Google TV Remote
By Google, Inc.
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Turn your Apple iOS device into a fully functional Google TV remote! Use the mouse pad, arrow keys, and the full range of buttons. Allows you to turn the TV and AVR on/off so you can use this as the primary remote. Even search using your voice!
Works with all Google TV devices. To get started, connect your iOS device to the same network as your Google TV.
Desperate need of an update!
I use this app for my TV when my kids hide the remote and it has disappeared into this abyss that resides somewhere in our home. When I had an older iOS and used this app on my iPhone 4, it worked well. Perhaps a rare few times it couldn't connect to my TV, but I would close and reopen the app and eventually it would. I downloaded the app when I upgraded to iPhone 6 (currently using iOS 8.2). Now almost every time I open the app, it can't connect right away like before. I'll end up having to pair both devices again each time I use the app if it's been a while since its last use. And if it does sync for a moment and I happen to close the app, it won't reconnect if I need the app again shortly after. It becomes useless for several hours before I have to repeat the process of pairing them again. It was a great app when it was reliable; I keep waiting for an update but it looks like that's just never gonna happen. I'll keep hoping, but it's quite a disappointment. Why keep the app in the App Store if Google won't keep with updates and patches?
Remote and Sony 46 GSX
Just purchased a 46" Sony google tv. Immediately went to the app store and found this remote. Amazingly within seconds my iPhone can control my entire tv and content flawlessly. Almost Better than using the cool Sony remote. Thanks for the IPhone love google and cannot wait for more google tv functionality.
If you have a tv or set top box , google really made a must have app. Now if they could figure out how to find a missing Sony controller that would even be one step cooler!!! Controller locator :)
Keep it in perspective...
For what it is, the app is ok. Let's keep in mind this app was created 2 years ago and 90% of the reviewers are trying to use it on a phone, operating system, and TV that hardly existed when this app was new.
My TV I bought almost 2 years ago and the actual remote recently went bad. Sony said it would cost $100+ for a new remote....no!! This app was built for those models and for what it is, this app is a life saver. Would love to see an update from Sony, but whereas this is version 1.0, its clear this app has never been updated and likely never will be.
- Category: Utilities
- Released: Mar 16, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 5.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.