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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Able Remote Brings Voice Control, Remote Personalization, And More To Google TV

Today’s guest post to the Google TV blog comes from Leon Nicholls, creator of the Able Remote app that turns your Android device into a customized remote.

Boss your TV around.  Now you can use voice commands like "channel CNN" or “app Pandora.” Or launch channels and apps with the touch of a button.  Yes, it’s that easy.  Your new favorite remote may already be in your pocket.

Able Remote turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a remote control for your Google TV. Just as you can customize your phone with apps, Able Remote lets you create your own remote button layout and in your favorite color too. Now you can use easy voice commands or intuitive swiping gestures to control your TV.  You can also create one-touch buttons to quickly launch Google TV apps, bring up favorite web sites or switch to your TV channels.

Mobile photos and videos on the big screen
It's so convenient to take photos with your smartphone, but what if you want to show your friends and family when they come to visit? Just beam it to your TV so everybody can see. Took a video with your phone that you want to look at on a bigger screen? Just beam that to your TV too.

Caller ID on TV
When you’re watching a really good movie on TV, you don't want to be interrupted. But you might still be curious when somebody sends you a text message or calls you. Now you can keep watching while the text message and Caller ID is displayed as a notification on your TV.

If you’re looking to have even more fun with your Google TV, create your own Able Remote. You can find Able Remote featured in the Android Market on your Google TV. Once you have installed the app on your Google TV, use a QR reader app like Google Goggles to scan the QR code displayed on your TV screen. When the QR code is scanned, click on the link for the code to install the app on your Android device.

Posted by Leon Nicholls, Able Remote Creator

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