KinoConsole Windows Phone setup

Welcome to KinoConsole

KinoConsole allows you to play your favourite PC games anywhere, anytime. Latest games like Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Diablo III, Sims, Civilization V and X-COM are now playable on your Windows Phone. KinoConsole works by streaming video games from your PC to your Windows Phone device. Phone is used to display game video stream and to send controls to game.


KinoConsole features:

  • Play latest PC games from your desktop computer
  • Control games with touchscreen gestures, external gamepad, virtual on-screen joystick or by tilting the phone
  • Prebuilt optimised controls for popular games
  • Customise controls to your preference
  • Simple one-time minimal setup, start playing in minutes
  • KinoConsole PC server supports Windows Vista or later

Setup

Before you can start playing a simple one-time setup is needed. Please read the instructions below carefully.

PC setup

To start playing games download and install KinoniConsole Server from http://kinoconsole.kinoni.com to your PC. During installation remember to install optional 'Gaming extension', this allows KinoConsole to emulate Xbox controller.

During installation you will be displayed a dialog as shown below. Enter a password for remote access and memorise it. Also write down computer IP address, you will them when connecting to PC outside local network. Google-login option to connect across internet is not supported on Windows Phone at this time.

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After entering your PC password please click on 'Quick Launch'-tab. You will be shown list of games available to play with KinoConsole. At first launch the list is empty. If you are using Steam platform you can easily add games by clicking ‘Add Steam library’ button. To manually add games click ‘Browse..’-button add select game executable-file. You can also remove games from list using 'Delete'-button or temporarily disable them by unchecking 'Enabled'-column. After adding games your list should be populated with games on shown below. To save changes close the dialog with 'OK'-button.

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Windows Phone setup

You can now launch KinoConsole-application on your Windows Phone. If you are connected to same local network as your PC list of available games with icons and names will be shown automatically on screen as shown in following image. You can now browse games and choose one by clicking.

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Server will now automatically launch the game and you can start playing.

External joystick setup

KinoConsole supports playing games using Moga Power Pro external Bluetooth gamepad. First pair Moga controller to phone as explained in controller instructions. Then make sure Bluetooth is turned on your Windows Phone device and Moga Controller is switched on. After launching KinoConsole it will now automatically connect to controller. Also make sure you installed 'Gaming extension' with server application. To avoid wireless interference use 5 GHz WiFi network if possible when using Bluetooth controller.


Troubleshooting

Here you can find answer to most common issues.

No video

Make sure game application is running on Windowed mode. Currently capturing video from fullscreen window is not supported.

Video has black bars on both sides in Windows phone device

Make sure game window aspect ratio matches phone aspect ratio.

Can not connect outside local network

Set up port forwarding in your router for TCP port 5051. Port forwarding details depend on your router manufacturer and type, please study the manual shipped with your router.

Firewall issues. If you are using third party firewall application you need to manually allow inbound traffic to TCP port 5051.

Wrong IP address. Typically your computer's public IP address is dynamic and can change anytime. If you are unable to connect to server please check that you are using correct IP address. You can also use services http://dyn.com/dns/ to use fixed host name avoiding changing addresses.

Network settings. Many public WiFi network only allow HTTP and e-mail traffic. You should try using another network.



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