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Gizmo is just one feature of J. River Media Center. Visit for more about this powerful Windows application. MC is $49.98.

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Gizmo is an Android app that can play media from MC's Library Server, or act as a remote control for MC. It can also play to any DLNA Renderer. Here's more it can do:

1. Play Here -- this lets you browse your library and stream audio, video, and images to your phone.

2. Play to [a Device or Location] -- this plays to any zone or DLNA Renderer, including a copy of MC if DLNA has been enabled.

3. Theater View Remote -- a five button remote that lets you navigate in MC's Theater View (for viewing on a TV). Press and hold the Green Button to start Theater View.

Gizmo requires J. River Media Center 15.0 or higher. Gizmo is part of MC's extensive Media Network feature set.

What People Are Saying about Gizmo

"This message is truly just about my gratitude for the greatly enhanced usability and overall integration of my Android smart phone (HTC EVO) with my server and TV. Listening around the house to my own stash with headphones is fun again!" -- nodyad

"I already installed latest version of gizmo 2 on my NexusOne and MC 15.0.159. it really looks cool" -- sh

"Love Love Love the Android development! Really can't wait until I can ditch my NetRemote PDAs for a couple of Android Tablets running Gizmo 2 (or 3 or 4). Awesome work guys. You sure make easy work of the decision of whether or not to purchase an upgrade when those times come around. Of all the software I've bought over the years my JRiver purchase has been the most consistently satisfying!" -- WinoOutWest

"MAN, this new GIZMO app is TIGHT. I really really like it." -- famu97

"This is FANTASTIC! Have to say, all this time I've been wondering why all the focus on DLNA but, since moving from WM6.5 to Android, it makes a little more sense. Well done! I can't wait for video to be ready!" -- imugli

Getting Started

Please Download the free trial of J. River Media Center and install it. MC is $49.98.

Please see instructions below and this thread on Interact for more about Gizmo.

Installing Gizmo

1. Download and install the trial version of MC15 on your PC. A wireless LAN is required to use Gizmo. If you plan to use Gizmo outside your home network, you'll need to open your firewall for the port used (see Media Network options in MC to find the port). This article on Network Access may also be useful.

2. In MC Options for Media Network, turn on access to Library Server.

3. From your phone, choose the "Market" icon and search for "Gizmo". Install the one from J River.

4. When you run Gizmo on your phone, you'll be asked for an access key. You can get it from Media Network options in MC (see picture below).


5. Once you enter the key, you will be able to browse your library from the phone and select media to play.

If you have a question, please post on Interact.

If your device cannot access the Market, you can use your phone's browser to download Gizmo here: