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Standard User professor973
(member) Mon 06-Aug-12 18:17:29
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Android Apps on a PC


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Not sure of a suitable section to post this, so chose General Broadband Chatter.
iThings being over my dead body, I was a little stumped for something to run a remote control app when the remote expired on one of my Wi-Fi Internet radios. Fortunately, I came across Bluestacks which runs Android Apps on a PC.
Bluestacks

Standard User herbgold
(member) Tue 07-Aug-12 11:15:37
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Interesting - do you find it robust enough?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 07-Aug-12 12:03:38
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I'm looking for the infra-red transmitter on my Sony laptop tongue.

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Standard User professor973
(member) Tue 07-Aug-12 12:13:01
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Interesting - do you find it robust enough?

Early days, but seems to be so far.

Standard User greenglide
(committed) Tue 07-Aug-12 12:25:13
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iThings being over my dead body


A sentiment I heartily agree with - our house has been declared "an Apple free zone" smilesmile

I don't understand exactly you want an app to run on a PC to control a WiFi Internet radio. Isnt it a bit big?

My Android phone has an app to control the LG TV we just got via WiFI - very neat and clever but the only practical use is when using a cursor on the screen when using the smart features and it doesnt control apps on the TV like iPlayer, YouTube etc.

Nice toy, might get the LG super control but I don't know enough about how it works yet and information on the Net is skimpy apart from some unreliable reviews.

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Standard User professor973
(member) Tue 07-Aug-12 12:43:36
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My phones are neither i nor Android, so if a remote control packs up I can download control codes for my Harmony remote. But, if the problem is within the radio and you don't want to get up from your chair, then a network App is the only choice. Bluestacks will search and run Apps from four different App stores.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 07-Aug-12 13:40:39
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Seriously, how does a PC act as a remote, even given an Android App? I thought remotes worked via infra-red.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Tue 07-Aug-12 13:43:00
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Via wifi smile

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 07-Aug-12 13:45:17
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... to control the LG TV we just got via WiFi.
That's a huge step in teleportation from a molecule traversing a laboratory.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 07-Aug-12 13:47:20
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Via wifi smile
Bah. Nearly blew my tooth out!

D'oh.

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