Google TV development has been slow going lately, but there is one application that has made it feel worthwhile sticking with this entertainment experiment. Able Remote ventures into the remote app space with some convincing power features to compliment a full suite of well working basic functions.
The strengths are in the pro and power features. It took some time, but I was able to create a couple macros that enabled me to launch into my FiOS on demand and other more complicated commands. I was able to set up some web bookmarks for those sites that have streaming, like Rootz Live. I have widget capability allowing me to place a clock, the weather, or an RSS widget on my GTV screen.
For those who have not given up yet on Google TV, Able Remote is the current hands down better alternative to any remote for Google TV outside of its own native remote. This app is well worth it's in app purchase for extra features and is poised to become the premier Google TV remote. Now here’s to hoping that Google continues to support and push that Google TV ecosystem into more homes.
About The AuthorMike Lewis
Mike was instantly drawn to Android with the release of the G1 and HTC Magic which became his first phone. Drawn by the allure of open source and community, he quickly learned about rooting his device and applications to improve its performance Since then he has only owned Nexus devices for their ease of root level access and the ability to run the latest versions of Android via ROM or stock. He has owned a Nexus One, a Nexus S 4G, a Nook Color, and a Nexus 7.
He started writing for Android in 2011 at Android Activist and started writing for Rootzwiki News in April 2012. He was married in October, 2012 and lives in Richmond, Virginia.