How to Control Boxee From Your Android Device

by Ross McKillop on January 20, 2011

Android Boxee

This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to control your Boxee Box (either the Boxee Box by D-Link or your own “home made” Boxee server) via your Android phone/device.

  1. Enable WiFi on your Android phone and connect to the same network that your Boxee Box is on. Controlling Boxee via Android requires that both be on the same network.
  2. Start out by downloading the free Boxee Remote App from the Android Market (search the market for boxee remote). There are a few similarly named apps, make sure to download the one created by supware.net. Launch it from your Apps list once the installation has completed.
  3. Initially it will attempt to find your Boxee box – and probably fail.
  4. Press the ‘menu’ button and select Settings from the pop-up menu.
  5. Tap Boxee Server to select the Boxee box you want to control with your Android device.
  6. Select the Boxee box you want to control.
  7. At this point you may need to tap the ‘arrow’ on the bottom left corner of the App.
  8. Now the main control window will appear. From here you can see a thumbnail/screenshot of the currently playing video (if one is) – pause/stop, fast forward or rewind the video.
  9. If you leave the App and then return, just tap the yellow Now Playing section, and you’ll be taken back to the controls screen.
  10. That’s it! You can revisit the settings and adjust them to your needs, though I’ve found all the defaults work just fine.
  • mike fiera

    rubbish tutorial.
    boxee app will not act as a remote, and keeps asking for server settings. If you dont have a server setup.. how the hell are you supposed to get this to work?

  • David

    It still works, I’m still using it – you sure you downloaded the right remote app, or in fact are using the Boxee Box by D-Link, and not the ‘second gen’ Boxee?