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Remote control music on another device / Device discovery


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I came from Spotify that already has this feature for a long time, and I miss it.
I like to control the music of the pc using my cell phone, and it would be great if Deezer had this option.
thanks.

Rafael. 27 days ago

Any updates? :grin:

we do have an update :)

https://en.deezercommunity.com/get-started-and-updates-16/deezer-listening-to-community-read-about-our-live-q-a-with-users-64973

 

"We understand and we hear your request perfectly. This project is on hold, and is more complex than it seems. It requires a certain number of our teams, a lot of time, and the main focus. Deezer doesn’t have the same development power and resources than its competitors, we need to prioritize and make choices. We had indeed technical challenges, which represent a huge work. We can mention the need to refactorize our player and new API and SDK systems… We also have other constraints to take into account: service requirements, legal aspects…We worked on it, we found out that it’s a huge project with pre-requisites needed, so we choose to focus on other topics, like Chromecast. The market has evolved, with the frequent integration of AirPlay and Chromecast on many devices. The Chromecast topic impacted a lot of users so we spent a lot of time on it and worked on a new integration with the new protocol from Google. We think about facilitating device discovery from the mobile app. We also think about protocols like DLNA and UPNP, which are a bit more discrete, but our audiophiles partners are starting to ask for it. We don’t exclude working on ‘Deezer Connect’, as it can be part of our global “device discovery” reflection. Moreover, recent evolutions within Deezer allow us to “reopen this case”. 

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Userlevel 5
Hi,
It would awsome to add fuction to stream/control music by Deezer mobile app on for example music on tv. Exact functionality is in youtube application. I have youtube app on tv and on smartphone. I have paired tv with youtube and now playing movies on mobile i can cast it on tv. I hope that my idea is clear enough.
Regards
Tomek
Userlevel 1
Similar to Spotify, can i control other devices (as a remote) on same network? So when I change songs on one phone, it will play on another phone connected to speakers?
Userlevel 7
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Such option is not available on Deezer however if you want to use your smartphone as a remote control to Deezer running on your computer , you can use an Android app such as :

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nodria.deemote
Userlevel 7
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Hi @Tomek, just fully understand your idea: What would be the advantage compared to using Deezer directly on the TV?
Userlevel 5
It’s simple to control Deezer by mobile than tv remote control. For example to write text.
Userlevel 7
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Got it 🙂 Thanks a lot. I moved your topic to our ideas forum so that other users can see and vote for it if they like your idea! Our tech team will take look into all ideas posted 😉
Userlevel 3
Hello, why in the dezzer app You can't conect direct to hi-fi speaker like spotyfi conect.
Plase put that in the app to conect to Denon heos speaker.
Userlevel 7
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Hi @Juan Francisco Dávila, Thanks a lot for your feedback! 🙂 Can you explain this further? What do you mean by "not connect directly" ?
Userlevel 3
Hi Anja, what I mean is that You can't conect and reproduce the music directly in the Deezer app to a hi-fi speakers like Denon Heos speakers.
To conect you need go to the Denon app and transmit the music.
In the spotify app un more easy , You only turn on the app and click below , find the speaker and thas it.!
Why You cant do that with Deezer.?
Userlevel 3
@Anja
This is what I Say...
A Button that starts the app on Smart TV and with witch you can then navigate there.
As example: Open Deezer with the button in the app on the TV and then choose a playlist in the app which is then automatically played on the TV.
Userlevel 7
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And something like spotify connect. With one device you can control another playing music
Userlevel 4
Hi, is it possible to control Deezer Desktop with Deezer phone app?

Thanks!
Userlevel 4
Adding a remote control to Deezer Desktop from a wifi devices (phone, tablet)
Use case:
Deezer desktop installed on a PC and connected to a Stereo system with no screen
I want to control it with my phone or tablet (as in Spotify connect)

This is the only feature that preventing me move to Deezer

Thanks!
Userlevel 1
This woyld be great too as on my TV I can only play my favourites shuffled and if theres a particular track I want to skip to, going through on the TV app takes ages. On mobile I can click straight on the playlist and scroll much much faster
Userlevel 2
A must feature is the ability to see my other devices such as my mobile phone when I'm using the desktop app. So When I'm connecting my phone with the app open to the speaker on the other side of the room, I could change songs on the phone through the desktop app
Tomek, have you considered Chromecast? You can send music to your TV, and it can be controlled from the mobile.
Userlevel 2
Please, please make it possible to use the deezer ios app as a remote to the desktop app. People really do not want to walk up to their desktop computers everytime they want to change song or playlist.
Userlevel 7
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Hi there, Thanks a lot for your feedback! I hope your topic will get even more votes so that our developers see how many users really want this feature! Will keep you posted about any updates 🙂
Would love to be able to control the music on the TV from the mobile app 🙂
Userlevel 1
It would be a great feature to be able t establish a connection between active devices through wi-fi so you can use one device as a remote control to choose songs, playlists or change the volume.
🙂
Userlevel 2
One of the things that I love about Deezer and probably the main reason I use Deezer over other music streaming services is because Deezer allows you to add music directly to your main library without having to add it to an additional playlist, in the same way the Google Play music does, but without the hassle, drop and drag, it's as simple as that.

But one feature that other music streaming services such as Spotify have that I would love to see Deezer implement is the feature of being able to listen to music on your computer, but control what you're listening to and have the ability to change the song etc to via the application on your smartphone, Spotify does it absolutely seamlessly and it's just so so convenient, great for when you're hosting a party and you don't want to be running back and forth to your computer or you're the type of person that listens to music while you're at work but isn't constantly around the computer to change the song.

This is just a free recommendation from someone that has a fair amount of experience with music streaming.

If I've sent this to the wrong department please make sure that it's forwarded to the appropriate people, I feel like this is the last major feature that Deezer would need to add to make it competitive in the mainstream music streaming market alongside Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music, you could even potentially launch the new feature alongside an advertising campaign 'Deezer: By the people, for the people" or something like that.
Userlevel 1
Hi ! I just moved from Spotify to Deezer today due to poor audio quality on their TV app, and found myself a bit disappointed for not being able to control Deezer on Tv with the phone app as it makes things really easier. I would be a really really great feature !
Userlevel 1
And just to had some points on controlling Deezer on Smart TV or on remote devices like home cinema or blu ray players or so :
For example I'm considering making multiroom broadcasting in my home, and it's a pain if each time I got to change music I need to move back to the TV room and use the remote and then come back again where I was. It looses all interest. Same reason you party at home with friends, someone say "can play this song ?" you take your phone out your pocket and that's done. these are little things but it really improves the experience.
Userlevel 1
@Anja do you know if it's on the tracks ?

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