Cost Of App: Free (Google Play App Store)
Is there a paid upgrade option ?: No
App Description: (See Below)
Control BSPlayer from your armchair!BSRemote is a BSPlayer remote control application for Android smartphones. It allows you to
- control the volume (mute)
- control playback status (play, pause, stop)
- seek movie position
- browse and select a movie/audio file for playback
- manage a playlist
- load subtitles
- play next or previous item in playlist
Additionaly, it features
- full screen toggle
- aspect ratio
- timed host computer shutdown
- recent played videos list
- start BSplayer on first command
- sorting files by date/name
- exit BSplayer
- server autodetect
- switch host on the fly
Are there in App ads ?: No, ads that I noticed.
A. Ease Of Use: 3.5/5 – You would think a Smart phone remote control for your PC would be very easy to use and control. But unfortunately there are quite a few hidden options on this remote. I imagine that if I had a larger display on my Smart Phone. Then this remote may in fact work better. But with my rather small screen. It hides a lot of the remote control options.
I also would love to see this same idea applied to work with other Android devices. Instead of just for PC. It makes sense to me that even if I had to pay for it to work with my Android tablet. It woudl be well worth it and work in conjunction with my Nexus 7 Dock.
B. Security: No impact to smart phone or tablet security
C. Usefulness: 4/5 – This app is very useful if you want to control your BS media player with your Android smart phone. And you don’t even need a strong wi-fi to have this remote work for you. But I can’t help feel that this would be a lot more useful on say Android tablet in some sort of a dock.
D. Smart phone Slowdown: No lag, that I noticed.
E. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: This app woudl be of great use for anyone who wants to control their BSplayer via their smart phone. Just know it will only work if you download the BSremote install pack for your PC and have it running in the background while you are watching your movie.
Till The Next Review,
Danny and Remy “Se7en”