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Launched: Big Screen byRemote 1.0a (Final Release)

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The final version (v1.0a) of Big Screen byRemote has now been made available and is now available for download for all registered users.

This final release comes in two flavours –

  • A *FREE* “Basic Edition” (which never expires) – and offers the majority of the functionality you’ve so far seen in the beta versions (with a few minor limitations on the Silverlight client – and with no restrictions on the Mobile XHTML client).
  • A “Pro Edition” ($TBA) – which will in future offer some additional/new functionality – plus remove any restrictions/limitations of the Basic Edition. Note that the Pro Edition is not yet available for purchase – and will be made available sometime in the future (when this new functionality is added).

Note that users who download/register byRemote on their PC’s will be automatically given ‘trial’ access to the Pro Edition (Currently hardcoded to December 1st, 2010 – but will likely be extended) – and when that expiry date is reached the software will drop back to the “Basic Edition” – which will never expire.

Additionally – those who purchase the Windows Phone 7 native client (available soon via Windows Marketplace) – will only need to use the free “Basic Edition” to get the full functionality from the native client (so no purchase beyond Windows Marketplace will be required).

The new version contains a few improvements to the previous beta version (v0.6x releases) such as :

  • Enhanced Silverlight UI with numerous bug fixes and some minor visual enhancements to the existing functionality.
  • Extended Support for the Windows Phone 7 client (which will be available soon via Windows Phone Marketplace).
  • Enhanced support/fixes for those using reverse proxies (and other more complex networking setups where IP Address/URL is remapped/routed)
  • Note that the IUI (IPad/iPhone) specific browser experience has been dropped for this release and most users preferred the XHTML client anyhow on these devices (and the IUI based client will be rewritten in future).
byRemote 1.0 Silverlight v4 client


Now that the final release milestone has been reached – I’d like to again say “thank-you” to all those who participated in the beta of this product (and provided tons of great feedback, bug reports and suggestions) – and helped make this final version possible – and for part of this thank-you I’ve made this Basic Edition product free forever (so hope this keeps many users happy!).

I look forward to further enhancing this product in future..


Written by mobilewares

October 24, 2010 at 9:40 pm

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  1. Hi,
    i really like your Software!
    But i also have an idea which may be sounds interesting to you:

    As you know the media center itself has no server component, but some users want to have a central media center for recording, or a home server.

    If the first case fits it would be a great addition to have a byRemote Client for the other media center.
    (and i’m sure this is the perfect “pro” version feature)
    the other case is if a user have multiple media center + a home server – in this case it’s stupid to have a media center running to be able to schedule tv recordings while the home server also runs.

    So it would be great if there is a server component with the same XHTML Interface which coordinates all schedules.
    This means, the user schedules all recordings on the home server which then chose an available media center, wake it up and schedules the recording.

    Hopefully you find both ideas interesting and again thanks for your software 🙂

    Mike Lowrey

    October 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm

  2. Nial, thanks a lot for this software.

    Let me know if you need any Android tester for upcoming releases.


    January 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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    July 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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