I was really impressed with Ceton’s remote control apps when I saw them back at CES and I continued to be impressed during the beta stage. Today the iOS and Android version of the Companion apps are available to purchase with the Windows Phone app coming soon. All the apps need Ceton’s Companion Service installing on your Media Center machine and then you can control Windows Media Center from your device.

The apps have features like universal search, remote control, mange and schedule recordings and Play To features. It’s probably the most advanced remote control app you can get for Windows Media Center.

The Android version costs £3.14 from Google Play and the iOS version from iTunes costs £2.99.

Ceton are giving away some $10 Google Play gift cards as part of the release so head to Ceton’s contest page for the details.

•TV and Movie Gallery
Forget hopping around from the TV section to the movie section to your recorded shows. Ceton Companion lets you see an integrated view of all your shows and movies in one place.

•Manage and Schedule DVR Recordings
At work and forgot to record that show tonight? See a season premier promo that you want to record but you’re away from home on a trip? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

•Universal Search
It’s TV search the way it should be. You probably don’t care whether your favorite show or movie is on one channel or another, in your personal library or airing later this week. We’ll help you easily find what you’re looking wherever it’s playing.

•Play To any TV Set
Browse your TV and movie libraries, select the show you want to watch, and choose the device on which you want to watch. You don’t even have to be in the same room.

•Your Mobile is the Remote
Ceton Companion includes full remote control capabilities for both your media center PC and any Ceton Echo extenders you have. Play, pause, fast forward, rewind, channel, volume … it’s all there in one pretty slick touchscreen view.

•Works with Any Tuner on any Windows Media Center PC!

Ceton Companion – the ultimate Windows Media Center accessory



One thought on “Ceton iOS and Android Companion apps for Windows Media Center released”
  1. This looks like a great product, similar to how I use Remote Potato only with a really polished app for Android (the Android RP clients aren’t good looking and at one point I found myself lusting after the WP7 versions).

    It does seem to me though that the future of Windows Media Centre might be through embedded devices such as those Ceton are producing.

    Also, a comment on the Google Play page points out that the Ceton Companion server isn’t password protected. Can anyone confirm if this is the case? I’d be reluctant to set up access from outside my home network if it was.

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