Recently, we launched an amazing function: using your smartphone as a remote control for your desktop Stremio app. This is a quick tutorial on how to start using it in 5 easy steps.

Step 1: Open your Stremio settings

Launch your Stremio desktop app and click on the little gear icon in the upper right corner. This will expand your settings menu.

Make your phone a Stremio remote - The Stremio Blog

Step 2: Have your QR code ready

Once you have opened the Settings menu, scroll down until you see a QR code. Keep it open, you will need it in a second.

Make your phone a Stremio remote - The Stremio Blog

Step 3: Open your phone’s QR scanner

Most phones don’t have a built-in QR code scanner so you will probably need to download one from your app store. There are many free options for you to choose from. Launch the scanner.

Make your phone a Stremio remote - The Stremio Blog

Step 4: Scan the QR code from the Stremio desktop app

This step is pretty much self-explanatory. Scan the code from the desktop app with your phone.

Make your phone a Stremio remote - The Stremio Blog

Step 5: Open the link from the QR scanner on your phone

Once you have scanned the code, you will get a link. Open it and voila – your remote will load straight away!

Make your phone a Stremio remote - The Stremio Blog

Pretty neat, right? You can now cozy up on the couch and control your Stremio app from a distance.

The Stremio Web Remote features

Once the remote loads, you will see the following familiar icons on it:

Make your phone a Stremio remote - The Stremio Blog

You control the remote by tapping on the icons and by swiping your fingers up/down and left/right. To confirm an operation, simply tap on the purple screen.

If you use the search option and you’ve completed your search, simply tap on the magnifying glass icon to go back to the menu.

My Stremio Web Remote is not working. Why?

If your remote control is not working, make sure that both your devices are connected to the internet and that they are connected to the same network – in case they are connected to different networks, the Web Remote won’t work.

Have you tried the Stremio Web Remote functionality yet? What do you think of it?

Categories: Stremio NewsTutorials


Jorge · July 11, 2017 at 10:31 pm

My Stremio dosen’t have the QR Code. What do I do?

Dimo Stoyanov · July 12, 2017 at 6:38 am

Download the latest Stremio version from our website –

Sharkon · August 6, 2017 at 10:29 am

Unfortunately it doesn’t work for me… After I scan the QR code, the page appears to be loading for a few seconds and then this message appears: “Web remote could not be loaded”. I run windows 10 on my PC and I got the samsung galaxy s7 edge.

    Stremio · August 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Sharkon, please shoot us an email to [email protected]. Thanks!

    beaven · November 18, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Same for me. same message comes after long loading

    beaven · November 18, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Same for me

ManDragon · January 6, 2018 at 1:17 am

I tried to use the Stremio remote on my iPhone 6S–follow instructions precisely–and it launched, however none of the icons that are supposed to be in the dark section at the bottom actually show up so I can’t actually do anything. Do you have any advice?

MobiLock Pro · January 24, 2018 at 7:02 am

Nice desktop app for the users who want to use their smartphone as a remote control.

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