How to Control Boxee From Your Android Device

This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to control your Boxee Box 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. Launch it from your Apps list once the installation has completed.
  3. android remote app icon

  4. Initially it will attempt to find your Boxee box – and probably fail.
  5. boxee remote for android trying to connect to boxee

  6. Press the ‘menu’ button and select Settings from the pop-up menu.
  7. an arrow pointing to a settings button

  8. Tap Boxee Server to select the Boxee box you want to control with your Android device.
  9. selecting a boxee server

  10. Select the Boxee box you want to control.
  11. a boxee server selected to control with an android phone

  12. At this point you may need to tap the ‘arrow’ on the bottom left corner of the App.
  13. using an on-screen arrow as a remote control

  14. 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.
  15. controlling a video in boxee with an android device

  16. 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.
  17. now playing screen

  18. That’s it! You can revisit the settings and adjust them to your needs, though I’ve found all the defaults work just fine.

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