Remote Control Options

Teleprompter Premium is the best Teleprompter app for iPad, iPhone and Mac, with many different options for remote controlling the Teleprompter. This guide helps explain all of the recommended options for controlling the Teleprompter, many other options are also available.

Recommended Controllers:

Remote Controller for Teleprompter app - 8BitDo zero 2
8Bitdo Zero 2 Bluetooth GamepadAmazon →
This small handheld and pocketable controller allows you to control the scrolling, scroll speed, recording, font size of the text and quickly move up and down your script.

Remote Controller for Teleprompter app - Satechi R2
Satechi R2 Bluetooth Multimedia Remote ControlAmazon →
Sample handheld remote for easily starting and stoping the Teleprompter, with the option to customise the controls and buttons. Set the switch on this remote to “P” for best functionality.

Teleprompter app playstation controller
PlayStation DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless ControllerAmazon →
Larger but more versatile controller allows precise control of the Teleprompter scrolling speed and many other options. Perfect for an operator in a studio.

Other Control Options:

You can control Teleprompter Premium using any of the following methods and controllers:

Bluetooth Keyboard

You can use any keyboard connected to your device to control the Teleprompter. Most Bluetooth keyboards are compatible with iOS.

Control Options

  • Start/Stop scrolling
  • Start/Stop recording video
  • Adjust scroll speed (increments of 1 or 10)
  • Next/Previous cue point
  • Change scroll direction
  • Page forwards/backwards
  • Begin/Finish editing script

Compatible Devices:
All Bluetooth keyboard are compatible with your device. Please check that your keyboard con connect directly via bluetooth, and doesn’t require a proprietary dongle such as a 2.4GHz receiver, this can be common in Logitech and other brands.

See Keyboard Control → to get started.

Game Controllers

You can use any connected game controller to accurately control Teleprompter Premium

Control Options

  • Start / Stop Scrolling
  • Scroll Up / Down (Precise Joystick Control)
  • Adjust scroll speed (increments of 1 or 10)
  • Next/Previous cue point
  • Scroll Up/Backwards (Precise Trigger Control)
  • Scroll Down/Forwards (Precise Trigger Control)
  • Page forwards/backwards

Compatible Devices:


PlayStation DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller
iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 is required to connect this controller.
Get PlayStation DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller on Amazon (US) →


Xbox Wireless Controller (Model 1708)
iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 is required to connect this controller.
Get Xbox Wireless Controller on Amazon (US) →


SteelSeries Nimbus
Get SteelSeries Nimbus on Amazon (US) →


Horipad Ultimate
Get Horipad Ultimate on Amazon (US) →

See Game Controllers → to get started with connecting and using your controller with Teleprompter Premium.

Presentation Controllers

You can use a connected presentation controller to control Teleprompter Premium with the convenience of a small handheld remote.

Control Options

  • Start/Stop scrolling
  • Change scroll direction
  • Adjust scroll speed (increments of 1)
  • Page forwards/backwards

Compatible Devices:
Your presentation controller must be able to connect to iOS devices, and use left/right keyboard arrow keys as as their control inputs. Be careful that your presentation controller doesn’t require a proprietary dongle such as a 2.4GHz receiver, this can be common among presentation controllers. We can confirm the following presentation controllers are compatible:

Remote Controller for Teleprompter app - Satechi R2
Satechi R2 Bluetooth Presentation Remote
Amazon →

See Using a Presentation Clicker → to get started with connecting and using a presentation controller with Teleprompter Premium.

IKAN Elite Remote

IKAN Elite Remote is also compatible with Teleprompter Premium

Control Options

  • Start/Stop scrolling
  • Adjust scroll speed (increments of 1 or 10)
  • Next/Previous cue point
  • Change scroll direction
  • Page forwards/backwards


Get the IKAN Elite Remote on Amazon (US) →

See IKAN Elite Remote → to get started.

Foot Pedals

You can use some iOS compatible foot pedals to control the Teleprompter.

Compatible Devices:
Any iOS compatible foot pedal with the option to select an input of left/right arrow keys, or SPACE key input will work.

Here are some recommended foot pedal devices that will work with Video Teleprompter:

See Foot Pedal Control → to get started with connecting and using a foot pedal controller with Teleprompter Premium.

Control from any Smartphone, Tablet or Computer via WiFi / LAN

You can control the Teleprompter from any web browser connected to the same network as your device.

You can use this method on any smartphone/tablet (including Android or others) or laptop/desktop computer (including Mac, Windows or others) as long as they are connected to the same network as your device.

Connection Reliability: Very Good
This type of connection is normally very reliable. You can even use a Wired LAN connection for extra reliability if needed.

Control Options

  • Start/Stop scrolling
  • Adjust scroll speed (increase/decrease button control)
  • Next/Previous cue point
  • Change scroll direction
  • Page forwards/backwards

See WiFi Control with a Web Browser → to get started with using WiFi control.

Control from another nearby iOS devices

Use another iOS device with Teleprompter Premium installed to control the Teleprompter.

Control Options

  • Live preview
  • Start/Stop scrolling
  • Adjust scroll speed (slider control)
  • Next/Previous cue point
  • Change scroll direction
  • Page forwards/backwards

See Control from Nearby Devices → to get started with using nearby iOS devices as controllers or monitors.