The best app-controlled vibrators for hands-free fun and long-distance couples

Our round-up of the best app-controlled vibrators feature exciting options for remote play with your partner or alone

three of the best app controlled vibrators
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App-controlled vibrators can be intimidating if you're new to this type of sex toy. Our guide to the best app-controlled vibrators will show you how to navigate the technology, discuss which different vibrator types to consider, and help you shake off any inhibitions around the topic with some candid insights from our expert testers. 

Today, there's an app for everything, from tracking sleep to counting calories, so it’s no surprise you can also use one to control your orgasms. The rise of Bluetooth connectivity and remote-operated sex toys—or teledildonics as they’re officially called—means long-distance lovers and sexy singles can now access mind-blowing pleasure at the push of a download button. 

To make the process a little less daunting, we've done the hard work for you. Our team of experts has tested all the best vibrators and the best sex toys to bring you honest reviews you can trust, and now we've tried out the vibrators that can be operated by an app, to help you find the right one for solo sex and remote play.

How we tested the best app-controlled vibrators

We tested a range of app-controlled sex toys, from the best rabbit vibrators and clitoral stimulators to body wand vibrators and love eggs, rating both the toy and the tech. A crucial step in our testing process was trying out hands-free play with a lover. To make our list, this experience needed to be sexy, smooth, and exciting—regardless of whether couples were in the same room or at opposite ends of the country. We also tested the vibrators alone, to see how well they fared for solo play. 

When testing the vibrators, we also considered: 

  • How easy they were to set up and use—no one wants to be fumbling with buttons or struggle to find the right spot mid-play. 
  • The material—sex toys made of silicone, glass, and metal are easy to clean. See our guide to how to clean sex toys the body-safe way if you're unsure. 
  • How they performed on the pleasure scale—in short, did they make us orgasm?
  • Stimulation—it's important to consider your erogenous zones and where you would most like to stimulate, advises Lesley Cragg, a sex toy expert at Your Pleasure Toys. This will help you determine if you a toy that focuses on G-spot orgasms, clitoral orgasms, or all-over stimulation is best for you. 
  • The tech and features available—Bluetooth-controlled toys are perfect for solo play or with a partner at home, but long-distance couples should opt for toys with apps that use Wi-Fi. If you're planning to take your toy abroad, you'll want a travel-sized option. 
  • Waterproof? If shower sex is on the agenda, or hot tub foreplay is your idea of a good time, consider a waterproof buy.

Best app-controlled vibrators as chosen by our experts

We-Vibe Nova 2 App Controlled Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator next to phone displaying app

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1. We-Vibe Nova 2

Best app-controlled rabbit vibrator

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 217mm x 85mm x 39mm
Weight: 650g
Waterproof: Yes
Power: Rechargeable via USB
Running time: 120 mins
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $149/£149
Reasons to buy
+Powerful, varied vibrations+Bendy arm and adjustable shaft+App features video and audio modes+Beat mode links with your favorite sones
Reasons to avoid
-App's video mode can drop out-Size not particularly travel-friendly

It’s a rabbit, but not as you know it. The We-Vibe Nova 2 is an innovative vibrator with a sleek, ergonomic profile that uses superior technology to allow for long-distance play. This cleverly brings the design of the original rabbit vibrator bang up to date and delivers on toe-curling orgasms, too. 

Fans of the We-Vibe brand (such as the highly regarded We-Vibe Sync), will already be familiar with its specialized app that you can pair with its range of sex toys. The We-Connect app is free to download and enables users to adjust and customize the speed and “vibe” settings from virtually any location. The couple testing this toy was over 200 miles apart and gave the app a thumbs up for fuss-free connectivity and ease of use. 

Depending on who wants to take the reins, you can switch between solo control, partner control, and two-way control—if your lover has a We-Vibe toy, too. Touch screen navigation such as left and right swipes and “pinch to adjust”, make it effortless to navigate as you’re getting it on. Want to climax together? Simply turn on the app’s video or audio mode to see and hear your playmate in real-time. There are over ten vibration and intensity settings to experiment with, from a gentle pulse to an intense tide. Or there's the nifty feature that lets you customize—and save, your own crest of pleasure. Beat mode buzzes along to your favorite songs. 

Tech aside, it’s the sensations provided by this dual-motored vibrator that will really get your juices flowing. The arched, clit-kissing arm flexes while you thrust so you never lose crucial contact with your clitoris. Plus, the smooth, internal shaft and bulbed end will stimulate your G-spot, resulting in what we can only describe as the ultimate blended orgasm. What’s not to love?

Satisfyer Dual Pleasure sex toy

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2. Satisfyer Dual Pleasure

Best app-controlled clitoral stimulator

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 179mm x 46mm
Weight: 155g
Waterproof: Yes
Power: Rechargeable via USB
Running time: 60 mins
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $49.95/£44.95
Reasons to buy
+Dual power for stimulator and shaft   +App features video and audio modes
Reasons to avoid
-Program options can be overwhelming-Tricky to grip when using lube

The Satisfyer Dual Pleasure is one of the best app-controlled vibrators to tease and please the star of the show—your clitoris. This device is designed to use when masturbating (in need of some new techniques? See our guide to female masturbation). It's also a great addition during foreplay, or when trying out one of the best sex positions for clitoral stimulation to enhance the experience—and it’s surprisingly effective for a guaranteed orgasm. In fact, after experiencing this kind of easy climax, you might wonder how you ever managed without it.

For first-timers, it's a straightforward toy to operate. Place the circular opening over the clitoris and air-pulse pressure provides waves of sucky sensations to your love bud. If you enjoy oral sex, we’d say it comes a very close second to the feeling of a mouth and tongue. Plus, unlike many other clitoral stimulators, it’s also dual-action. Flip it around and it can be used to massage your G-spot thanks to a vibrating silicone shaft that slides smoothly inside of you (just make sure to use plenty of lube and check out our guide to the best lube if you want to try a new brand).

You can control the stimulator remotely by downloading the free Satisfyer Connect app and linking via Bluetooth. This sets you off on a head-spinning journey discovering the limitless, programmable vibrations and range of 11 intensity settings. Add your partner to the app and they can join the action too—whether they're far away, or at close range. Once you've given them the option to drive your device, all you need to do is lie back and enjoy.

We particularly loved that this toy is waterproof so play can continue in the bath or hot tub, or during steamy sex in the shower sessions. It’s also small enough to pop into a toiletries bag, making it a must-have for sexy weekends away. 

Wand by We-Vibe

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3. We-Vibe Wand

Best app-controlled body wand vibrator

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 309mm
Weight: 413g
Waterproof: Yes
Power: Rechargeable via USB in 90 minutes
Running time: Up to 120 minutes
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $179.99/£159.99
Reasons to buy
+Ultra quiet+Easy to control+Doubles as a massaging tool 
Reasons to avoid
-Connection issues with app-Expensive 

If you want to go big, choose a body wand vibrator like the We-Vibe Wand which doubles as a massaging tool and a sex toy. This multi-tasking device combines size with agility, featuring an ultra-flexible neck for added versatility. But that’s not all. Thanks to the Smart Silence function, the Wand will only buzz when it touches your skin or a surface. This is due to the clever sensor in the head, that makes sure the vibes only start when you want them to. This stops unnecessary buzzing and makes the whole experience a lot quieter. 

The reason we rate the Wand so highly is the usual two buttons (which most vibrators have to change the speed of the vibes) have been given a total upgrade, replaced by a joystick-like controller. You simply push the joystick either up or down, depending on whether you want to go faster or slower. Not only is this great if you have mobility issues in your hands or are using it in an awkward position with your partner, but it makes you feel so much more in control. You feel almost like a pilot controlling an airplane using this—and it's a lot more seamless than other toys. The We-Vibe Wand also comes with two custom attachments to slip around the head. The vibrations are intense, even in the softer settings, so it can help you climax very quickly.

The free We-Vibe app brings a whole new meaning to the term phone sex. When you connect your toy via Bluetooth, your partner can control it whether they're in the other room or halfway around the world. We had a few issues with connectivity to begin with, which was frustrating at times. 

 See our full Wand by We-Vibe review

Vibease bluetooth erotica vibrator

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4. Vibease App Controlled Rechargeable Responsive Knicker Vibrator

Best app-controlled panty vibrator

Material : Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 89mm x 100mm
Weight: 71g
Waterproof: No, but it is splashproof
Power: Rechargeable via USB
Running time: 180 minutes
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $119/£99.99
Reasons to buy
+Immersive experience+Intense vibrations+Wearable and hands-free
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't provide internal stimulation-Can shift when you walk

Got seriously turned on by reading Fifty Shades of Grey? Then we’ve found one of the best app-controlled vibrators for you. This petite sex toy is definitely one for book lovers. It combines a hands-free massager, which slips into your underwear, with incredible sex stories via the Vibease app. Not only does this small but mighty secret clitoral vibrator have five intense vibes, which really hit the spot, but it also syncs via the app with the audiobook of your choice to stimulate your body and mind at the same time. Yes, it actually vibrates in sync with your selected audiobook for a truly immersive and interactive experience. Revolutionary for book lovers!

If you're unsure how to use a vibrator, this may be the perfect choice to start with. You just pop it in your knickers and its perfectly contoured tip fits snugly in place, while resting against your sweet spot. Plus, with no controls needed, you can close your eyes and enjoy your erotica without any interruptions. You can also use the Vibease with your long-distance lover by installing the free app on their smartphone. They can control the vibrator from anywhere and any distance, adding a new dimension to sexy Zoom calls. Just relax and get ready to be swept away into an exciting world of erotic fantasy! 

It's worth noting this vibrator doesn't provide internal stimulation and is best used when sitting or lying down as it can move around while you walk. 

Svakom vibrator

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5. Svakom Phoenix Neo Interactive

Best app-controlled bullet vibrator

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 118mm x 32mm x116.3mm
Weight: 70g
Waterproof: Yes
Power: Rechargeable via magnetic port within 1 hour
Running time: 60 minutes
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP: $129/£79.99
Reasons to buy
+Easy to manipulate +Hands-free+11 different vibrations
Reasons to avoid
-Reduced run time-Some elements of the app are a bit 'buggy'

The wearable bullet vibrator makes a great first impression—it looks slick and stylish and comes with a drawstring bag for storage. But that's not the only reason why this is one of the best app-controlled vibrators out there. Yes, this sex toy is definitely not just a pretty face. It’s built with sophisticated technology that packs in 11 different vibrations, scaling from juicy foreplay to mind-blowing stimulation. 

The smooth, curved design boasts a ridged bulb that fits comfortably into your vagina, and the flexible neck means it's easy to manipulate the smaller end into position for perfect clitoral placement. This snug fit means it's hands-free so you can use it anytime, anywhere.

The control button on the toy is easy to turn on or off and cycle through the different settings. Or you can switch to the app for remote-control use—great for solo play or living out your sexual fantasies and handing power to your partner. The Svakom app enables the user to control settings like the intensity and pattern, as well as set the vibration to react and mimic sounds and music tempo on your phone. It can even be used together with sex video sites to really hit the sweet spot. 

We had some issues with the app crashing when trying to sync up music from the iTunes library on our phone. Instead, we found it was best to stream songs directly to the app from a PC or laptop via Wi-Fi.

Lovense Osci 2 vibrator

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6. Lovense Osci 2

Best app-controlled G-spot vibrator

Material: Silicone
Length/Dimensions: 220mm x 39mm
Weight: 182g
Waterproof: Yes
Power: Rechargeable via USB
Running time: 150 mins
Long-distance interaction: Yes
RRP:: $119/£159
Reasons to buy
+Long running time+Comfortable shaft +Throbs rather than buzzes+Brilliant free app  
Reasons to avoid
-No clitoral stimulation-Expensive 

If you like deep penetration to tip you over the edge, we think the Lovense Osci 2 is the best app-controlled vibrator for the job. Made from silky, smooth silicone, this slender toy can unlock a powerful G-gasm with targeted stimulation of your hard-to-reach pleasure spot. 

There are only three intensity settings to cycle through—so, less than other vibrators, but we found the rumbles on this toy to be the perfect amount of pinpointed pressure. We loved the curved fit of the shaft and the unique osculating head that throbs rhythmically in and out on the G-spot, rather than buzzing or spinning against it.

This toy is incredibly easy to grip, and It's waterproof too, so more than suitable for wet play. The real standout feature though is the associated, free Lovense app, purely because it works so smoothly. Operate the Osci 2 from your phone or tablet and there are 10 vibe patterns to make you quiver. Plus, the option to connect as a couple and relinquish control to your partner. If your lover has a toy they can be synced together to respond simultaneously, turning your sexy, remote session into a truly interactive experience. There’s even a group chat option if that’s your thing.

How to get the most out of your app-controlled vibrator

1. Do your homework—new technology can be overwhelming, so take the time to get to know your device. “It's important to read the manual and explore your vibrator’s settings before you try sexy time with your partner,” says Lesley. “Familiarising yourself with the app’s different functions too will prevent any frustrations at the most crucial times.”

2. Discover what turns you on—“By playing around with your toy alone, you'll soon figure out what you like or don’t like. Be sure to share this with your partner before you connect on the app,” says Lesley Cragg.

3. Relax and enjoy—“Giving your lover control of how hard or fast you would like your vibrator to go can be a huge turn-on,” says Cragg. But as with all sexual experiences, communication is key. If you feel uncomfortable at any time during remote play, stop, disconnect from the app, and talk to your partner.

Why are app-controlled vibrators good for couples?

For couples separated by distance, hooking up with one of these app-controlled vibrators can be a fun and innovative way to stop your sex life from dwindling.

“Advances in technology have made it much easier to stay close to your partner while living apart,” says Johanna Rief, head of sexual empowerment at We-Vibe. “There's now a wide range of sex toys available that can be operated remotely, so you and your partner can remain intimate and still pleasure one another, despite not being together.”

What are the different types of app-controlled vibrators?

Not sure what type of vibrator to go for? Here we break down each type of app-controlled vibrator and what type of pleasure they are best for. 

G-Spot vibrators—these are phallic in shape with a shaft to penetrate the vagina and they can vary in length, girth, and flexibility. They're simple to use and a safe bet if G-spot stimulation is a priority for you.

Rabbits—with a similar girth to a G-Spot vibrator, rabbit vibrators come with vibrating “rabbit” ears to hone in on your clitoris at the same time. It's possible to really ramp up the intensity so is the best vibrator for powerful orgasms.

Clitoral stimulators—teasing you into a clitoris-focused orgasm, these vibrators work by stimulating the area with pressure wave technology and gentle suction sensations. It's the best choice for those who are sensitive down below or like a lot of foreplay. 

Bullets—small, mighty, and often great value for money—bullets are a must-have in every woman's bedside drawer. They are excellent for clitoral stimulation and external erogenous zones.

Love eggs—these egg-shaped panty vibrators were one of the first types of sex toys that could be operated remotely. Placed inside your vagina (with lots of lube), they are a fun choice for flirting, foreplay, and discreet pleasure when you’re on the go.