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jimmy83
Apr 20, 2012, 07:05 AM
Hi all, what's the best remote app to use with the ATV2 that can also enter text?



maturola
Apr 20, 2012, 08:50 AM
Rowmote IMO.

However Apple own remote app works just fine.

roidy
Apr 20, 2012, 09:23 AM
Constellation is a nice remote app for controlling XBMC.

Set845
Apr 20, 2012, 06:54 PM
XBMC Commander hands down the best. Lotsa updates.

jimmy83
Apr 25, 2012, 12:09 PM
None of those seem to be able to use the keyboard via your iPhone/iPad tho :(

Set845
Apr 25, 2012, 12:15 PM
XBMC Commander sure does.

roidy
Apr 25, 2012, 12:28 PM
Constellation's keyboard work perfectly fine with XBMC as well.

maturola
Apr 25, 2012, 03:16 PM
None of those seem to be able to use the keyboard via your iPhone/iPad tho :(

Not sure what you mean, I use Rowmote keyboard from my iPad and my iPhone everyday

http://www.123macmini.com/news/images/newsstory1287_1.jpg

So does the Apple Remote App (May not work inside XBMC, haven't tried since I really use rowmote)

http://vlatte.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Remote-Input-Keyboard-420.jpg

jimmy83
Apr 25, 2012, 05:12 PM
Thanks guys but I must be missing something. Tried constellation, commander can't seem to be able to use the k/b off the apps to input text onto XBMC tho :(

Tried rowmote pro and that doesn't connect! :mad: the official iOS Remote app doesn't work with the k/b in XBMC :(

Set845
Apr 25, 2012, 06:34 PM
Well you're not missing anything. It seems that after Commander's new update (yesterday) when you enter a page that includes a text entry field, such as a search page, the app looses communication with XBMC. If you back out of the page then communication is reestablished. It only seems to happen within plugins as you can enter text within the main XBMC app without dropping out. I do hope the developer updates soon.

jimmy83
Apr 26, 2012, 05:45 AM
Well you're not missing anything. It seems that after Commander's new update (yesterday) when you enter a page that includes a text entry field, such as a search page, the app looses communication with XBMC. If you back out of the page then communication is reestablished. It only seems to happen within plugins as you can enter text within the main XBMC app without dropping out. I do hope the developer updates soon.


I've not actually updated that app, so will hold off for now. Thanks for the heads up.

maturola
Apr 26, 2012, 09:09 AM
Thanks guys but I must be missing something. Tried constellation, commander can't seem to be able to use the k/b off the apps to input text onto XBMC tho :(

Tried rowmote pro and that doesn't connect! :mad: the official iOS Remote app doesn't work with the k/b in XBMC :(

Did you install the rowmote assistant on the ATV itself? From NitoTV?

are you on the same network?

without that it won't connect.

jimmy83
Apr 26, 2012, 03:31 PM
Did you install the rowmote assistant on the ATV itself? From NitoTV?

are you on the same network?

without that it won't connect.

Didnt know about the rowmote assistant. Thats kinda annoying needing to install NitoTV jsut for that.

maturola
Apr 26, 2012, 03:33 PM
Didnt know about the rowmote assistant. Thats kinda annoying needing to install NitoTV jsut for that.

You can do it manually if you want, nitotv is just a front end.

apt-get update
apt-get install wget
wget http://www.rowmote.com/com.rrr.rowmotehelper-atv2_3.3.5-4_iphoneos-arm.deb
dpkg -i com.rrr.rowmotehelper-atv2_3.3.5-4_iphoneos-arm.deb