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Android TV remote control I use this app a lot with my shield tv, when the remote is missing or out of reach.
I can adjust the volume, use voice search and navigate just like my shield remote.
EDIT: especially useful when I have to type something I can't use voice search for, and just type I from my phone to the TV
This is why I like having a Sony TV with Android TV built-in - if I can't reach the remote I can just use my phone with the app instead.
might not be the answer you're looking for as it's not a software keyboard for the shield itself but the easiest to use keyboard for ME is the android tv remote app on my phone. pair it with the shield and then you can use the keyboard on your phone to type on the shield. this also has the benefit of having whatever autocomplete that's on your phone's keyboard
And for iOS: [link]
It's not the most reliable, but works well enough for me to ditch a physical remote.
Yup, as most have stated, there is the Android TV Remote app . That should work if on the same WiFi, haven't tried it with a direct BT connection.
Also, USB keyboards, controllers, etc can plug into the console box.
BT Devices can work, but you have to be able to get to the pairing menu first.
Lastly, you can program a universal remote to work with it. It can sometimes work directly with some TV remotes, but not always. The ShieldTV console box has an IR receiver on it.
the remote app from google themselves works well:
Although I think its lacking volume controls, I'm not sure what app supports that I'm afraid.
There's a good enough app on the app store for your phone.
Works fine for Android phones, my wife sometimes has problems on her iphone
I was actually wrong about that particular remote. I believe you need to find a bluetooth one to replace it--I don't think a wireless USB remote will work. In the meantime you can also just use the Android TV remote app on your phone.
Bad to hear. You can download an app, at least for Android. Your phone just needs to be connected to the same WiFi, works great.
Android TV Remote Control
I have had no problem with hardware. There are minor problems about software but they seem to develop and fix them too. Overall I am happy with purchase. 2 DOA controllers are really really unlucky. Anyway you can use Android TV Remote App until your controller arrives. You can't play games but rest should be all right. You can also set HDMI-cec on your tv and shield and control your shield with tv remote as well.
No, you can't cast in 4K from the Netflix phone app.
But you can ditch the remote and download the official Android TV Remote app: [link]
And yes there's an HBO Now and HBO Go app for Android TV.
have you tried Android TV Remote Control?
Do you have an otg cable? if you do, you can try using your kb or mouse from your PC.
Your watch has to connect to your WiFi and have the Android TV Remote app on it (so it has to be on your phone). You can do this through the watch settings (it's the 4th one "Wi-Fi Settings").
Other than that, I didn't do anything. I just noticed it popped up as soon as I got home.
Use the Android TV Remote app instead. I've always found it better for typing. Plus you can copy/paste with it (maybe you can with the Shield Remote app too, idk). I've always had lag issues with the Shield app as well. Sometimes it takes a bit to register touches. With the Android TV Remote app I've never had that problem:
There is a remote app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote&hl=en_US
its dated, but it works.
if it's the remote feature you are looking for,
You could install the official Android TV remote from Google
I have IP Vanish with android pie as well. Just tried it again and your are right. It didn't work just like you explained. That's a shame.
This one works.
I think the Shield may have some kind of mouse emulation on the controller sticks. That could work as well. On the Shield tablet you held start for 10 seconds to activate it, might be similar on the Shield Console but I haven't tested it since I have a wireless mouse I can use in a pinch.
Also, there's the Google Android TV Remote app which you can install on another device like a phone or tablet, and you can use the touch screen to emulate mouse or touch with that.
Since you have an Android TV hopefully you have an Android phone and use the Android TV remote app.
Otherwise, URL shorteners, or an app like cetus play will help.
Or you email on your shield and copy from email into your player.
I am talking about this app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote&hl=en
This used to work before the upgrade to navigate within Kodi. Now its not working any more. Upnp and remote access is still enabled. Kore app is working without issue, but since i am on Android TV i generally like the Android Tv remote app and i dont have to switch between multiple apps
> How do I connect my phone (as a remote etc.) to my Mi Box?
> when I attempt to setup my device (Samsung Galaxy S8), using the Google app it doesn't recognize the box on my phone
I think these are two different things. The first question makes it sound like the answer would be the Android TV Remote Control app to control your Android TV device from your phone.
The second question sounds like you're having trouble finding your device in the Google Home app. This app is more for setting up Chromecast devices and configuring multi-room audio or Backdrop settings. I don't think that's what you're looking for.
I also don't know why the Mi Box even needed to bring your phone into the setup process. I don't have one myself but I know my NP and Shield TV didn't require me to have a smartphone for setup. You should be able to use the included remote and get through setup just fine.
Unfortunately not, my app supports all desktop operating systems, but for an Android TV box you will want to use something like this app:
You could always use the Android TV Remote Control App on your phone. It's designed to work with Android TV and Nexus Players:
Hmm... Not sure what to tell you. My backup solution when I can't find the remote (or it loses sync) has been to use this remote app from the Play store or to connect a wired gamepad, mouse, or keyboard directly to the Nexus through an OTG cable. The wired stuff seems to work right away without needing any configuration.
For #3, try using Google's Android TV Remote Control app on your Android phone or tablet.
That's a good question. I'm honestly not sure if Google TV is going to be offered on existing ATV devices. I hope so, because I love the interface and want to see it on my Shield.
As far as phone apps, there's an official remote app for Android TV, and it works, but it's pretty barebones. [link]
It is nice to have it in the Google Home app as it seems logical whenever we connect to an Android TV device to perform many things other than start/stop current cast or on/off the device.
But, I guess Google doesn't want to duplicate their existing project, the Android TV remote control app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote&hl=en&gl=US
Depends on what you need the text for and what you mean by "I don't have a hub" but... if it's a copy and paste into a text entry field then the easiest method would be to use the Android TV Remote app on your phone. [link]
My Logitech Harmony remote doesn't have a mic anyway, so I have never tried, but I'd imagine that would require the stock remote, you could use your phone with Android TV Remote Control app, which also allows for voice search:
Not sure this will work without being setup already but you can try the android TV remote app
You can install the Android TV Remote app.
There's the official Android TV one and the Sony Bravia one.
I don't have a CCwGTV yet, but I have seen others comment that the Android TV remote Control app works for keyboard input.
best of luck!
Most remotes use IR so can't work with the CCWGTV (unless somehow this can work via HDMI CEC and your TV, I don't know).
My Harmony Hub recently added support via Bluetooth. There is also official Android support via https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote&hl=en_US&gl=US
No, the Mi Box S remote uses Bluetooth.
You can however download the Android TV Remote app from the Google Play Store and control your Mi Box that way.
I'm going to place the link here for your perusal. (click the word "here" to be redirected)
>Stremio in general pushes for open source as much as possible, and most of our code has been open sourced already
I know and I'm really glad about it.
You guys are awesome!
>giving more power over our application to (and improving the development experience of) community addon developers
That's interesting. And considerably more important than a "single-platform" feature request that might be fixed by Google on future GBoard updates. Believe me when I say I understand you 😁
Btw I've found a work around that satisfied me: on my Android phone I installed Android TV remote control, that app is like a remote controller based on WiFi and supports voice recognition!
Anyway I'm really interested on learning TV app development (more interested on TV's user experience). I might develop an Android TV version of stremio (as a side project) as soon as I get time to it. If I build something interesting... I'll make it public.
You can use Android remote. I simply paste it from my phone.
in addition to the already mentioned nvidia shield remote app you can also use the google android tv remote app, which is a bit more basic, but also supports remote keyboard feature:
I think it breaks the Android TV Remote. The only way to get the remote to work now is disable wifi and force it to use bluetooth.
I see. So it's like a remote control. But why a single button? Do you consider adding more?
Also, is it possible to handle it as general replacement to "
Android TV Remote Control" app:
It's not direct Google Home integration, but I use the Android TV Remote app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote&hl=en_US) all the time to control the TV.
I also have a logitech harmony hub that allows me to issue voice commands to turn the TV on or off, but that's a separate investment.
I will say that overall, I've been disappointed in the Android TV integration to the rest of the Google Home ecosystem. It's not bad, it's just lacking given how much potential there is.
^ This. I have Mi Box S, and copy/pasted using the app many times without issue.
If you have a smartphone, even a low spec one, you should be able to download the Android TV remote or Nvidia Shield TV apps.
You can use the keyboard on a phone then.
I use this Android TV remote app alot also.
It's plenty snappy and is convenient for typing into search bars.
Note ..with app open phone vol is shield vol ..
Similarly to when casting.
Get the MiBox S and use the official google app for the remote if you want.
But I'm not sure why you would want to. The MiBox S remote is great.
It's only one stream "going through the air" but why not just use the Plex client on the Mi Box S? I use it have no problems at all.
You can always try this "virtual"Android TV remote if you don't like the physical one.
Have you tried the Android TV Remote Control app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote&hl=pt_BR
3rd party remote voice is hit or miss. Hold tight, they may release a new unit and remote soon if rumors prove true.
Meantime, this app voice search works on it.
This is the one I use, phone has to be on the same WiFi as the AndroidTv. There are others as well, search Androidtv remote on google play.
Make sure you have no typo when entering the playlist link. Use Android TV Remote app from Google on your phone to enter or copy/paste links.
Oh forgot to say the official AndroidTV remote app ([link]) also works. For some reason I thought "IR remote app" when I read your post but most phones don't have an IR port and some that do are not compatible with some apps.
This one also works I use it to copy/paste mainly save me from typing those long Ace Stream Content ID numbers.
Android TV Remote Control download from Google Play store [link]
There's always the
Android TV Remote Control app if you have an android phone. Though I don't think it works unless the device is already on.
I've used this one and it's pretty good - from Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote
The Android TV remote control app on the Google play store for your phone. Nothing has to be running on the shield, just connect the app to the shield after downloading.
You can try downloading the Android TV Remote app from the Play Store on her phone and then pair it with the TV (pairing works even if you're inside an app). That app is more reliable because phone's bluetooth is better than that of physical remote's.
Once it's paired, use it to jump to homescreen and disable Sling starting at boot from settings.
If your only complaint is having to type in letters manually then just use the Android TV remote app on your phone.
Just sharing how I do it:
Install Android TV remote on my phone: [link]
Then if I need to paste something, I just use my phone instead of the remote. It's a lot easier to use a phone keyboard as well.
For example if I have an email with the portal URL, then open the email on the phone, copy it, switch to remote, and paste.
How to type,
Use Android tv remote control app([link]) , turn on Bluetooth on your phone, then open Android tv remote app, it shows you the TV to connect, click and pair to it then u can control the TV remote with Android tv remote app via Bluetooth..
This sounds kinda nitpicky. But hey, there's a few suggestions for alternative Android TV remote apps when you look at the official one in the Play Store. I would just install one of those and give it a whirl.
If you have Sony TV with Android also download this one: [link]
I've got the same "problem" with my universal One for All Remote. After some research, I found out that the easiest solution for me was to download the official Android TV Remote App.
I don't need voice search or a mouse often, so it works for me just fine.
Look into [link]
Probably not exactly what you are needing but It would function alright for you. As for gaming.... Probably not.
Si, viene con el control remoto, la fuente con patas planas (100 a 240v) y 2 pilas AAA. No trae cable HDMI (re flojos estuvieron en eso). Además del control remoto, podés instalar esta aplicación para manejarlo desde un teléfono o tablet con android.
Emuladores, los mas importantes, tanto gratis como pagos tienen soporte de android tv. Para cargar las ROMs, las podes poner en una SD / pendrive / rígido usb (pero va a depender del emulador que las vea o no, algunos necesitan que estén en memoria interna), o si adoptas una memoria / disco, las podes transferir de la red usando ES File Explorer o Kodi.
Cuando enchufás una memoria, te pregunta si la querés usar como externa o si la querés adoptar. Si la adoptas, la formatea y te permite mover apps y data a esa memoria, si la usás como externa, va a depender de cada aplicación que la vea o no.
This one: [link]
It's very buggy though, so it might not work well.
And you might need this Kodi addon for m3u8.
For remote control, you could get the Arc Welder Chrome App in your Chrome browser, then install this with Arc Welder: [link]
Arc Welder is a Chrome app that lets you install and run (test) Android apps in Chrome.
If you have an Android phone (and possibly iOS, I'm not sure), there's an Android TV remote app if you want go that route. Not quite the same as a physical remote but it is free, so worth a try, at least.
There's also Yatse and Kore for Kodi specific remote apps.
I talked with ASUS support on Live chat. they do not have nor plan a SKU for just the candybar remote. To setup an RMA of the remote you must send in all parts [NexusPlayer, NexusRemote, Power Adapter] to have the Nexus Remote serviced. so we would be with out our player for weeks while the repair the remote. which I'm not willing to do.
I've Opted to just use the Android TV Remote Control app. I've come to the conclusion i like it more than the candy bar because it's one less thing in my house I have on my coffee stand. My broken remote is now sitting in the trash (batteries removed)
Yes... Google has an Android TV app that you can use as a remote. Including keyboard input and remote voice commands, on top of the normal up-down-left-right-pause-home-back-select, etc. It can also be used as a trackpad if you need it, I believe.
There's an app called Android TV, works for both Android and IOS
Android tv remote for phone, don't know about pc
This one works great and doesnt need pairing every time you turn it on.
Pure and simply
Did you get the app
I was in your shoes recently and discovered that Android TV Remote Control works much better, and supports copy/paste
They already have an app for that. Otherwise there are a lot of third party physical options.
Just use your phone https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote
There's an app for that.
From what I can gather, you should be able to control Android TV (what this basically is) via an official app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/android-tv/id1078761166. There's also an Android corollary for anyone looking: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tv.remote&hl=en_US
It won't pair automatically but you can use the android tv remote app on your phone to navigate to Bluetooth settings. [link]
Do you have an android phone? Download the Android controller app and you're good to go.
This works reasonably well. In some apps you'll get a keyboard pop up to type in things on your phone.
There's always [link]
No, but Google has a remote app that can do what you want: [link]
Not sure if this app exists for iOS.
Android TV app Available on Google Play Store.
Have you tried the official Android TV Remote Control app? [link]
Did you try using the android tv remote app from a phone to factory reset it?
I know you ask for one, but here's my default. Note: I'm on android, so not all of these may be available on iPhone. Also, outside of standard things I cook a lot, use public transport and am based in the Netherlands. These things color my selection:
List made using List My Apps
I don't think so, this is basically for the Android TV Remote Control app.
i would use this [link]
With your phone.
This works best. But I see it's fixed already.
If you have an android phone you can use the android tv remote app.
Can you not use the keyboard on the android TV remote on your phone?
A lot of the universal controllers have mics on them but none of them work with the voice search. Most of them won't bother stating that on their page, so if you think you have found one that may work, get the seller to confirm before you bother buying it.
A workaround might be to buy something like this USB microphone or this one to replace the mic on your control, and then use a universal for all the other functions. The potential problems with this are that:
a) Certain usb mics might not work (or androidtv might break this functionality in future updates). I currently use a C310 webcam, until I can find another cheap usb mic locally. It works well. As a side note, I did actually have my hopes up that I could use the webcam for Skype on my TV, but Skype won't work on androidTV. Also be aware that you need to sit 2m from the mic - some people with big TVs in big houses complain that the accuracy drops too much when they're 3m or more away.
b) You may have to use your universal remote to navigate to and enable the voice search icon, rather than activating it directly with a button on your universal remote: I don't think they can 'learn' the microphone key action from your original remote.
Also remember you can use your phone or tablet as a remote/mic with the Android TV App. It's too much of a hassle for most people to grab their phone every time they want to search, but I just thought I'd mention it.
The offical android tv remote app should work [link] if you have an actual android tv and not an android box
The official app?
The remote control app does that.
I've got the Android TV remote app for Android and it doesn't seem to voice search from that either, which I could be doing something wrong, but is really frustrating. [link]
edit: hold on a sec. I just found Sony's own app and plugin. this app gives a few more features, and also adds voice search [link] with this plugin [link]
It's a bit overkill, it wants to be a complete media guide, which is useless to use along with my tivo, but at least I can voice search now!
Bluetooth keyboards, or any RF wireless keyboard/mediapad with the receiver connected via USB. I have a Lenovo N5902 that I use on Android devices this way if I ever need a hard keyboard.
Also worth noting, there is a Remote Control app that lets you use your phone as a virtual remote, trackpad, or gamepad with Android TV; There's also a button to pull up a keyboard for text entry.
Android Remote Control with voice.
Maybe even use a dedicated spare phone?
Try the official Android TV remote control app. It works for my shield.
As of manual rewind, though it's not up to casting experience - google has software RC - [link]
Android TV Remote Control app does the job well via any phone otherwise I don't see a way to use voice remote in CC.
I just discovered that Google has an official Android TV remote app that works pretty well for me: [link]
You can use this app.
The TV remote app has a mouse input mode.
I read you can use the Android TV Remote app on your phone.
I'm only aware of the Android TV Remote app which is generic and works for all Android TV devices.
The app in question
There's an app for your phone to become a remote control.
Because it's Android tv this app works
Are you talking about Google TV? If so:
Yea, it did. Really simple. Open the app, pick the device and it's connected
I was using this earlier
Have you checked the official Google TV remote here?
There is, it is just outdated and sometimes isn't very responsive. But maybe if you are slow with it, it will work.
Use the Android TV Remote, works great, has d-pad, back button, home button, voice search button.
Also has useful text input, e.g. helpful during initial setup to input all your logins to apps - Hulu, HBO Max, Netflix etc.
I lost my remote too and worried I had done the same as you, but it turned up.
Official One: [link]
(Not sure what difference being a service is, but this is official as well: [link])
And you can turn on "Apps only mode" somewhere in settings which will turn off the recommendations altogether. I haven't seen anyone mention any way to keep it just to services you choose.
This one? It's been pretty useless for me, it has so few buttons.
There is always this...
For just controlling it from smartphone, [link]
For home automation, it certainly works to turn it on from HomeAssistant.
There is an android TV remote in the playstore aswell that works very well.
This might work I have not tried it yet.
Install the Android TV remote on your phone. The check play Store on your watch under "on your phone". [link]
If its official AndroidTV, you can download a remote app to any Android phone
Maybe use them as remotes?
- Android TV remote to control Android smart tvs.
- kdeconnect to control linux/windows computers.
- Kore if you use Kodi.
...plus many, many more!
Try the android tv remote app
This will copy/paste on your phone ..
Not to mention the other benefits.
You'll see.. 👍🏻
I use it in Norway.. [link]
Download android TV app from google play that works fine you can use copy and paste.
You can download remote apps from the Play Store to use on your phone. It's a good idea to have one of these even when you have the remote, for whenever you have to type something.
This one is from Google:
This one is from Nvidia:
this isn't sufficient?
bravia's have they own api server running on the tv, after auth, you can send rest commands to control the tv. You can do pretty much everything that the remote can, including direct app start.
I've used a .Net library in the past: [link]
Try using this app on your phone as a remote [link]
Not sure, but in the meantime you can use the app.
Android TV Remote from Google has a touchpad function.
If you don't like that, check out unified remote. It might be able to do what you're asking, not entirely sure. https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Unified+Intents
Android TV remote control
I've been using this
Re-posting reply because it got removed due to lack of NP linking.
Which version are you on?
Just last week Mi Box -16-AB (the version I have) got a new update, build 2303. It was a disaster. It fucked up my box with constant Wi-Fi drops. Had to do a version downgrade using this nifty post.
build 2179 was beta build after Oreo update first came to Mi Box a few months back after being on Marshmallow for years. This has been stable for now. Earlier i was on stable Orea and it was fine for me but it had issues for others apparently. (a factory reset after updates seems to be a must thing as well, as the guides mention).
I came from a Chromecast so for me Mi Box has totally taken over in my usage.
Mostly i use it for Plex, Youtube, Hotstar (for sports, Football and F1) and occasionally casting something from either my desktop or phone.
I have a medium scale Plex library (400+ movies, 100+ shows, lots of music and so on) running on my desktop so i mostly use it for that. Earlier i had to use phone plex app to cast and that meant my desktop which had/has the Plex Media Server was over stressed since Chromecast can't do native playback of HEVC files. Mi Box has helped me tremendously in that. Server is silent and cool.
This is my basic setup and for me i am totally satisfied. I don't game, though i have one game Orbia installed for test purposes, its neat. Nvidia Shield is better for gaming though it is massively expensive.
There are some bugs with AAC 5.1 audio in Plex for me, lack of audio on files which have it unless i turn off surround sound (or use PCM option) from Mi Box sound settings.
I think for some this works if the device they have supports it, my TV is not 5.1 compliant so i don't even notice anything.
Other audio setting Dynamic Range Control i have set to Line (seems to reduce the dialogue a bit low but i don't notice it much, RF is supposed to increase volume more for some but its personal preference).
For bluetooth speaks i won't be able to speak since i don't have that setup. But i think you may find something online regarding this.
I don't use Amazon Prime but it does work on Mi Box. You might have to search for the appropriate apk. I'll link a few threads i found you can check them and see if they work.
/r/AndroidTV/ sub has decent community support as much can be expected, this is a niche device. Google doesn't promote Android TV as much as it should. Even Chromecast and Firestick are niche in a way.
I don't use Kodi (since i am already a Plex Pass user so invested in that platform) but I have stumbled upon plenty of users and even dedicated forums which talk about setting up Kodi on MiBox or AndroidTV in general.
Regarding voice search. In my use case i only occasionally use it. It does work for quite a lot of things that google assistant does. Though most of the times it just searches Youtube for me, probably because i just use it for that and have not installed a lot of other apps that it can make use of.
Regarding typing, i recommend using Android TV Remove app from mobile, after linking it with the box you can use phone keyboard to type/edit in text fields, much faster.
The android remote app is a far better back up. Once connected it works perfectly all the time.
The Android TV remote app works great for my Shield TV.
A remote for another device connected via HDMI-CEC or the Android TV Remote Control app on your phone
I have better luck not using the remote that came with it since there is a bug with the latest update. Comments about it here.
Using the Android TV Remote makes the freezes ago away
Try installing Android TV Remote on your phone to verify.
Not yet, but you can use the remote app to do that currently.
Bluetooth would be neat for audio, but you should use Google Cast. It'll probably sound better too. Even if an app doesn't support it, you can just cast your entire Pixel to the TV.
If you're looking for a remote control app, here's the official one.
If you've got an Android phone, you can just download Google's remote app. [link]
This is the app you're looking for: [link]
Use the Android TV Remote app on Google Play. [link] and then use the play/pause on the home screen.
There's always the app though I guess the reviews aren't particularly great for that either
Indeed you can. The Android TV Remote app will work well with any Android TV device, including the Shield.
How's about a free option?
Just tried, my cell phone works with my shield.
This one is free... [link]
Since it runs Android TV you can install the app of the same name on and use that as a remote. [link]
The official remote app has a Wear app embedded. [link]
Which remote app to be specific?
Edit: that only shows m3u files, does m3u8 work the same way?
Edit 2: this remote app? [link]
Try this app on your phone
That should let you navigate again
Try opening Settings and removing the remote from paired devices, then physically remove the batteries by pressing a pen nib into the bottom of the remote, then re-pair the remote in settings.
Is that doesn't work, then you might need a pair of new CR2302 batteries, which any good store will sell.
If the remote is faulty and needs replacing you can use the remote app for Android in the meantime: [link]