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Manage Windows Home Server With Your Android Phone With WHS Phone for Android

Windows Phone 7 owners have been able to connect their smartphones to Windows Home Server for some time thanks to Paul Juenger’s WHS Phone add-in. But with Android handsets rapidly gaining in popularity, it’s about time that a developer created a similar add-in for Google’s platform. The good news is that such an add-in is on the way, and better still, its not just a similar add-in – it’s the same!

WHS Phone for Android is on the way from the same development team as the version for Windows Phone 7, and promises to offer all of the same features as the currently available release for Microsoft’s smartphone platform:

  • Stream music from your home server to your Android phone
  • View photos on your phone, and upload photos to the home server
  • View your server’s resources, manage users, computer status and more

The add-in isn’t quite ready for a beta release, but we managed to twist the developer’s arm to give us a few work in progress screenshots of the add-in. Bear in mind, these may still be subject to change.

So, if you’re an Android owner and have been feeling a little left out when it comes to connecting your phone to Windows Home Server, then stay tuned to WGS for more information on the beta as we get it.

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  • GRRemlin

    Except the interface, it looks very exciting! Can't wait to test the beta!!!

  • AWESOME! Question though, is this only for v2 or will it support v1 while I debate whether to move over?

    • Jim

      This is for v1. Since I am on Android, and still on v1, I would love to see this.

  • Tralus

    One Adroid user extremely excited by this idea!

  • We will support both 2003 and 2011.

  • Tim

    Most excellent…I have been searching on and off for a WHS App for my Droid X ever since I got my phone. I will definitely try this App.

  • t-bone


  • Rodvice

    Plz gief support for addins like AutoExit in there. Would love that.

  • JR

    sign me up for the beta looks good

  • g.wade tech

    I am very excited for the beta.

  • landrover

    Great! I already hoped that something like this would be developed, and this is amazing news.

  • J-doc

    Pleased to see it's moving over to additional platforms, and not just windows phone….. is a WHS Phone for iPhone possible next??

  • BSR

    Sigh….probably won't see anything like this for WebOS. Shame…

    • RPiatt

      amen. That TouchPad and Pre3 look sweet, and WebOS is a relatively easy platform to develop for… Especially with the new Enyo framework.

  • firewater88

    Sign me up for the beta too!

  • JChurch

    Super nice. I would love this with my phone.

  • Delano

    Already like it guys, keep up the good work!

  • Have a HTC Desire and a WHS in Australia – I'm happy to be a Beta tester if you have a need.

  • Would like to see something for the ipad. Would allow me to check on things when away from home!

  • WHSPhone Android

    WHS Phone Android is now available for Beta testing in the forums at

  • Ronski

    This looks great, just got my Adam, had a quick google and found this, I shall be heading over to try the beta with WHS 2011

  • xre

    Sign me up for the beta too!

  • Arvind Nellutla

    Sounds like a very useful app for android……….how yuo hear about it’s release soon

  • Melocco

    I can’t wait for the beta. I just upgraded to 2011 and want something to use other than teamveiwer. I just hope it comes soon.

  • krashed

    Whatever happened to this???

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