How Can I Use the Android TV Remote Control App With SHIELD Android TV?

Answer ID 3687
Published 06/02/2015 04:41 PM
Updated 09/15/2016 10:43 AM

You need an Android phone or tablet running Android 4.3 or higher to use the Android TV Remote Control app.

You can control your TV through your phone or tablet with the Android TV Remote Control app.

 

SET UP THE REMOTE CONTROL APP

  1. Download and install the Android TV Remote Control app on your phone or tablet.  You can also search for "Android TV Remote Control" on Google Play.

  2. Make sure your phone or tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Android TV.

  3. Open the Android TV Remote Control app  on your phone or tablet.

  4. In the app, you'll see your Android TV listed.  Touch the name.

  5. On your TV screen, you'll see a PIN.  Enter this PIN on your phone or tablet.

  6. Then touch Pair.

 

USE THE REMOTE CONTROL APP

You can use the Android TV Remote Control app to navigate your TV screen.

Search

You can also use your remote to search with your voice, by touching the Voice search button .

Keyboard

If you need to type on your Android TV, touch the keyboard  at the top of the app to bing up a keyboard.  The keyboard may not be supported on all apps.

Remote Layout

You can choose from two layout for your remote:

  1. Standard remote layout (D-pad)

    • Touch arrows to move up, down, right, and left on your TV.

    • Touch the center circle to select.

  2. Trackpad remote

    • Swipe your mobile device's screen up, down, left or right to navigate on your TV.

    • Touch anywhere on the screen to select.

USING YOUR TV REMOTE

If your TV supports HDMI-CEC, you can also use your TV remote to navigate the SHIELD UI and control video playboack.

NoteNOTE HDMI-CEC must be enabled in your TV's settings.  Search for your TV manufacturer's name and "HDMI-CEC" to find out what they call it and how to enable it.

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