Netflix Fixed

Netflix has resolved the issue with their API and the authorization process now works correctly as before.

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Netflix

Some users have reported issues with using the Netflix queue feature in Able Remote. Our investigation has determined that certain Netflix API calls are failing. We are waiting for a response from Netflix.

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Able Remote 2.3.6 Released with Google Voice Search

Able Remote 2.3.6 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store.

The ultimate Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A featured app in the Google TV Store.

Able Remote 2.3.6 includes:

  • Voice search support for Google TV 3.0.

There is new setting in the Able Remote mobile app to use the Google TV Voice search feature instead of the Able Remote voice feature.

Advantages of Able Remote over the Google TV Remote app:

  • Heads-up navigation with gestures.
  • All the buttons can be customized.
  • Forward notifications and caller ID to your TV.
  • Share photos and videos from your phone to your TV.
  • Create shortcuts to your favorite apps, channels and web sites.
  • Change the button color and styling.
  • Netflix Instant Queue.
  • Create macros to control your devices.
  • Single button power on/off all devices.
  • Share button layout.
  • Weather overlay.
  • Android widget to remotely control Google’s Play Music app.

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Able Remote 2.3.5 Released with Channels Fix

Able Remote 2.3.5 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store.

The ultimate Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A featured app in the Google TV Store.

Able Remote 2.3.5 includes:

  • Fix for new channels API.
  • Various bug fixes.

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Able Remote and the New Voice Search Feature

Many Able Remote users have asked us if we will be adding support for the new Voice Search feature added in the Google TV v3 update.

Google has not provided an API for the voice search feature, so technically we will not be able to support the new feature.

Able Remote has its own voice feature that allows you to change channels, launch apps, search, run macros and play music.

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Able Remote 2.3.4 Released with Netflix Fix

Able Remote 2.3.4 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store.

The ultimate Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A featured app in the Google TV Store.

Able Remote 2.3.4 includes:

  • Fix for Netflix pairing.
  • Various bug fixes.

We are still waiting for Google to provide the new channels API for the Google TV V3 update. Until then support for channels in Able Remote for the V3 update will not work correctly.

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Able Remote Channels Broken in Latest Google TV Update

Due to an unexpected change in the Google TV API, Able Remote‘s support for channels is broken in the latest Google TV V3 update. We will release a fix once we have the new API specs from Google.

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Able Remote for Google TV Reaches 100,000 Total User Installs

Able Remote, the ultimate Google TV remote, reached a significant milestone today. The Able Remote mobile app reached 100,000 total user installs in the Google Play Store. We are now one of a small number of 3rd party apps designed for Google TV to reach this milestone.

We would like to thank all our users for helping us achieve this goal. We would also like to thank the Google TV developer advocates team who helped to get our apps promoted in the Play Store.

We thought we would share the latest statistics about our apps. Able Remote has an app that runs on a mobile device and an app that runs on a Google TV device. The mobile app is installed on 608 different Android devices. The top mobile device is the Asus Nexus 7 (6.65%).

There has been a significant increase in the downloads of the apps during the second half of the year compared to the first half. Total user installs for the mobile app during 2012:

  • Jan 1: 5,400
  • Jun 1: 36,300
  • Dec 23: 100,000

Android device versions for the mobile app:

  • Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4: 35.90 %
  • Android 2.3.3 – 2.3.7: 25.81 %
  • Android 4.1: 21.70 %
  • Android 4.2: 10.17 %
  • Android 2.2: 4.16 %
  • Android 3.2: 1.61 %
  • Android 3.1: 0.44 %
  • Android 4.0 – 4.0.2: 0.08 %
  • Android 2.1: 0.06 %

Countries for the mobile app:

  • United States: 81.49 %
  • Canada: 3.09 %
  • United Kingdom: 2.23 %
  • Australia: 1.09 %
  • Germany: 0.96 %
  • Netherlands: 0.94 %
  • India: 0.77 %
  • Mexico: 0.75 %
  • Brazil: 0.53 %

Devices for the Google TV app:

  • Logitech Revue: 39.71 %
  • Sony Internet TV NSX-GT1: 22.43 %
  • Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player NSZ-GT1: 19.67 %
  • Sony Internet Player with Google TV NSZ-GS7: 10.55 %
  • Vizio CoStar: 4.97 %
  • LG Google TV: 2.52 %
  • Marvell Armada 1500: 0.04 %
  • Netgear NeoTV Prime GTV100: 0.02 %

Android device versions for the Google TV app:

  • Android 3.2: 96.23 %
  • Android 3.1: 3.76 %
  • Android 4.0.3 – 4.0.4: 0.00%
  • Logitech Revue: 39.71 %

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Able Remote 2.3.3 Released with Favorite Apps

Able Remote 2.3.3 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store.

The ultimate Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A featured app in the Google TV Store!

Able Remote 2.3.3 includes:

  • Favorite apps.
  • New buttons for device power and inputs.
  • Support for channel searches.
  • Setting for weather temperature scale.
  • Setting for number of button panels.
  • Various bug fixes.

You can now put shortcuts to all your favorite apps in the new favorites tab. You can also reduce the number of button panels for the device buttons at the top of the screen.

Users have asked for more device buttons to control their TV’s, STB’s and AVR’s; you can now control the power and set the inputs with individual device buttons.

Our international users have asked for a way to change the weather temperature scale between fahrenheit and celsius. By default the USA displays the temperatures in fahrenheit and the rest of the world in celsius.

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Able Remote 2.3.2 Released in the Google Play Store

Able Remote 2.3.2 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store.

The ultimate Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A featured app in the Google TV Store!

This is a bug fix release.

Able Remote 2.3.2 includes:

  • Fix for not showing buttons touch feedback.
  • Fix for international channel listings.
  • Fix for weather.

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