Control your Android device through your desktop browser with this app

Control your Android device through your desktop browser with this app
Have you ever sat at your PC and found yourself thinking "I sure wish I could check my phone right from my computer screen, instead of reaching for it", or "I sure wish to play some of my phone's games on the PC"? No? We neither, but it can now be done, nonetheless.

Weak Control is a new app over at the Play Store. It allows users to control their smartphone or tablet via their desktop PC. In order for it to work, you need to use Google Chrome on the computer. Once the app and browser are synced, you get a real-time stream of whatever the phone has on its display and full control over it, mouse and keyboard support included.

What this means is that you can stream a movie that you happen to have on your phone, but not on your PC, in HD, too; you can launch phone-specific apps and enjoy them on the bigger PC monitor; or you could just text from a distance, if you are feeling particularly lazy.

The downside is that the app needs root access to function. But then again, it just looks like one of these apps that are made to please tech-heads and tinkerers, so chances are – if you are interested in Weak Control – you either know how to root your device or it's high time you learned how to do it.

Download ($7.99)



source: Android Community

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8 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"What this means is that you can stream a movie that you happen to have on your phone, but not on your PC". What do you mean? You can stream a movie that's on your phone, on your phone? Or on a Mac?

2. paul.k

Posts: 293; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

If you have a movie on the Android phone, you can stream it to your PC / Mac's screen in HD. You can also stream services, such as Netflix, if you so desire. Basically, anything your phone's screen shows can be streamed to the desktop machine.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Why not use Teamviewer for this? You can see and control your Android device and it's free

5. swiekekodok

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

What a good idea,sir........

6. swiekekodok

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

What a good idea,sir........

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Thank you very much.

4. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

All apps that can only streams to PC is waste of money. Just transfer the video to PC and watch it from there. Plex it to phone is most wants. :)

8. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I find some use for samsungs sidesync which works without root, was wondering how this one does in terms of delay, since sidesync has a bit delay which can be annoying, but toleratable.

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