Google TV lets you use your phone as a remote control. Today, Google released the Android version of the Google TV Remote app for iPhones, iPads, and iPods running iOS 3 or higher.
"Turn your 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."
Here's the summary of the App:
- Your phone improves standard TV remote activities like changing channels or accessing your DVR. I love using it at night, because the back light means I can see all the buttons in the dark and the buttons are easy to find.
- You can also interact with your TV in ways you never have before. For instance, try using the voice search to find your favorite shows and movies just by speaking into your phone. There should be less fighting over the remote, too, since multiple phones can work as remotes at the same time--you just need to agree on what to watch!
Why would you want to use your phone as a remote control? Watch this quick video tutorial:
You can download the app for free from the link under this post, or scan the QR code below: