The Vizio Co-Star device does not have an internal or cabled IR blaster. Only the Co-Star physical remote has a IR blaster.
This means that IP-based remote apps such as Able Remote or Google TV’s official remote app cannot replace the physical remote. The remote apps won’t be able to control devices attached to the Vizio device. This includes controlling your TV, STB, DVR and AVR.
For Able Remote it means that most of the basic device features won’t work with the Co-Star. Also enhanced features such as favorite channels won’t work. You will be able to navigate Google TV and run apps.
Learn more about Able Remote.