Google TV voice and swipe commands via Able Remote

Google TV has introduced voice commands and swipe gestures to a new Able Remote app that allows users to convert their Android smartphones and tablets into remote controls.

Viewers can use voice commands and swipe gestures to change channels and bring up other apps, as well as create one-touch buttons to launch Google TV apps, bring up websites or access channels. The Able Remote app also allows viewers to create their own remote button layout and decide on the colour.

Other features enabled by Google on Android devices via Able Remote include the ability to send photos and videos from the device to the TV and to access caller ID on TV.

Viewers can download Able Remote to their Google TV devices and then use a QR reader app to scan a code displayed on the screen, allowing them to click on the line for the code to install the app on their Android device.

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