of the control in apps like iTunes, QuickTime, VLC, Keynote, etc. On the other hand, the touchpad for example, it cannot be used to control the cursor or anything like that; by pressing it you simply advance to the next track or, by pressing and holding, you can advance in what is being played.
You can even remember the time when Macs came with an IR sensor (when they also had CD / DVD drives) and could be controlled by old Apple TV remotes. 😉
Developed by Eternal Storms Software, SiriMote requires OS X El Capitan 10.11 or higher and Macs with Bluetooth 4.0. It can be downloaded for free here.