There are tons of remote apps on the market, but Clik takes this idea to a new level. Brought to you by the developers of Kik Messenger, Clik will sync any screen with a browser (a smart TV or a computer, for example) with your phone, and allows you to run Youtube videos on that screen remotely. It will run on 3G, 4G or WiFi. Right now, Clik is only syncing Youtube, but the future possibilities are many, including Hulu, Dropbox, Flickr, Netflix or Facebook.
Here’s how you get started: Download the Clik app onto your phone. Guide your browser on your media-playing device to www.clickthis.com. The website will show you a QR code that you scan with your phone. Voila, you’ll now be able to choose and control a Youtube video on your phone to play on your TV, computer or whatever device you’ve chosen. You can search for a particular clip, or browse categories. You’ll have the capability to play, stop, pause, fast forward, control the volume or place the video into your favorites.
Users have been reporting an instantaneous response between their phone and media player. Clik can be a godsend for those of us who have experienced the frustration of connecting devices from different manufacturers. The developers are looking for partners to expand this app to other content. That’s really where Clik shows huge potential, as Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures and investor in Kik, explains:
“The ability for highly personal mobile devices like phones to easily take control of computers, TVs, cars and other expensive and complex devices is one of the most important megatrends in technology right now. Clik’s approach to this problem is novel and slick, bordering on magic. You have to see it to believe it. It’s a game changer.”
Keep your eyes peeled for future expansions of this platform. Give the current version a try and let us know what you think!