Introducing the Remote App for EasyWorship

Technology can unlock limitless potential for today’s church. In the last few years, I’ve noticed more pastors and worship leaders turning to tablets and phones for use when on stage, and why not? They’re smaller, easily available and provide the user quick and easy access to information. These devices also offer many time-saving benefits including the use of a handheld device as a remote for projection software.

Now, thanks to Bluetooth technology and a few genius developers, EasyWorship gives you the ability to connect any of your iOS or Android phones or an iPad, using your local Wi-Fi, to the computer running EasyWorship and allows you to use that device to control the schedule remotely or to use an iPad as an output monitor.

EasyWorship customers always have a number of options when it comes to presenter remotes, but the iOS  and Android apps are the only ones designed with EasyWorship in mind. While other presenter remotes create the need for programming and tweaking just to get them to work, the EasyWorship remote app requires no set-up, other than pairing it with the EasyWorship app, and provides the user a seamless presenting experience.


Apple iPhone or iPad:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store and search for ‘EasyWorship Remote’.
  2. Select the install icon. (You can also use the Watch app on your iPhone to set up your Apple Watch.)
  3. On the computer, open EasyWorship and click Edit > Options > Advanced.
  4. Check the box to Enable Remote Control and click OK.

Android Phone:

  1. On your Android Phone, go to the Google Play Store and search for ‘EasyWorship Remote’.
  2. Select Install.
  3. On the computer, open EasyWorship and click Edit > Options > Advanced.
  4. Check the box to Enable Remote Control and click OK.


First, make sure you have the computer and your mobile device connected to the same Wi-Fi. This allows them to “see” each other.

  • In the mobile app, tap the hamburger icon in the top left corner.
  • Tap the gear icon in the top left corner to open the settings.

  • Tap Server and select the server name of your computer. (If you want to change the server name, you’ll need to do that on the computer in Edit > Options > Advanced.)

  • You’ll see a message that it’s “not paired” and that it’s “waiting for the server to pair.”

  • At this point, you will go to the computer and click the Remote button on the toolbar.

  • You should see the device trying to pair under Available Devices. Click Pair.
  • By default, it will be set to view only. To give it the ability to control the schedule, click the Lock icon next to the device name.

  • There are also settings in the mobile app which allows Disabling Auto-Lock and Enabling Output Control.

What can I do with the Remote App?

  • Go Live with scheduled items
  • Select individual slides to show live
  • Black and un-Black the output screen
  • Clear and un-Clear foreground elements from the output screen
  • Display Logo on the output screen
  • Change to view only for users who want to see the live output but not control the schedule
  • Disable Auto-Lock so your mobile device doesn’t turn off while the app is open

Once you have your device connected to the computer, you are free to control the current schedule from anywhere within your Wi-Fi range.

This is an easy setup that will produce powerful results and takes some pressure off the computer operator to help make a more fluid and distraction free service.

Dan Willard Written by:

Dan Willard has been helping EasyWorship customers troubleshoot since 2006. He is head of all things training and teaches a weekly webinar which helps EasyWorship newbies look like pros. Dan also loves playing music and has been a worship leader since 2000. He enjoys golfing and eating good food, but not as much as he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

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