iPiMP – Access Your Home PC TV Signal Through Your Mobile Device

iPiMP is a free MediaPortal software that can access your home PC’s TV signal through your mobile device. You can install iPiMP on your PC, you’re ready to access it from your smartphone or tablet. Just fire up the browser, enter, where is the IP address assigned to your PC on your home network, and you’ll be prompted to login.

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The default username and password is “admin”, so enter this and you’re able to browse by channel, EPG and watch TV over your network or the wider internet. It’s all very simple to use – you can even configure your server PC to record a programme directly from your mobile device, which is perfect if you forgot to set it up before leaving home earlier.

Performance is a little slow the stream has to be transcoded into MP4 on your home PC before it can be streamed to your mobile device, but everything required to do this is included with iPiMP itself, so you can safely ignore the technicalities if they don’t interest you.

iPiMP also allows you to view the status of your media server, in case connections aren’t working as they should, plus it can be used to transform your phone into a remote control for Media Portal itself.

[advt]If you want to access your TV while away from home, you’ll need to delve into the realms of port forwarding you’ll also need to know your public IP address. Master this, however, and if you’re looking for a free means of watching TV not available on the internet while on the road, iPiMP could be just the ticket.

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