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Tesla: A remote control for your Linux PC

Tesla is a PC media player remote control app for the Android platform. Designed for Linux distributions like Ubuntu, it interacts with the music and video players on your PC over a Wifi network.

Supported media players include (but are not limited to): Rhythmbox, Totem, VLC, amaroK and Banshee.

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  • Light on dependencies. Tesla requires as few extra packages/software as possible, and can be used with an Ubuntu live CD *
  • Compatible with the popular open-source media players. The intention is to work with the music/video players that you already use.
  • Ability to shut-down your PC by remote control.
  • Control the volume for just the media player, or the whole system.
  • Pause your music/video automatically for incoming calls.
  • Open source. I'll be grateful for any help on this project!

* Requires OpenSSH server to be installed from the repositories

What Tesla is not:

  • Available on the Android Market, this is planned to happen soon, when version 1.0 is released.
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows or Apple OSX. This is not by design, but no efforts are currently under-way to support these platforms.

Get Tesla

The latest release is currently available on AndAppStore and Sourceforge.

Please refer to the Instructions for installing and using Tesla.


The bug tracker is available here, you can create a new ticket by clicking on New Ticket.

Get the source code from: Sourceforge

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