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Clik turns your smartphone into a dead simple YouTube remote

News by Dan Seifert on Thursday February 16, 2012.

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Clik, a new smartphone app from the makers of Kik, lets you control YouTube video playback in your desktop or laptop browser directly from your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Though there are plenty of remote control apps available for smartphones, Clik makes it dead simple to set up and start playing video. Once you have downloaded the app and installed it on your computer, head over to clikthis.com in your computer's browser. There you will be provided with a QR code that you scan with the Clik app on your smartphone. Once that is scanned, the Clik app will be linked to your browser and you can start searching for videos to play.

Right now, the Clik service supports YouTube videos, so you can find a video you want to see from your smartphone, then click play and it will instantly start playing in your PC's browser. The whole operation is incredibly seamless and works with any computer and any browser. The Clik app offers controls for volume, play/pause, and a scrubber to fast-forward or rewind. You can also star your favorite videos for later retrieval.

Clik is offering an SDK for its browser linking service that it hopes third party developers will take advantage of and offer remotes for many other forms of media than just YouTube. Still, even in its current YouTube-only state, Clik is a fun an easy way to have laid back experience while watching videos on your computer. Those that have a computer hooked up to a television in their living will certainly want to give it a try.

Clik is free and works on the Android and iOS platforms. It should be available in their respective app stores shortly.

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