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Mira is designed exclusively for the Apple Remote, taking it beyond Front Row with personal control for any application, on any Mac. Shipping with built-in support for over 80 applications, new ones can be given their own specific actions in a few seconds with virtually no learning curve and no additional software or plugins to download or install.

The Apple Remote can be used on any Mac using Mira and a supported IR receiver (Twisted Melon's Manta TR1 & MCE/eHome Receivers)

Mira automatically detects which application is running and matches it with the correct personal settings. If you know how to use your more...

What's New

Version 1.4.9:


  • Toggle between app-specific & Global actions with check-mark per app
  • Support for Spotify music player
  • Support for Rdio music player
  • Support for iBooks e-book reader
  • Support for Plex Home Theater media player/server
  • Support for Mac Blu-ray Player video player
  • Support for Prezi presentation web/software
  • more...


  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Mac with USB
  • Apple Remote
  • Supported IR Receiver (Apple Built-in, Manta TR1, Keyspan or eHome/MCE)

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JamesB6168 Member IconReview+1

Mica, Mantra, and Twisted Melon make a great combination. I teach music and needed my Apple Remote to work with my new Macbook Air which doesn't have an IR eye or software. The hardware is simple and very sturdy. The eye is huge and makes remote control much easier than on my old Macbook Pro. The software is simple, even for a non-teckie like myself. Twisted Melon's customer service was superior, respectful, and very prompt (I messed up the settings, not being very good at this sort of thing). Thank you Twisted Melon. I wish you much success.

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Version 1.4.9b8
DM82 Member IconReview+0

This is some great software and along with Twisted Melon's Manta, completely solved the lack of IR receiver problem in the 2012 iMacs. I use this for Plex and with the default profiles that come with Mira, setup was plug and play. Fully supports long and short press functionality with the Apple Remote (or in my case Harmony 650). The installation includes a Keymap.xml file that you can use to completely customize the button mapping to your liking in the various sections of Plex.

The best part is the superb support from the developer. I recently subscribed to PlexPass and downloaded Plex Home Theater. One email to Bruno and he sent me the files to upgrade Mira to fully support Plex HT. He's going to update the software for everyone soon.

All in all, I could't be happier with Mira and I recommend it to everyone!

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Version 1.4.8
Twisted Melon, Inc. (Developer)

Thanks for the positive comments, they're much appreciated.

Mira 1.4.9 (beta6 up for download at the moment, final release very shortly) has support built-in for the release version of Plex Home Theater 1.0 and a number of other new apps and enhancements.

It also addresses some installation issues in OSX 10.9 Mavericks, so anyone updating to the new OS should download it immediately. And give it a high rating. ;)

William-Lisowski Member IconReview+1

Does exactly what I wanted. I can use the Apple Remote to control DVD Player on my Mac mini. A little tweaking, I got it set so I can eject the DVD usung the remote, either from within DVD Player or from the Finder. Since I don't keep the wireless keyboard and trackpad powered on, this provides the capabilities I need in the absence of Front Row.

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Version 1.4.8
Xand8r Member IconReview+0

I have to say right away support is the best! Any problems I had were resolved literally in minutes of my sending an e-mail. It took a couple of e-mails for me to get things right mostly on my end and now the system is working great on my new iMac 21" OS10.8.3. Any negative reviews I would have to say are from people who never bothered to ask for help. Bruno, my support helper, could not have been more helpful or gracious. I am so glad I did not listen to some of the reviews posted here. It was Twisted Melons replies that made me go for it and glad I am. I now have a remote for my iMac. Lesson here-anyone! Ask for directions instead of driving in circles and staying lost! I gave it a "5" but for some reason it is coming up a 4.5..oh well!

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Version 1.4.8
derwood Member IconReview+0

downloaded this software for the simple use of using the Mac IR remote to control netflix, it doesnt do that. as far as i am concerned, this software is a total waste of time.

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Version 1.4.8
Twisted Melon, Inc. (Developer)

You're welcome to give it another try and contact me by email as anyone having any kind of issue should always do. I try to reply within 24 hours, but if you don't write, I'll never be able to reply.

Mira has supported Netflix in FULLSCREEN Safari and Firefox since December 2011. In Chrome since October 2012. This works now and has always worked 100%

For WINDOWED browser control you will need to change the buttons for the respective browser you're using inside Mira's system preference, because they come set by default to control general browsing. All the Netflx-specific commands are labeled with the tag "Netflix" inside the DuoPress sub-menu.

If your computer doesn't have an IR receiver built-in, you'll need a USB receiver like our Manta TR1 of course.

BillHicks Member IconReview+32

Does not work in Mountain Lion.

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Version 1.4.8
Twisted Melon, Inc. (Developer)

All versions of Mira back to 1.4.5 should be working in Mountain Lion, with 1.4.7 and 1.4.8 including specific attention to Mountain Lion requirements, such as permissions, certificate signing and login items auto-starting.

Please let me know via email (contact form on the web site) what issues you may be having and I'll look into them immediately.

It doesn't matter whether you're a registered customer or not, I always respond to all email and will help anyone get the most out of the software on their systems.

Harristype Member IconComment+731

"Taking it beyond Front Row"... wow, now there's some modern technology! Does this also work on the Newton?

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Version 1.4.7b4
Twisted Melon, Inc. (Developer)

It was a tag line which has since been updated. Mira continues to support all the latest Apple hardware and software such as Retina Display Macs, as well as older machines running OS releases as old as 10.4 with PPC processors. And while some people may still use Front Row on older OS installations, Mira fully supports Plex and XBMC which are about as current as you can get. :)

Wcoates Member IconReview+4

Why would i pay 16 bucks for this when it is in beta? I paid once before and it did not work consistently. Be careful what you pay for.

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Version 1.4.6
Twisted Melon, Inc. (Developer)

You pay for a license to the full application and you're free to run any version you wish. The 1.4.7 version was labeled "beta" for an extended period of time awaiting feedback from a number of customers, but it was just as stable and functional as any other full release.

Miocinq Member IconReview+11

Mira works as advertised on my Macs, running 10.4.11, 10.5.8 and 10.6.8. No hassles no probs. The Mantra is a great addon to some good old PPCMacs. Thanks for your effort and enthusiasm.


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Version 1.4.6
Cottser Member IconReview+36

I'm a Plex user. On Snow Leopard I've been launching Plex from Front Row, but of course Lion doesn't have Front Row. I wanted something *way* more straightforward than Remote Buddy for launching and interacting with Plex (and perhaps other applications) via my Apple remote.

Enter Mira. Much simpler, something perhaps my Mother could use. I was able to launch Plex via the remote without any issues. However, a new version of Plex had just come out (0.9.5) and Plex changed their keymappings in a way that no longer worked with Mira. So I couldn't really use Mira with the new version of Plex. Time to email the developer.

Long story short, the developer went above and beyond to create a solution that enabled full functionality with the new version of Plex, and corresponded with the Plex developers as well to attempt a more native solution. Where that will go is still to be determined, but as a user I no longer need to know any of this, Mira just works with Plex!

Now I can upgrade to Lion without fear of missing Front Row.

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Version 1.4.5BETA
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Version 1.4.8
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Downloads 27,745
Version Downloads 698
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 13 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $15.99
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