- Fixes connection stability issues
- Fixes UI and app crashes
Ratings and Reviews
One More Thing
The review I left yesterday about an update issue seems to be fixed and the app has updated correctly. However, now the app is acting very laggy and when I click the buttons for the virtual remote, my tv doesn’t respond. When I used a different app that I prefer not to use, it worked fine. Please fix
Doesn’t connect to Shield
In order to connect I need to manually type in the IP address whenever I pull up the app. I thought it was just because my phone was connected to WiFi and the shield was a direct Ethernet connection, but even after switching the shield to the same WiFi as my phone it still requires me to type in the shields IP address into my phone. An IP address is pretty cumbersome to remember and type in anytime you want to use the remote. To be clear it doesn’t even remember the IP address after closing the app. I literally have to type in my Shields IP address each time I want to use the app. App has a couple other smaller issues too: The “mouse click” automatically opens what you click on. Sometimes I’d just like to select something and there’s no option to do that unless you use the buttons. The mouse doesn’t scroll on the home screen to anything beyond the first screen. A double finger slide should allow you to scroll around the page.
This is far & away superior to the generic AndroidTV remote.
Some posters here mention that this app doesn’t control volume. My new 2017 Nvidia Shield uses IR on the remote to control my Sony TV volume, and since I’m not aware that my iPhone has an IR transmitter I doubt that is possible.
Two suggestion though, first, ability to paste copied text into the screen. Also when I was loading a game from Nvidia Game Store, there was a prompt that this game required a keyboard & mouse, and alternately I could download this Nvidia TV app. I’m not much of a gamer, I was basically exploring everything included with Shield, but it was not intuitive of how the keyboard and mouse within this app could control the specific keys, and mouse movements on the game I tried.
However, it seems like it would be easy to include another screen with only the keys necessary for that game, and/or buttons for multi key presses, and a trackpad. Maybe I overlooked something, but It was just too difficult to use this app for gameplay, although I will primarily use this app for entering long strings of texts.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.