Turn Your Phone into a Slideshow Remote

Welcome to my blog!  Recently, I have a few presentations on Breakout EDU and Creating your own blog.  The resources have been posted here.

One of the most frequent questions however was how I changed the slides while moving around the room.  I used my cell phone!  If anyone figures out how to do this on Smart Notebook – let me know because that would be awesome!

Here is how to turn your cell phone into a remote control for Google Slides:

  1.  Add the Chrome Extension from the Chrome Web Store: Google Slides Remote
  2. Open Google Slideshow you want to control
  3. In the upper right corner, you should see a “Present with remote” button.  Click on that.
  4. Once your slideshow is running, the bottom bar will be different.  It will have SHOW ID at the bottom.  That is your 6 digit code!
  5. Open s.limhenry.xyz on another device and enter the code on the page.  Voila – you now have a cell phone or Ipad or tablet or any device that can be used as a remote for your slideshow.  It is a few steps, but after I did this a few times it really only took less than 30 seconds.

I have the limhenry website saved as a shortcut on my phone.  I believe I found that in the Play Store a few weeks ago.  But, it is no longer there.  That’s okay!  As long as you have that link you are good to go!

Happy Remoting!

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