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Boxee Remote for windows phone 7

If you love Boxee, you will love Boxee remote for you windows phone 7 to control your media center. It’s simple, elegant and easy to use. With Boxee Remote running on your windows phone 7, you have full control of your Boxee. No more looking for traditional remote and no more fiddling with USB keyboard. Boxee Remote not only lets you navigate but sends text input directly to Boxee making sharing those videos with your comment a breeze.
Try it out. It’s the first release and a lot more would be coming soon. Please post your reviews and any feature request you may have.

Trial mode is fully functional except it doesn’t save your connection settings.

Note – The app is just submitted for certification so may take a couple of days to show up on marketplace.

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  7. Nick

    Need some setup instructions. I can’t figure out the server name. I tried and my default gateway with no luck. I am wating to add a review until I actually get it working. Thanks!!

    December 22, 2010 at 12:56 am

    • Hi,

      The server name is the machine name or IP of your Boxee machine. In the video I was using as that’s the local host and I was running the emulator.

      In BOXEE UI, if you go to SETTINGS, SYSTEM and then VERSION, you will see the IP address. Try that in your local network.

      You will also need to enable the WebServer by going to SETTINGS, NETWORK and then SERVERS as shown in the video.

      You may or may not use password.

      December 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

      • Nick

        Awesome! One more thing, is there any way to decrease the lag? Thanks!

        December 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm

      • where are you noticing the lag?

        December 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    • arturo camarillo

      Having trouble registered to Pandora you help me

      May 1, 2012 at 11:49 pm

  8. DaWolfey

    I don’t know if its me being stupid, but it isn’t working.

    Is this for the boxee box or the windows/linux version?

    What should i be entering for the username?

    There is no sort of error message being shown or any indication it is connecting so i am pretty lost.

    December 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm

  9. DaWolfey

    Scratch that, I got it working. I had to change the port it was using.

    Its quite sluggish to use and I am seeing commands and text being sent out of order. For example if I type “hello there” into the text box it comes up as “hellho tree” or “hel lother” or something else.

    December 22, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    • Are you using over wifi or 3G/Edge? The way remote works is by making http request to your boxee servers. When you type, its sending each character. If you type fast, its possible.
      I will look more info this to see if there is anyway I can improve it. Thanks for the feedback.

      December 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm

      • DaWolfey

        This is over WiFi. Have you reached the limits of what is achievable with the Boxee API? Are there any features we can look forward to in the future?

        December 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      • there are few more things i am planning to add in the future like gesture mode, now playing info.

        December 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

  10. Ben Wilson

    Seems to only work with no password. Also text input is a good idea, but over WiFi if you try and type something fast to be sent to the Boxee computer, it comes out all jumbled.

    January 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

  11. Craig

    There is too much lag for this to be usable, I’m running it over wifi and simply navigating the menus is too slow, for each button press you have to wait a second for it to register on the screen, bummer.

    January 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

  12. innovativevsregressive

    The app for iOS has been updated so the cursor can be moved around freely and not just in 4 directions.

    Will an update be coming for the windows phone 7 app to do the same?

    Also will there be a free version?

    Thank you

    July 12, 2011 at 6:03 am

  13. paul

    I am unable to use IM on my widow 7 phone need help, at&t store unable to help,what next?

    December 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

  14. I’m on free talk but it’s saying sign in but it’s not saying register ?

    January 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  15. The free talk says sign in but doesn’t say register ?

    January 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  16. ANDREW


    July 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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    September 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

  18. umar farook.G

    Activate me

    January 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  19. isalela

    Espain porfavor

    January 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  20. What’s up, just wanted to say, I loved this blog post. It was funny. Keep on posting!

    March 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

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