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Old 09-28-2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I have a question about Remote Apps for Android or iOS.

Is someone using such apps to control the TV?
If not, why?

I am working on a private project, where I am implementing an Android TV Remote app for Tablet and Smartphones and want to find out how you think about such apps.

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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Hi all,

I have a question about Remote Apps for Android or iOS.

Is someone using such apps to control the TV?
If not, why?

I am working on a private project, where I am implementing an Android TV Remote app for Tablet and Smartphones and want to find out how you think about such apps.

thx
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I have a couple of apps that let me use my android phone to control my Directv DVR/sat box. I rarely use them because I have a harmony remote and although the apps control my directv equipment they do not control the other components in my ht such as my AVR, Blu-ray player, xbox etc while my Harmony remote does and with much more robust finctionality. I do however use an app to remotely set my dvr to record - meaning if I am away and find out there is something I want to see and am not home I can use my phone to tell my dvr to record it for me so I can watch it when I get home.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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The reason I have asked is, that I have implemented a TV remote app for Samsung TVs and I want to introduce it here:





Android Smart Remote

Android Smart Remote Setup

The first version of this App is available here: Android Smart Remote

...without ads and for free!

I am still looking for feedback
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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It would be nice to get some feedback!
A smartphon version is at the planning stage!
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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Will it work on an Android tablet?
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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Sure,....this app is implemented only for Android Tablet....you need a 10' or 7' Tablet running Android 3.2 or above!

....one drawback is, that it only works with Samsung SmartTVs
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #7
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Currently I am working on a Smartphone verion of this app,...and I hope I can upload the app this weekend:

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #8
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So,..I finished the development.
The Smartphone version is now available in Google Play:

Smart TV Remote

Have fun!
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:48 AM   #9
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hi,

since some people don't know how to use this app, I created a small video tutorial:

Smart TV Remote Tutorial

...I hope this will help with the first steps....
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Not useful if you dont have an internet tv, so no good for me. Peel works fine except it only sends 3 digits when you pick a show from its suggested listings.

Its much easier to pick up my remote than start up my tsblet and start the remote ap, wait for it to find programs, switch a few screens and then change channels. Just not useful...yet.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:28 AM   #11
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I have uploaded the new version of this app which has some new features such as a channel import/export: Android Smart TV Remote: Channel import/export - YouTube

Other features are:
- Fixed connection problem with Samsung B-Series TVs
- Added support for channel inluding a dash, e.g. "5-8"
- Added Import/Export channel functionality to save (in folder "smarttv_channels") and restore your channels. Copy them across devices or use this function for creating different favorites and switch between them by using the import functionality.
- Added missing media buttons on 7' Tablets
- Added russian localization
- Added portuguese localization
- Fixed smaller bugs

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #12
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IT IS VERY GREAT AND LOOKING PERFECT,
i have mostly seen many apps but those are simple, that will have to use.
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it is very great and looking perfect,
i have mostly seen many apps but those are simple, that will have to use.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:22 AM   #14
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Hi all,

the new version for the Tablet version is available.
The main new feature is an app widget:



+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


It is already uploaded....and should be available in a couple minutes!

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