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Remote to control Xoom media?
I'm looking for some kind of physical remote that can control the Xoom media player (at a minimum).
Ideal remote functions:
Be able to turn the screen on/off
Bring up media player
Launch voice search
Launch text search
Bluetooth, wifi... anything that works
- 03-03-2011, 04:04 PM #2
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Hey OP, here is a dumb question, why would you need a remote control to control the music player on a portable device? When you are using the Xoom, wouldn't it always be in your hands or within reach in order for you to just pick it up and make selections with the music player on the screen. Help me out here, thanks
PS: If you have a physical ailment which prevents you from picking up the device, then accept my apology and their wouldn't be a need to explain.
- 03-28-2011, 07:25 AM #3
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The OP likely would prefer to remotely control the tablet while sitting in a recliner, on a couch, etc since the tablet is probably connected to the HDMI port of the TV. If so, count me in on that! Sure, I could just easily grab the 1st party Moto XOOM keyboard accessory but it'd be even more cool (and likely more cost effective) to be able to use my Galaxy S phone as the remote controller for the XOOM instead. If anyone knows of such an app that they've either made or used in this capacity, let us know.
Last edited by epakrat75; 03-28-2011 at 07:40 AM.
- 03-28-2011, 07:37 AM #4
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- 03-28-2011, 07:44 AM #5
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Sure, that would work. Thanks for the reply. However, that's certainly more expensive / overkill than the bluetooth keyboard Moto provides. It just seems to me that a $5-$10 Market app that has a both a client (phone) / server (tablet) piece and works over bluetooth / WiFi should suffice. Am I wrong? Of course, you'd have to have an Android phone in addition to your XOOM but I don't think that's totally out of the question here.
- 03-28-2011, 08:18 AM #6
The bluetooth Moto keyboard works excellent! I was hesitant to get it but find it extremely useful. It has several "arrow" keys on it that can be used to switch pages/screens and generally move about sorta mouse like. It of course has built in android shortcuts. For me it turned out to be a good buy and its very functional. Hope that helps.
- 03-28-2011, 03:42 PM #7
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- 03-28-2011, 04:15 PM #8
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Most remotes use an infra red light pulses to transmit the command signals, as far as I know the Xoom doesn't have an IR receiver built in. I suppose it would be possible for a dev to write an app to send those commands over BT then you might be able to use an android phone as a remote control.
The Sony PS3 uses a BT remote.I miss my friend Matt McQuinn he touched so many lives, and in the end gave his life to protect someone that he loved. I am proud to have known him, and of the choices he made when it mattered. You were a true hero.