Lifehacker Reviews Able Remote

“Able Remote Is a Supercharged Google TV Controller. If you’re looking for a better remote, this is the one you’ll want to download.” Lifehacker.

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Able Remote is a Favorite App on OMG!Droid

Able Remote is a must-have app on OMG!Droid.

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Able Remote 2.2.4 Released in the Google Play Store

Able Remote 2.2.4 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 2.2.4 includes:

  • Share and switch button layout.
  • Backup and restore all settings.
  • Prefer HD setting.
  • Fix for channel listings.

Now you can share your button layout with family and friends. Once you have configured your button layout, use ‘Menu/Share Button Layout’ to share the layout. You can share the layout by email or use Google Drive or Dropbox. If somebody shares the layout with you, open the layout file on your mobile device to import the button layout. After the layout has been imported, use ‘Menu/Switch Button Layout’ in Able Remote to select the imported layout.

Able Remote now allows you to backup all your settings and button layout to an SD card using ‘Menu/Backup’. If you need to do a factory reset on your phone or move to a new phone, you can now restore all the settings from the SD card using ‘Menu/Restore’.

There is a new setting that allows you to prefer HD channels. When you select a TV channel from the channel listing, Able Remote will automatically attempt to find the HD version of that channel.

This release also includes a workaround for a channel listing issue which prevented some users from getting the list of channels. Dish customers will not get channel listings due to a Google TV limitation.



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Able Remote Featured in the Google Play Store

Able Remote is featured on the first page of the Google Play Store for Google TV.

The ultimate Google TV remote.

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Able Remote 2.2.3 Released in the Google Play Store

Able Remote 2.2.3 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 2.2.3 includes:

  • Bug fix for some of the edit buttons.
  • Forward notifications when Able Remote isn’t the foreground app.
  • Switch button to quickly switch between Google TV’s.

This release includes a fix for a bug that was introduced in 2.2.2 which affects some of the buttons in the Edit Feature.

From this release you can forward notifications to Google TV even when Able Remote isn’t the foreground app. Enable this using ‘Menu/Settings/Always Forward Notifications’. You can also specify which Google TV devices should receive the notifications.

This release also has a new button that allows you to quickly switch between Google TV devices that have previously been found on your network.




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Able Remote 2.2.2 Released in the Google Play Store

Able Remote 2.2.2 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!

Able Remote 2.2.2 includes:

  • Favorite channels
  • Double-click volume adjustment
  • Buttons for selecting touch panels
  • Replaced widgets feature with weather button
  • Improved network support for Google Play Music widget

Users have requested the ability to configure a list of favorite channels and be able to jump between those quickly. In this release we have added a new button at the bottom of the screen which allows users to configure up to 21 favorite TV channels. Clicking on an empty space will allow you to configure your favorite channel. Clicking on a configured channel will make your TV change to that channel.

When you jump from live TV to Google Play Music or YouTube, there is usually a big jump in the volume which forces you to quickly adjust the volume level. In this release we have added a feature which can be enabled in Menu/Settings to quickly adjust the volume. Simply double-click on the physical volume buttons and the volume will quickly adjust by the configured amount.

Users have requested a faster way to jump between the various touch panels. In this release we have added buttons for each touch panel which allows you to jump to any of the touch panel directly.

Based on analytics, users are mostly using the weather and clock widgets. We have decided to remove our proprietary widget feature and replace it with a weather button that will display the weather and clock as an overlay.




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Able Remote 2.2.1 Released in the Google Play Store

Able Remote 2.2.1 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 2.2.1 includes:

  • Voice commands for playing Google Music
  • Android widget to control Google TV Play Music
  • Dash character for number pad for local channels

A new voice command has been added to launch Google’s Play Music app on Google TV. To launch the app and start playing music, click on the voice command button and say “play”. To start playing a particular track say “play” and the track name, for example “play firework”. The track name is matched by the Google Play Music app and can be strict and might not always match your track. Also, if a track is matched it will play automatically, but if a playlist or album is matched it will only be selected due to technical limitations with the API.

There is also a new Android widget for your mobile device to remotely control the Google Play Music app on your Google TV. On your mobile device, press ‘Menu/Add/Widgets’. Select ‘Able Remote Play Music’ from the list of widgets. You will be prompted to select which Google TV to control. The widget has a button to play or pause the music and another button to select the next track. The current track and artist is displayed on the widget. You can configure multiple widgets, each for a different Google TV.




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Able Remote Favorite Comment

“Love It! I’ve just started digging into this remote and I can tell it’s going to be my main remote for my Revue GTV. It’s well thought out, easy to use and has a ton of cool features. Thanks for the great work!” – Synchrony

Thanks Synchrony! We love to hear from users of Able Remote. Send your comments, suggestions or support questions to feedback@ableremote.com

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Able Remote 2.1.8 Released in the Google Play Store

Able Remote 2.1.8 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 2.1.8 includes:

  • Removed ads from free version
  • G+ trending feature
  • Improved weather widget alerts
  • Landscape support

There is a new Trending button which displays trending topics from Google+ posts. It is based on the Google+ API which is still in beta so this feature should be considered experimental. Since the API does not provide the list of trending terms, the Google search engine trending keywords are used for now.

Many users have asked for landscape support for their tablets. You can now enable that using Menu/Settings/Screen Orientation within Able Remote. We are reusing the current design. We hope to bring a different user interface in the future that will make better use of the bigger screen space.




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Fun Fact: Notifications

With Able Remote you can forward notifications from your Android mobile device to your Google TV. You can see when someone is calling you or sending you a text message.

By default only the contact information is shown for each notification, but if you want to see the whole message too, then you can enable the accessibility option in the Able Remote Menu/Settings screen.

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