Gizmo could be helpful if you are using JRiver and don't have the computer right in front of you. It will control the software from a phone or tablet. However, it lacks key usability features for music. First, there's no way to reorder, edit, or delete the current play queue, other than adding another album. (Well, you can press "Play" on another track, which will replace the entire queue.) This is a pretty basic feature, and it's surprising to find it missing. The Search feature is really fast, but there's no way to view the tracks on an album and add *some* of them to the playe queue. Update in June 2016: Still no way to reorder play queue or add individual tracks from an album. It's puzzling how such basic features are missing -- I guess this is really meant just for controlling movies.
Good stuff, needs work One of the things that made me decide to purchase the software. Very convenient as a remote. The not so good parts: no ability to rate songs from within the app (must be a glitch, doesn't save if you click on the stars) ; interface is frankly a bit wonky and cheapish feeling, which is okay, but for example, when searching you can't go back one step without going back to the beginning of search. Can't see which tracks the program found without actually pressing play. Small things like that.
Great usability and performance It's free and offers a lot, you can't ask for more. One little glitch that I like to solved is: remembering last position while scrolling through playlists.
Important app but needs to evolve Needs a lot of features to make it a true companion. Very limited and does not show any signs of future evolution. Too bad.
Great app! The cache ahead of up to 10 songs is a feature that even jremote on my ipad is missing. The importance of this becomes self evident when travelling in spotty areas.
Fantastic, easy to setup in 1 minute I'd say the only thing missing is the ability to skip ahead 30 seconds / back 10 sec when playing video...
21.0.1 / 95 (December 15, 2015)
NEW: Support for ChromeCast Audio devices.
20.0.36 / 94 (November 19, 2015)
Fixed: Video Playback was broken in recent Android Versions (5.1/6.0)
20.0.35 / 93 (October 23, 2015)
Changed: Lengthened the time of retries for connecting so that Gizmo will be more likely to connect to a machine that just wakes up.
20.0.34 / 92 (November 26, 2014)
Fixed: Streaming Music with Gizmo's Cache active did not work on Android 5.0.