Able Remote for Google TV


  1. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    I've created an app that allows you to use your Android device as a remote control for Google TV. It is called "Able Remote" and has several features in addition to the ones provided by the Google TV Remote app:

    • Touch navigation and touch play controls
    • Beam the photos and videos on your Android device to Google TV
    • Share web pages with the TV
    • Launch popular apps
    • View SMS and Caller ID notifications on your TV
    • Voice commands to change channels, launch apps and do searches
    • Single button power on/off all devices

    There are two versions of the app; you need to install both to get all of the features. Start by installing the app on your mobile device.
    Install this version of the app on your Android device from the Android Market (named "Able Remote"): https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote
    Install this version of the app on your Google TV (named "Able Remote for Google TV"): https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.tvremote


    The web site for the app is http://ableremote.com


    Please provide any feedback or suggestions.

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  2. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Great review from Gnarl’d about Able Remote: "It offers greatly improved functionality over Google TV Remote and is so intuitive that I rarely have to glance down at my phone when using Able Remote…rating 4 out of 5"
  3. tex83rb

    tex83rb Member

    hello, can you post the google tv side app .apk? because my google tv can't access to market.....
  4. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

  5. tex83rb

    tex83rb Member

    yes, but i mean that i can't download it from the market, i'm unable to install the market on my google tv, it always crash. so i need the apk file, can you provide me it???
  6. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but the app is only available through the market. You should report the issue you are experiencing with the market with the hardware vendor of your Google TV.
  7. tex83rb

    tex83rb Member

    ok i managed to get access to google market.

    but this time the server program for google tv prompt that my device is not compatible!!!!! but it is a google tv!!!!!

    Model - MBX DVBT board (c03ref) ver 2.3.4
    OS info
    name LINUX
    ver. 2.6.34
    arch - armv7I
    Dexfile - true
    Encoding - UTF-8

    Hardware - AMLOGIC MESON-M1 8726M
    Processor - ARMv7 rev 1 (v7I)
    Freq - 900MHz
    Total mem - 4444384 kB
    --
    Screen size - 1240x 690

    what to do???
  8. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    There are two versions of Able Remote. One version is installed on the mobile device (called "Able Remote"): https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote
    The second version is installed on Google TV (called "Able Remote for Google TV"): https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.tvremote

    Be sure that you are installing the right version on your Google TV.

    Its not clear from your specs if this is Logitech Revue or a Sony Google TV device?
  9. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote review by Androinica: Able Remote is a must-try app for every Google TV owner
  10. tex83rb

    tex83rb Member

    IT IS NEITHER Logitech Revue or Sony Google TV .
    it is a non branded device
  11. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Only the official Google TV devices are currently supported. You need to have the 3.1 Honeycomb Google TV software updates from either Logitech or Sony.
  12. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    We are currently testing a major new feature that will allow users to change any of the device or app buttons in Able Remote.

    If you want to change the layout of the buttons on each screen or if you want direct access to your favorite app, then the new edit feature will be for you. We hope to release this soon as a paid feature using in-app billing. All of the existing features of Able Remote will remain free.
  13. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.0 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market.
    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote!

    Able Remote 2.0 includes several new features:
    - Edit device and app buttons (paid feature: $0.99)
    - Support repeat keys for arrow navigation
    - Support forwarding all Android notifications
    - User configurable settings
    - Better phone number matching for Caller ID
    - Updated graphics

    You can download the app for free from the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    Google appears to be rolling out a fix for their in-app billing issues. Google has released a new version of their Market app today (version 3.4.4). If you don't have that version, the launch the Market app, go to My Apps and then get out of the Market app. That seems to trigger an update within a few minutes.
  14. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

  15. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.0.2 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote!

    Able Remote 2.0.2 includes several new features:
    - Edit mode now allows any button to be placed on any panel
    - New Home and Back gestures (Home=arch forward, Back=arch backwards)
    - Updated graphics
    - Bug fix for playback interruptions

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  16. bukzin

    bukzin Active Member

    I got the app for my Revue.

    Does the second app version support iPad 2 ?



    Thanks!
  17. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    iOS is not supported
  18. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.0.3 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote
    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote!

    Able Remote 2.0.3 includes several new features:
    - Swipe right/left to navigate between the button panels
    - Add buttons for your favorite TV channels
    - Name your Google TV

    The button at the bottom of the Able Remote screen no longer controls both the button panels and the touch controls. To navigate between the button panels, swipe right or left across the button panels. To navigate between the touch controls, tap the button at the bottom of the screen.

    Learn more from the Able Remote FAQ: http://ableremote.com/faq/

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  19. bukzin

    bukzin Active Member

    Should we delete our older version before downloading your latest?

    Is this release for the GTV, the Android phone, or both?
  20. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Just use the Android Market up to update the app on both your mobile device and your Google TV.
  21. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    We've received requests from Able Remote users to support some kind of gaming view that would include common navigation actions and useful buttons for playing games on Google TV.

    We have some ideas on what this might look like including support for landscape mode and having the navigation controls on both the left and right side of the screen.

    Also, Able Remote already supports various gestures that could be reused in the gaming view: Gestures | Able Remote

    We would like to hear from any gamers about their ideas on what they would like to see in such a view. Please give us your feedback and we will consider all of your ideas for an upcoming Able Remote release.
  22. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

  23. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    We've been asked by several users to add automation support in Able Remote. The automation would automatically do several tasks under certain conditions.

    We are considering adding a simple mechanism that a user can configure which would includes all of these options:
    1. Automatically enabling WiFi when you get home,
    2. Switching on Google TV,
    3. Launching an app, or
    4. Changing to a specific channel.

    We would like to get feedback from users about this mechanism and any other ideas they might have that could be added to the automation feature.

    Learn more about Able Remote at Able Remote App
  24. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.0.5 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote!

    Able Remote 2.0.5 includes several new features:
    - Macros (requires paid edit buttons feature)
    - New buttons: volume up, volume down, keyboard, devices, macros
    - Stopped using Chrome to display photos shares
    - Support 1080p photo viewing

    Macros allow you to combine device, app and channel actions. For example, you can create a macro that will power up several of your devices at the same time.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App
  25. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.0.6 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote!

    Able Remote 2.0.6 includes several new features:
    - Added fourth button panel
    - The user interface color can be changed
    - Arduino home automation (experimental)

    Able Remote can now control devices attached to Arduino (Arduino - HomePage) microcontrollers which run the CIAO (https://github.com/colagrosso/ciao) protocol. This feature is still experimental and might change in a future release. You have to enable this feature in Menu/Settings. Able Remote will then automatically detect any actions supported. You can then use the Menu/Edit Buttons option to add a button for that action.


    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App

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