How to remotely control Lighthouse base stations

After what has been years of flipping inline power switches off and on, I finally found a way to do it that is a simple as clicking install in the google app store.

If you are like me, you have been faced with the fact steam doesn’t care about any bluetooth device not built into one of their HMDs. You may have tried buying a link box from a vive and that didn’t work either. Search the internet, search the forums, nothing. The only thing close to a work around I found is running primitive batch files and crossing your fingers.

Well, this app has been a thing since 2020, and no, I didn’t think to look for a phone app to control my VR gear, who would. While once again searching for a way to control my base stations, hoping some boffin moded steam to stop being so stuck up, I found the lighthouse app link via google. I thought it would be nice to share it as it’s own thread, as I’m sure there are many like myself who didn’t get an email or notification that such a quality of life improvement existed.

I really don’t understand why this couldn’t be implemented via pitool if my random android phone can do it. It could be in the settings tab, with some simple options. “auto wake on pitool startup/sleep on close” “wake” “sleep” “standby”

Anyway, enjoy one less pre-VR preperation.


Very interesting. Is there a Windows equivalent?
I already have another bluetooth adapter in parallel, so that would be nice.