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Discussion in 'Google TV Help' started by Ron.Shosti, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Ron.Shosti

    Ron.Shosti New Member

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    Maybe I'm missing an obvious setting somewhere, but it seems you can't stream from an android phone to a Google TV.
    If you bring up the default android video player it should find find a dlna capable TV... which I assumed it was.

    has anyone gotten this to work or have any pointers?

    Thanks in advance!
    Ron
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried an app such as "Able Remote" or "GTV Box"?

    "aVia" is another app that is supposed to work for this purpose.

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    I just looked on the Google Play store - and all three of these apps have high ratings. Able Remote is the highest rated at 4.5 stars (out of a possible 5 stars).

    Avia is rated 4.2 stars

    GTV Box is rated 4.1 stars

    Abe Remote and aVia are free apps. GTV Box costs $2.99

    http://ableremote.com/
     
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    I use Twonky Video.
     
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    Interesting... I tried Twonky out... it looked promising as well, but no luck. It looks very similar to the iMediaShare Lite that I tried earlier.
    There just aren't any apps that want to share to a Google TV that I can find.

    From your response and the one from Catfish Rivers it sounds like people beam movies from their phones to Google TV all the time and it should work.

    Thanks for the Twonky pointer... it was worth a try.


     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Ron I don't believe that these apps/services allow you to stream movies protected by DRM (iTunes movies) from smartphone to Google TV.

    Also make sure that the videos you are trying to stream are in a format supported by GTV and your GTV device. Here's a video of how this works with the Able Remote:


     
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    OMG! How did I fail to grasp all that Able Remote entails. Just what I have been looking for!



     
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    I just found Able through Google Play on my PC and downloaded it to my S3... I'd have to agree with you, it is pretty sweet. It allows me to stream to my google TV plus loads of other features.

    Thanks for the pointers!


     

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