If you are using your computer to watch movies or listen to music, this app is for you.

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a friendly yet powerful remote control for your computer.

Control your computer from the couch, bed, or even from another room. No line of sight is required - the app uses WiFi to connect to your computer. And you can even use Apple Watch to control your computer - how cool is that?!

Setup is both quick and easy, download the helper app from my website and install it on your computer, and that's it.

The app exists since 2016 and has been downloaded more than 2 million times and received very positive reviews both from users and from the press. It's actively maintained and receives frequent updates with new and exciting features.

- Control media playback in popular apps and websites
- Use your device like computer keyboard and mouse
- See your computer screen on your device
- Control AirPlay output (audio/video) [Mac only]
- Launch and quit apps
- Execute system actions like Sleep, Turn Display Off, and many more
- Open websites

- Schedule and use Siri to execute actions
- Create custom keypads to control apps and websites
- Add custom actions using scripting languages (AppleScript for Mac/Powershell for Windows)
- High customization of the app & widget interface
- History of connected devices for quicker re-connection
- Wake On LAN

- Mac with macOS 10.10 or newer
- PC with Windows 7 SP1 or newer
- Free helper app, available at
- Shared network connection, WiFi or Personal Hotspot, see

What’s New

Version 2021.46

* [NEW] Scroll using Apple Watch Digital Crown
* [FIX] Minor UI and theming issue

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
381 Ratings

381 Ratings

M4tth3w46 ,

Great app with active developer

Not only does this app make it just as easy to use your Mac from your phone, but actually manages to streamline a lot of functions with simple taps from a functions menu. And the app even comes with a list of menus for different scenarios such as when watching Netflix, that when selected show a specialised input screen with features tailored to that situation. But best of all is the fact that the developer has been putting out a steady stream of updates since I got the app a year ago, completely transforming the app, and thus still giving me more value for my purchase all his time later.

WhiskeyBizness ,

Wonderful App, Dedicated Independent Developer

I’ve been running Remote for Mac for nearly two years now and it’s become one of my most frequently used apps. I use it at home as a remote when streaming movies from my laptop to my projector and I use it at work for presentations.

The app is powerful but simple to use and the developer is tireless in updating fixes and tweaking usability. If I could give it 6-stars I would. It’s as essential to my digital life as a web browser or email client.

Bootros Bootros ,

Great app for Home Theatre MAC

Setting up my MacBook connected to the TV and needed something to drive it. Was using a wireless keyboard and trackpad but that just feels like overkill and takes up half my coffee table. This app does the trick and more, keeps it simple but gives great flexibility in what and how you can drive each app and overall control.

Would take off 0.1 star because the custom icon I’ve set for Automator applications I’ve written isn’t carried across into the app here. But that would be petty.

App Privacy

The developer, Evgeny Cherpak, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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