Wii Remotes

Shane Bell edited this page May 8, 2014 · 3 revisions


From version 0.5 you can use your Wii Remote as a remote control for Clementine.

This guide explains how to install and configure Wiimotedev to let Clementine see your Wii Remote. Your computer will need to be able to use Bluetooth - either through a builtin transmitter (eg. in a laptop) or using a USB Bluetooth dongle.

For now this guide only works on Linux.


  • Download the latest stable version of wiimotedev-daemon
  • Extract the tarball and compile and install wiimotedev. Swap ubuntu below for your distro: either debian, gentoo, slackware, or ubuntu. tar -xvf wiimotedev-daemon-stable_1.2.tar.bz2 cd wiimotedev-wiimotedev-daemon/ cmake . -DDISTRO=ubuntu -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr make sudo make install
  • Start wiimotedev-daemon: sudo /etc/init.d/wiimotedev-daemon start
  • Now you need to find the Bluetooth MAC address of your Wii Remote. Watch the system log file by running: tail -f /var/log/messages Now simultaneously press the 1 and 2 buttons on your Wii Remote. You should see a message in the log that looks like: wiimotedev: wiiremote 00:19:1D:A8:E0:FB is unregistred, disconnected The number 00:19:1D:A8:E0:FB is the MAC address of your Wii Remote.
  • Open the file /etc/wiimotedev/wiimotedev.conf in an editor. You need to add the MAC address that you just discovered to the [sequence] section at the bottom of the file, like so: [sequence] 00:19:1D:A8:E0:FB=1
  • Save the file and restart wiimotedev-daemon: sudo /etc/init.d/wiimotedev-daemon reload
  • You should now be able to use your Wii Remote from inside Clementine! Open the Preferences dialog by clicking Tools and Preferences..., and click on the Wiimotedev tab.
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