Quick Look: Web Remote
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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Web Remote. The developer describes Web Remote as being for all those who want to enjoy YouTube videos from anywhere in the room, not just in front of a computer. It lets you control and browse YouTube videos running inside Safari with an Apple Remote. You can control playback and browse related videos/playlists from your couch with your remote, and the latest version also works with the AudioBox.FM music player.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


Control YouTube With Your Remote

Control YouTube With Your Remote

The Remote Menu

The Remote Menu

About the App

Here are the top five features you can expect to see in the latest version:

  • Control playback of YouTube videos with your Apple Remote (play/pause/seek/volume/…)
  • Lets you quickly skip to next video/song in the queue
  • Browse related videos and playlists with your remote
  • Also works with AudioBox.fm music player
  • Support for more video/audio/photo sharing sites to follow

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or later, and an Apple Remote

Price: $24.95

Developer: Web Remote

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  • I wish the understudy plugin for front row was more robust & clean so you could watch the YouTube videos from frontrow. If it used netflix, YouTube & hulu API’s I think that would make the apple remote far more useful.

  • This could be a good app, but I don’t really see the use for this for YouTube. I think the majority of YouTube users don’t watch long enough videos for this too be as useful as it could be.

    That being said, this looks like an interesting app for what it is. Maybe further iterations will incorporate more sites.

  • @Chase: Netflix, Hulu and others (Grooveshark, Spotify, Last.fm) are definitely on the list. The goal is to support more and more of the popular multimedia (video/music/photo) sharing websites with each new version.

    @Greg: A lot of people use YouTube to play music. There is a huge number of music videos out there on YouTube and with the new YouTube interface, it is very easy to add videos (i.e. songs) to a queue and play them (at a party for example). A remote comes in handy if you want to pause or skip a song. That is actually what I use Web Remote for most of the time.

    Thanks for the comments!

    (Web Remote)

    PS: Check out http://www.youtube.com/disco if you haven’t already.

  • Way too expensive for a one-shot app

  • I think the idea is a bit limited but if the app is:

    – excelent doing that only thing
    – looks great
    – is easy as 123
    – has very few bugs
    – has constant updates
    – has good support

    then I think it can survive, but not at $25 !!!

    Just my 2 cents…

  • Point taken. Two questions:

    * What features would you like to see to justify the current price?

    * How much would you be willing to pay for it as it is today?

    (Web Remote)

    • $10 Max. For simple one-shot app’s such as this, the market is very full of them. And many are priced at small prices. When your app is capable of offering more than 1thing then I think you can justify the $25 price tag

  • Majorly lacking in one area- DESIGN. I don’t want to see that ugly linux-style popup covering my screen when I’m using the app.