Entertainment is all about having the ease of using your time and devices your way. But if it requires a lot of physical effort, the entertainment aspect takes a backseat and it becomes merely a cumbersome job. How about using an app in your phone that allows you to control your computer from the ease of your couch? Well, Windows 8 Controller does just that. While most Smartphones are packed with an app that gives you a complete access to your laptop, but you really donâ€™t want a complete remote control as is the case with other Android Apps. Windows 8 Controller plays your perfect associate when you want an easy-to-use remote for your computer. Letâ€™s get going.
The first and foremost thing is to access the app by downloading it from the developerâ€™s website. You can go ahead with the free version compatible with an Android or can even chose from other paid options that offer advanced features. To begin with the free version of the Windows 8 Controller is just fine to control your Windows 8 through a Smartphone.
Downloading and connecting to this app is extremely simple. It displays your IP address to help you manually connect the phone app in case of failure of the automatic connectivity.
The Windows 8 Controller gives you a number of options to customize your actions while using the phone to control your computer on start-up.
Your app is downloaded. Now it is time to get started. The menu has options of three buttons. In the top right you will see the panic button and start and calendar-looking buttons are at the bottom left. The faint lines in the right side are used to block the touchpad area from the shortcut buttons. It also denotes a scroll bar area.
The start button leads you to a menu that basically is a collation of shortcuts to help you navigate through the app. The Calender-like button is a list of shortcuts. You can use these to launch apps like Internet Explorer, Chrome, Netflix and Spotify, among others. Now if you want to pause your video, you simply need to pause the shortcut. The app also comes with Windows 8 shortcuts.