WIN – Remote Wiki
Genrescomputer remote control, alternate input method, Windows control
Operating systemAndroid
PermissionsInternet access
Network state
Wi-Fi state
Phone state
Prevent sleeping
Change Wi-Fi state
Privacy policyPrivacy policy
Available inEnglish
Available atGoogle Play
Amazon Appstore for Android
Samsung Apps
PriceFree or fee-based

WIN – Remote is an app for Android to remotely control your Windows PC. The app requires Windows Remote Service installed on the computer as it is the server software.


  • Input: keyboard, cursor, numpad, mouse
  • Remote View: Live screenshot of your Windows pc
  • Filemanager: Browse your files on your Android device
  • Browser: Control your browser
  • Task Manager: Switch through tasks and show performance information (CPU, memory)
  • Video Remote: Control a video player
  • Audio Remote: Control an audio player
  • Media Center: Control a media center
  • Image Viewer: Control an image viewer
  • Presentation: Control a presentation program
  • Server Management: Manage different servers
  • Power: Change the state of your PC and/or monitor
  • Remote Market: Browse and download remotes created by other users FOR FREE!


For an installation guide of the server side, please see the main article on Windows Remote Service.

System Requirements:

  • At least Android 2.1
  • Multitouch recommended
  • WiFi or Bluetooth

Download and install the WIN – Remote app. There are two versions available: a free version and an ad-free PRO version.


Windows Remote Service and the app can either communicate over the local network or Bluetooth. Communications over 3G or 4G should also be possible.

Local network (WiFi)

After checking that the service is running and not blocked by anything (→ Main article: server side connection), it’s straight forward.

If any port changes were made, you have to tell the app. Inside settings choose Server settings and you’re able to change the port(s). Or go to Server management to change the server (= Windows pc) itself.

For selecting a server there are two ways possible:

  1. Manually
    1. Go to the Server management
    2. Click the Add server button
    3. Enter the IP address or pc name of your computer inside the field IP address
    4. If applicable, enter any port changes in the advanced settings of the server
    5. Click OK to save the server
    6. Select your server
  2. Automatically
    1. Go to the Server management
    2. This triggers a UDP broadcast.
    3. Since UDP is connectionless, the message may get lost and never received at the server side or the server’s response never is received. In that case, hit the refresh button to send out the message again.
    4. Select your server

Notice: The Port Mouse (which you can find inside server settings) is also the port used by Windows Remote Service to receive the broadcast sent by an automatic scan (done by WIN – Remote). You need to make sure that WIN – Remote has set up the same ports as Windows Remote Service to get a response during the automatic scan.

After selecting your server you are ready to interact with your Windows pc from within WIN – Remote.


To use a Bluetooth connection, make sure that your computer and mobile device are already paired. The pairing is done neither by WIN – Remote nor Windows Remote Service.

To select your server (= Windows pc) either click on Server Management on the home screen or open the app’s settings and select Server Settings >> Server Management. As long as you turned Bluetooth on in Android, your paried Bluetooth devices are already listed.

After selecting your server you are ready to interact with Windows from your app. Currently no files and thus no images are transmitted via Bluetooth. Therefore, the following features are not (fully) supported:

  • Remote View
  • HomeMedia
  • File and folder icons inside filemanager, network and task manager
  • Displaying album art in WMP – Remote
  • Downloading or streaming files using the filemanager
  • Downloading and installing remotes using the filemanager
  • Remote Market

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WIN – Remote PRO

The PRO version of WIN – Remote includes the same features as the free version. The only difference is that it is ad-free and there is no download limit (in the free version you can only download files smaller than 5MB).

WIN – Remote PRO is available for download on Google Play, AndroidPIT and Amazon Appstore for Android.


See a demonstration video on YouTube (version 1.0).

Tip: Press long on the back button anywhere in WIN – Remote to access the keyboard, which will send the keys to your Windows computer.

Important: Due to security reasons, WIN – Remote will not work on the secure desktop (e.g. logon screen of Windows).

→ Main article: Usage of WIN – Remote

Windows Remote Service

Windows Remote Service is the server software that must be installed and running on your Windows PC. Otherwise, WIN – Remote can’t connect to your pc and the app won’t work!

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Lee White
Lee is currently a full-time writer at DekiSoft that is eager to discover new and exciting advancements in Technology, Software, Linux and Cyber Security. Lee has spent the past 18 years working as an Systems Engineer providing support for various operating systems and networks. When not at his desk or writing, you will find him tinkering with retro tech.

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