Remote control of one MOG client from another
[was: Allow simultaneous logins]
You update the queue dynamically anyway, so I want to be able to control it from one computer, and it be playing on another.
I have MOG on my PC hooked into my whole house sound system, it plays all of my music, all day long. Why not be able to control MOG on my PC with my iphone or Ipad?
I would like to be able to run MOG on a computer (e.g., windows mini-pc without a keyboard/monitor) that is connected to my stereo and control what it plays from other computers/devices around the house.
[was: Remote control of the mobile app]
Use case: got my mobile device plugged into a box. I am hanging out across the room. I want to hear something different. Instead of having to walk across the room and fiddle with the device while still plugged in and playing, my lazy ass would like to use a remote (via ipad?) to change the tune.
My interface suggestion is for the PC controlling other devices.
For the interface, it could just be a button that brings up a small menu with the standard controls (pause, next, previous, volume) as well as a playlist editor that could be brought to the main screen with a click. To make sure users know the difference between this playlist editor and the main one, it could have a different color background (probably a light grey, as opposed to the normal black in the app).
Albums/tracks could also be dragged from the main player to the icon to automatically add them to the now playing list on the remote device.
You can't control the OSX app easily with keyboard or remote or iphone / iPad.
Can't control ipad with an iPhone.
I love the quality of the music but MOG could really do with some usability improvements.
I self DJed our wedding and really wanted to be able to control the music playing from the tablet with my phone, but wasn't able to. The android to android remote control options at an os level were pretty poor too.
I was just expecting this functionality to be available when downloading both the iPAD version of the client, and the Android version - but not available. As this type of functionality is available through standard DLNA style functionality I wouldn't think it would be difficult, but be a real benefit. To be able to control my PC media center as a remote control using the MOG client on an iPAD would be great.
Pawan Agarawal commented
I would love to have a feature like this. Might even pay for the smartphone app that allowed me to control my PC, heh.
I feel like this wouldn't be difficult for a 3rd party to do, but maybe MOG has some sort of licensing restrictions that make that difficult?
yes this would be great. grooveshark and spotify already have solutions for this. maybe an option to just "mirror" or "sync" an account??? so whatever happens on my tablet (or where ever i am controlling it from) is also happening on all other devices that are using my account.
the grooveshark solution seems really slick, it works with a browser, but then other devices would be left out (roku, etc).
the spotify solution usually needs some type of server.
Would love to see this. I have a dedicated music server and would like to control it remotely.
Jason Buberel commented
this feature would indeed be a very beautiful thing.
iOS Remote App needed!
I have a dedicated HTPC connected via USB to my DAC. Local music is accessed via my iPad using JRemote. Would love to have MOG integrated into JRiver but a stand alone app would be fine too.
Right now I have to keep MOG running in a browser on my HTPC and use a remote desktop app on my iPad. Its a cumbersome solution.
MOG attracts discerning listeners because of higher quality audio. Almost all of us use dedicated PCs for digital audio and many (including myself) do not have a TV or other screen in my listening room. Remote control is essential.
Bryan Wagner commented
Yes! Again, at present, this is a serious advantage to using Spotify, which otherwise is nowhere close to MOG, in terms of either catalog or quality. Do it please!
Robert Taylor commented
We often want to have MOG playing on one device and wish we could be searching for and adding music to the current playlist from another device.
Dennis Smith commented
Yes, please. The ability to control MOG on my computer from the MOG app on my iPad is important. Why? Because, in the morning, I like to read the NY Times while streaming MOG into the breakfast nook. However, whenever I log onto the Times and other websites on my iPad, they cut off the MOG stream from the iPad. Don't know what the ompatibility problem is, but it would be a moot question if I old simply control MOG on he computer fom the iPad.
Daniel B commented
Please! Im building a dedicated media PC solely for audio play back on my main stereo. So far will be able to remote play all my own content. Would love to be able to control a mog player via an android app. As another poster mentioned, this one feature could draw me to Spotify. But I liked MOG better in my initial free-trial. This would be an immediate tipping point to sign up.
Tons of people are going this route ( media pc / music player console ) Remote control of the app for playback on a proper stereo without being physically attached to a console would be a huge feature.
Thanks in advance!
Simple, we want AirPlay without Apple devices. Bluetooth just isn't solid enough at a desired range and DNLA never quite got there. There is a MOG app for just about everything. If MOG sees itself on the network you could click the 'not-AirPlay' button and the music comes out there. If I'm playing it remotely I don't really care what the ui shows on the remote side, I'm not there, I'm on the back patio with my phone. It could simply say 'RemotePlay Mode', if you want to see something. I wouldn't want to interact with the remote side, just use its sound output.
I NEED THIS FUNCTIONALITY!!! I always use my Macbook Pro to play music through whatever speakers are handy and use my iPod Touch or iPhone to control it remotely in iTunes- but I would DEFINITELY use the MOG app on the laptop more often if I could do the same with MOG. Just add another layer to the iPhone app which is a remote control and update the desktop player to sync up- SIMPLE and ELEGANT!
Gary Learned commented
I agree with the comments. I am new to MOG, and own several Macs, an iPhone and an iPad. My speaker when I am traveling is a bluetooth Jambox. I generally play the music off my iPhone, but I would love to be able to pop over to MOG from my laptop or my iPad and adjust the now playing queue.
Joshua Thibodeau commented
I would love to be able to plug my iPhone in, which has all my downloaded mog music, and control it from my iPad. I know I could do airplay but the connection isn't always perfect and that only works if the device I'm holding has the music downloaded on it. I envision it as working similarly to Apple's Remote App.
I TOO want to stream and control tracks, mute and volume from my Android and iPad mobile devices to my Onkyo networked AVR and its speakers.
MOG is a truly great streaming service (I'm not sure why Spotify gets all the attention- I suppose because of the limited free playback.) But it does need a mobile app that adds remote-control features for the desktop from mobile- Android, Apple, Blackberry etc.. So many folks use their computers to stream music directly to stereos, the app should NOT be limited to dedicated players like ROKU or Squeezebox, Sonos. it is such a simple, cheap matter to stream directly to one's stereo, an app AND an API is a natural, easily implemented super useful no-brainer. Imagine just walking around one's house, choosing songs and playing them from the laptop through stereo; a stereo one already has! No need to throw away a good system to buy Sonos! This capability is available as an API in Spotify- why not have it available in the better streaming service!
There was an app for the old interface that did exactly this (for Roku) but the new interface broke it... and I've been searching for this ability every since. Please implement this feature.