Many Android TV box or stick now have official app to control and navigate through their UI like the Nvidia shield TV or the Amazon Fire stick.
Their is also the official Android TV remote App but it can’t be used with the ppmax as it works only with Android TV.
I would be interested to have a similar app for the ppmax.
This has indeed been asked before, and sounds like a great addition. They have stated they might make such an app in the future. But currently, also with the included remote, this is not a high priority:)
KDE Connect for Android would be a far better choice for this. Already has phone screen as touchpad to control a mouse, send keyboard input, and media player controls. Works great to control raspberry pi media centers, for example. We just need to be able to allow a few permissions and allow the kdeconnect keyboard on the PPM and it should work fine. I have no idea if there is an iPhoney app for kdeconnect but probably so by now.
The additional benefit of the dedicated app might be to have shortcut to launch the installed app.
The only blocking point I see is that shutting down the ppmax seems to be a complete power off and not a sleep state as for other Android TV boxes. The only way to power on the ppmax is by IR signal of the remote or the bouton of the back so it would not be possible to wake it up from an app.
While I would l like an APP too, it’s more of a nice to have feature, not high on the list of priority fixes they need to get right on this brand new Beta product. I have the Capsule II, and the only time I use the app is when I can’t find the remote. The built in Netflix requires a mouse to navigate, and this looks similar to the PPM implementation will as well for many apps, thus they went with pure hardware solution and the “Airmote” design.
PPM is not yet a final commercial product. It makes no sense from a business (and project management) perspective to update that App now.
The most they would release a beta version for PPM but it would be a really pain in the posterior to maintain 2 versions of the app (stable and beta) till PPM will become a mature product.
Does anyone here have the Phillips control app already with another Phillips device? Does it automatically pause playback of video on incoming call? KDE Connect does this to my laptops with VLC, Kodi, and Chrome with extension. I am finding myself already very much missing this feature on the PPMax!
after 12 hours of use, it seems an obligation to have the possibility to control the ppm with a remote app. the infrared it only in the back of the ppm but if you want a big image , the ppm it’s behind you…the remote doesn’t work in this case…