Really surprised I can't find software that provided this right now:

I want to play a (Windows) game on the TV and want to use some customizable "Gamepad"/"Remote Control"/"Custom Panel" software to set up a simple interface on an iPad to control the computer.

I want to be able to add a keyboard buttons and a joystick and/or trackpad.

Somehow there doesn't seem to be any app/solution that does this. They are either not customizable or don't have all widgets or outdated and nonfunctional...

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It looks like most native iPad apps trying to provide this failed. Maybe there's just too little need for this, especially for iPad-havers?

But it seems reasonable to build this as something you install on the computer, where it hosts a little webpage with websocket control or similar. This seems so straightforward I wonder if I'm just not finding the right search term?

@s_ol Have you tried fiddling with Steam (and Steam Link)?

You could connect the TV to the PC, "stream" to the iPad and disable audio//video, so you end up only having remote controls on the iPad.

If you can't connect the PC to the TV, you could stream to both TV and iPad, and keep audio/video on the TV, and controls on the iPad.

In general, my experience with Steam streaming has been very good!

@raelzero
yeah, actually the SteamLink app is what I'm gonna use for now.

I didn't realize there's a way to disable video also? Going to look into that

@s_ol Yeah, you can go to settings -> Streaming and then toggle video from "fast" to "disabled"; same for audio!

@raelzero Thanks! This looks like it's going to work pretty great for my use case :)

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