[Free Mac App] SiriMote - Control your Mac with your Apple TV Siri Remote

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  1. m.gansrigler macrumors regular

    m.gansrigler

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    Hi, all.

    My name is Matt, I'm the developer of Eternal Storms Software, responsible for the Mac- and iOS Apps Yoink, Glimpses, ScreenFloat, Transloader and flickery.

    Today, I've released a new application: SiriMote.

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    The Apple TV Siri Remote can be paired with the Mac, but aside from developers testing their Apple TV apps with it in Xcode's Simulator, the Remote is of not much use.

    This is where SiriMote comes in, as it enables the user to use the Apple TV Siri Remote with all sorts of applications on the Mac, like iTunes, Keynote, QuickTime, VLC and more.

    You can play/pause, fast forward, rewind, go to the next or previous track and change the volume of your Mac.

    SiriMote is a free app and can be downloaded right here.
    If you like the app, please consider taking a look at my other apps on my website. Thank you :)

    SiriMote Website: http://eternalstorms.at/sirimote
    SiriMote Free Download: http://bit.ly/sirimotezip

    Thank you for your time, I hope you enjoy the app :)

    - Matt
     
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    Would be cool if the trackpad worked with the mac!
     
  3. Cordorb macrumors member

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    People always forget to start Itunes on the Mac to allow sharing and have to run into another room or use a desktop app.

    will this allow starting of Itunes ?
     
  4. m.gansrigler thread starter macrumors regular

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    If no app is currently reacting to the Mac's media keys, pressing the Play/Pause button on the remote will indeed launch iTunes if it's not running.
     
  5. chindizzle macrumors newbie

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    If you could please add support for Kodi and Plex that'd be fantastic. I think a lot of people who would want your app or who use the remote with a mac in general use it for an HTPC.
     
  6. m.gansrigler thread starter macrumors regular

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    SiriMote uses the Mac's media keys (e.g. fast forward, rewind, play/pause on the F9, F7 and F8 keys). So if the app supports those keys, it should work with SiriMote.
    Perhaps I'll try to contact Kodi and Plex and see if they'd like to support those media keys. Maybe you can, too.
     
  7. chindizzle macrumors newbie

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    I'd suggest trying to make the sirimote buttons work the same as the apple remote ones since those are already supported by both plex and kodi rather than using the mac's media keys.
     
  8. m.gansrigler thread starter macrumors regular

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    SiriMote 1.1 is now available and brings support for Microsoft PowerPoint - you can start/exit a slideshow, and go to the next or previous slide.

    http://eternalstorms.at/sirimote

    Enjoy :)

    - Matt
     
  9. m.gansrigler thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've updated SiriMote to version 1.1.1 which includes the newest version of the Sparkle updater and improves security during updates by going over https instead of http.

    http://eternalstorms.at/sirimote

    - Matt :)
     
  10. m.gansrigler thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello all.

    SiriMote has been updated to version 1.2 (Freeware, direct download here).
    You can now use your Apple TV Siri Remote to put your Mac or your Mac's display to sleep and now is available in German, additionally to English.

    Here's a blog post with more information on the app.

    I hope you enjoy the app :)
    If you like it, please take a look at my other apps at http://eternalstorms.at - thank you!

    Take care,
    - Matt
     
  11. wlossw macrumors 6502a

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    take a look at beardedspice on github https://github.com/beardedspice/beardedspice, this allows media keys to control all sorts of web media content across browsers... would work great with your app i suspect...
     
  12. m.gansrigler thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey all.

    Today I released SiriMote v1.2.5 to better support macOS Sierra.
    It fixes a bug where the play/pause and volume up/down buttons behaved erratically.

    Website and Download: http://eternalstorms.at/sirimote
    My other (paid) apps: http://eternalstorms.at

    Enjoy :)

    - Matt
     
  13. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Not sure how I missed this until now.....I'll take a look. I like Yoink, so if that's any indication, this is probably a great app too.
     
  14. m.gansrigler thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yesterday, I released SiriMote v1.2.6 - it brings overall improved support for apps SiriMote works with, like Keynote and Preview.

    Free download: http://eternalstorms.at/sirimote

    Enjoy :)
     
  15. m.gansrigler thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just a quick note that I recently released a minor update to SiriMote, allowing you to keep the volume buttons pressed for quicker rising/lowering of your Mac's volume.

    Free download: http://eternalstorms.at/sirimote
     

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