The best remote control apps for android TV-box in 2014

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LDenis

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Hi everyone. I hope one of you can help me out here.Can you advice me the best remote control apps and launchers for my Minix neo-x7? I'm looking for the apps which can give me an opportunity of controlling my TV-box just through my phone. I've found one launcher for minix, but it was built for tablets and in some apps on my phone there appear problems with the display resolution.
Any ideas?
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LDenis

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Have you tried the MINIX Android Remote App (RK) <www*minix*com*hk/Apps.htm> ?

Thank you for your attention. i tried RK app , but it is too old app (at about 4 years) and it works unstable on my phone. i've also googled and found Logitech Harmony app but there is one problem - it works only with google tv. Don't you know another remote control apps which will be interesting and useful for me?:confused:

Thanks a lot for your help.
 
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spaceR87

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First of all, your minix neo x7 need to be rooted.

You can use DroidMote as mouse pad, keyboard, mic, remote for music/video and game controler. It's connected by Wifi.

These options work perfect but the game controler not so much.

If you want to see DroidMote working, Just search for DroidMote on YouTube.

Have Fun!

Rick

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---------- Post added at 02:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:09 PM ----------

The game controler will work but not so smooth as a real game controler. :thumbup:

Sent from my SM-G900F
 

LDenis

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First of all, your minix neo x7 need to be rooted.

You can use DroidMote as mouse pad, keyboard, mic, remote for music/video and game controler. It's connected by Wifi.

These options work perfect but the game controler not so much.

If you want to see DroidMote working, Just search for DroidMote on YouTube.

Have Fun!

Rick

Sent from my SM-G900F

---------- Post added at 02:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:09 PM ----------

The game controler will work but not so smooth as a real game controler. :thumbup:

Sent from my SM-G900F

Thank you for your advice - but i have problem with DroidMote. When i try to install it the programm asks abot access to the root files. so smartphone block it all times((( i realy do not know how to root my fone and will it be justified action.
 

spaceR87

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You need to install the DroidMote Client on your phone and the DroidMote Server on your Minix neo x8.

In my opinion only the server (Minix) need root access. If you check at the play store, at the bottom of the page, you can see the rights that the app needed. Only the server asks for 'full access of memory and phone options' and the client not.

If your Minix neo X8 is not rooted, just check on YouTube 'how to root Minix neo x8' But follow the instructions carefull.

another option is: search at dx.com for a cheap android keyboard with mousepad.

Send from my SM-G900F
 

buhohitr

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If you don't do too many crazy stuffs like gaming, 3d map zooming navigation etc.. just basic operations control nagivation then RK app version 2.02 is all you need. it works well on all my galaxy phones (s3,s4,note2,nexus) and tablet (note 10.1 2014).
 

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typk

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If you don't do too many crazy stuffs like gaming, 3d map zooming navigation etc.. just basic operations control nagivation then RK app version 2.02 is all you need. it works well on all my galaxy phones (s3,s4,note2,nexus) and tablet (note 10.1 2014).

There is a version 2.03 which i use on my Nexus 5 without any issues, the app isn't particularly polished but it gets the job done. I can post the link to the newer version if you want?
 

neoman4426

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Not sure if it's the best, but I rather like Able Remote. Have to temporarily spoof the box to appear to be a Google TV to the Play Store (or obtain the app that goes on the box elsewhere and sideload) to install Able Remote for Google TV on the box and install the regular Able Remote on the phone. There are some sections in the remote that will be useless unless you're on an actual Google TV, channels for instance, but the keyboard and mouse modes work well, and there's even a launcher on the remote where you can choose what app on the box to launch. Could pin your most used ones on one of the pages of the remote.
 

compyy

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Hello,

Can you share the Able Remote for Google TV apk, i can't find it on the internet.

Not sure if it's the best, but I rather like Able Remote. Have to temporarily spoof the box to appear to be a Google TV to the Play Store (or obtain the app that goes on the box elsewhere and sideload) to install Able Remote for Google TV on the box and install the regular Able Remote on the phone. There are some sections in the remote that will be useless unless you're on an actual Google TV, channels for instance, but the keyboard and mouse modes work well, and there's even a launcher on the remote where you can choose what app on the box to launch. Could pin your most used ones on one of the pages of the remote.
 

kraceyC

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I would suggets you buy a key board with touch pad, I have been struggling with my Tronfy xbmc media player a lot before i bought a keyboard.
 
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Bandusix

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You should go here to find this app that can use mouse in the Fire TV and other android box, and also can sideload the app from its app center, I use it for my MXQ box, nice!
http://www.cetusplay.com/

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    You should go here to find this app that can use mouse in the Fire TV and other android box, and also can sideload the app from its app center, I use it for my MXQ box, nice!
    http://www.cetusplay.com/

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    I would suggets you buy a key board with touch pad, I have been struggling with my Tronfy xbmc media player a lot before i bought a keyboard.