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Enjoy your VIERA with TV Remote for Android

What is TV Remote

The "TV Remote" is a TV remote control application for android mobiles, enabling them to operate Panasonic plasma and LCD TV sets (referred to as VIERA TV below).
After installing the "TV Remote" on your android mobile and connecting it via Wi-Fi to the home network where your VIERA TV is linked, you can use your mobile as a dedicated remote control while enjoying various possible operations between your VIERA TV and your smart phone.


*1 Operating environment: android terminals with Android 2.2 or later.
*2 Click here for detailed information.
*3 2011 model : DY-WL10
  2012 model : built-in wireless LAN or TY-WL20
*4 Click here for information of wireless LAN router.

Main TV Remote functions

No
Tab name
2011 models
2012 models
1
Pad Control
YES
YES
2
Remote Control
YES
YES
3
Keyboard
YES
YES
4
Cursor Control
NO
YES
5
Media Control
YES
YES
6
Web Browser
NO
YES (only some models)
7
VIERA Viewer
NO
YES (only some models)
8
Gamepad Control
NO
YES
9
Setting
YES
YES
 
Click here for detailed information.


1.Pad Control Tab [Gesture Function]

Use this function to operate your VIERA TV from your android mobile without any remote control.

         

2.Remote Control Tab [Remote Control Function]

When you tap the "Remote" icon at the bottom of the mobile screen, you can scroll on your VIERA TV in the same way as by its supplied remote control.

     
           
       


3.Keyboard Tab [Keyboard Function]

You can type a text on your android mobile and forward it onto your VIERA TV screen.
You can use the voice command function on your android mobile to input the text.
The Keyboard Function is activated automatically when the text input panel is displayed on your VIERA TV screen.

         

4.Cursor Control Tab [Cursor Control Function]

You can control on your VIERA TV by using the touchpad on your mobile screen.
You can move the cursor freely, just like from any touchpad, when the mouse cursor is displayed on your VIERA TV screen and when scrolling by the cross keys of the remote control to display menu options.

         

5.Media Control Tab [Media Flick Function]

Use this function to watch your movies and pictures stored in your android mobile, on your VIERA TV.
You can forward easily your recordings to your VIERA TV. You can also play them directly from your android mobile.

     

6.Web Browser Tab [Browser Function]

You can always access the desired web pages from your android mobile.
Now, you can also send the accessed pages to your VIERA TV screen and watch them from there.
And you can also display the pages sent to the VIERA TV, on your android mobile.

       

7.VIERA Viewer Tab [Remote Player Function]

Use this function to play the videos, pictures and audio files recorded on the SD card in your VIERA TV, by accessing it from your android mobile, while the recorded contents are being displayed on your VIERA TV screen.

       

8.Gamepad Control Tab [Gamepad Function]

You can play your favorite games in the VIERA Connect more comfortably, now.

         

9.Setting Tab [Setting Function]

You can make all settings and switch between the VIERA TV sets to operate.

         

Settings and Usage

Default Settings

1) Make the Wi-Fi settings on your android mobile and then to wireless LAN.

(1)Set Wi-Fi to "ON".

(2)Select your wireless LAN router.

(3)Connection is established when Wi-Fi antenna is displayed.

       

2) Connect your VIERA TV to a wireless LAN router (use LAN cable or connect wirelessly), then make the network settings.
* Consult the instruction manual of your VIERA TV for detailed information.

3) Make sure that the VIERA TV and the android mobile are connected to the network.

  Make sure the router (or Gateway) addresses are the same.      

4) Make sure that the "Network Remote Control" option is set to "Enable".
* Consult the instruction manual of your VIERA TV for detailed information.

         
Usage

Explanations about the easy usage of the "TV Remote" follow below.

1) Activating the application
The application is activated by clicking on the "TV Remote" icon.

         


2) Device Selection
Select the VIERA TV to operate from the available devices displayed in the Device Selection panel.

 

 

 

 

 

The TV Remote compatible VIERA TV sets are automatically displayed.

     

3) Operating the application
1.Pad Control Tab

You can operate your VIERA TV easily by pressing the "Remote" icon.
 
Remote control operations corresponding to the following moves can be performed in the center of the screen:
 
one-finger tapping
:
"enter" key
one-finger swiping in all directions
:
up, down, right, left keys
up-down two-finger swiping
:
channel UP / DOWN
left-right two-finger swiping
:
change input source / change network
two-finger left-right rotating touch
:
volume +/-
pinch
:
mute
 
 

2.Remote Control Tab

You can perform compatible operations by tapping the "Remote" icons and change the displayed panels just by swiping them left-right.
 

3.Keyboard Tab

When typing on the VIERA TV screen, the keyboard will appear automatically. You can also type and send the text to the VIERA TV.

Keyboard typing
 

(1)Tap the Send button.

(2)Keyboard typing.



Inputting by voice command
 
           
(1) Tap the voice command button.   (2) Pronounce the word you want to input, directing your mouth towards the microphone.   (3) Select the word you want to input from the word list displayed.  
           
1.Tap the microphone button icon.
2.When "Speak now" appears, pronounce the word you want to input, directing your mouth towards the microphone.
3.Select the word you want to input from the word list displayed.

4.Cursor Control Tab

You can move the cursor by the gesture function.
 
When the mouse cursor is displayed on your VIERA TV screen:
  free one-finger swiping
:
cursor movement
  one-finger tapping
:
"enter" key
  up-down two-finger swiping
:
scrolling
       
When the mouse cursor is not displayed on your VIERA TV screen:
  one-finger swiping in all directions
:
up, down, left, right keys
  one-finger tapping
:
"enter" key
   
 
   
 

5.Media Control Tab

You can play on your VIERA TV the movies, pictures and music files stored on your android mobile. You can view them in the Media Controller panel on your android mobile screen, while keeping your android mobile horizontally.

Selecting the types of data
Select the video, music and pictures you want to play.
         
   
Select the types of data to play.
 
Video: displays the movie list panel.
Music: displays the music list panel.
Image: displays the image list panel.
User: displays the data list panel in the SD card.

 

Vertical display
 
Horizontal display
   

Playing the data
You can either play your files on your android mobile and then send them to your VIERA TV or play them on your TV directly from the file lists on your mobile.
Playing files on mobile, then on TV
Data list
 
Android playing
 
VIERA TV playing
   
   
 
       
(1)
Select the data in the data list panel to playing on your android mobile.  
(2)
Tap the VIERA play button to start playing.   (3) You can choose to play your files on TV.      

By keeping your android mobile horizontally you can have many data lists displayed at the same time and use the whole screen to play your files.
Data list
 
Android playing
 
VIERA TV playing
 
     
 
     

Playing the data in the android mobile data lists, on your VIERA TV.
Data list
VIERA TV playing
   
 
(1) In the data list panel, long press on the icons of data to play in order to make them movable and activate the VIERA TV display panel.
(2) Drop the selected icons into the VIERA TV display panel to play them on TV.
(3) You can now start playing your files on TV.
   
     

Movie play panel
The screen of this panel is shown below.
Android playing
 
VIERA TV playing
 
 

 

 

(1) Done (Stop) button  
(2) Play time seek bar  
(3) VIERA TV play button  
(4) Skip backward button. Becomes Rewind button when pressed long.  
(5) Play button. Becomes Pause button during movie playing.  
(6) Skip forward button. Becomes fast forward button when pressed long.  
(7) Volume control bar  

Music play panel
The screen of this panel is shown below. Pictures (album art) will be displayed if the files have such pictures attached to their titles.
Android playing
 
VIERA TV playing
 
 

 

 

(1) Done (Stop) button  
(2) Play time seek bar  
(3) VIERA TV play button  
(4) Picture displayed only if attached to data.  
(5) Music information  
(6) Skip backward button. Becomes Rewind button when pressed long.  
(7) Play button. Becomes Pause button during music playing  
(8) Skip forward button. Becomes fast forward button when pressed long.  
(9) Volume control bar
 

Image play panel
The screen of this panel is shown below. You can play your images as a slideshow if they are in the same folder.
Android playing
 
VIERA TV playing
 
 

 

 

(1) Done (Stop) button  
(2) VIERA TV play button  
(3) Previous picture button  
(4) Play button. Starts the slideshow.  
(5) Next picture button
 

Lists within the SD card
You can select the movies, music and pictures stored on your SD card inserted in your android mobile and play them on your VIERA TV.
 
 
  The folders and files in your SD card are displayed as lists.

 

 

 

This function is available only on compatible VIERA TV sets. Click here for detailed information.
You need to enable the “DLNA Remote Control” on your VIERA TV to use this function. Consult the instruction manual of your VIERA TV for details.


6.Web Browser Tab

You can display web pages by this function. You can work with various applications related to web pages.

(1)Favorites Button. Displays the registered addresses.

(2)Address Bar. Keyboard is displayed when this bar is selected.

(3)Browser Control Button
Displays the menu.

  • Share URL (related applications)
  • Back
  • Next
  • Refresh

You can send the web address from your android mobile to your VIERA TV and view the web page on the TV screen.
You can also receive the address of the web page displayed on TV at your android mobile and view it on the mobile screen.

(1)Drop the icon here to send and display the web page onto the VIERA TV. The cursor will then appear on the screen.

(2)Icon is displayed when you press long on web page.

(3)When you drop the icon here, you will receive the address of the web page viewed on TV and display the page on the mobile screen. The cursor will then appear on the screen.


Favorites
You can display the registered and edited addresses in the Favorites (Bookmarks).
Favorites Screen
 
Register Favorites Screen
 

(1)Information on Registered Sites. Displays the page names and URL shown on the browsing screen.

(2)Complete registration

(3)Cancel registration

(1)Back
(2)Add Favorites.
Displays the favorite address adding screen.
(3)Address Bar.
When tapped, it displays the selected page, back on the browsing screen.
(4)Delete Favorites.
Displays the favorite address deleting screen.

 
       
Delete Favorites Screen
     
 

(1)Back

(2)Checkbox. Check the Favorites to delete.

(3)Complete deletion. Deletes the checked Favorites.



Activating the "TV Remote" from the URL related applications.
An example on activating the "TV Remote" from the default browser follows below.
(1)Press the "More" button.
(2)Select the "Share page"
(3)Select the "NEW TV Remote"
The "TV Remote" browsing screen is displayed.

1. Press the menu button on the default browser screen in your android mobile, then press the "More" button.
2. Select the "Share page".
3. Select the "NEW TV Remote".
4. The "TV Remote" browsing screen is displayed.

7.VIERA Viewer Tab

You can view on your android mobile the TV videos, movies, pictures and music playing on your VIERA TV.
You can visualize the VIERA Viewer screen horizontally by holding your android mobile horizontally.

  (1)Select the type of data to play.

Media: Select and display the movies, music and pictures stored on a hard disk or SD card connected to your VIERA TV.

Live View: View the live broadcast shown on your VIERA TV.


Playing Media
You can play either on TV or on the android mobile the movies, pictures and/or music stored on SD card, hard disk or other storing device connected to your VIERA TV.
Playing TV stored data on your android mobile
Data list
Android playing
 

(1)Tap the data to play on android.

(2)You can control the playing.


Live View
You can view the programs running on your VIERA TV, on your android mobile.
Data list
Android playing
   
   

(1)Done (Stop) button

(2)OFF (TV mute) button

(3)Program title

(4)Previous channel button

(5)Next channel button

(6)Volume control bar

You can switch the operation panel on and off by tapping the TV screen when displayed horizontally.

This function is available only on compatible VIERA TV sets. You need Android 2.3 or later to use it on your mobile.
Click here for detailed information.

You need to enable the "DLNA Server" on your VIERA TV to use this function. Consult the manual of your VIERA TV for details.

8.Gamepad Control Tab

You can play the games downloaded by the VIERA Connect.
 

(1)End the gamepad screen and return to the previous screen.

(2)8 input options available by swiping your finger to each direction.


9.Setting Tab

Use this option to set the "TV Remote".
 

(1)Display the User Agreement.

(2)Display the Device Select panel.

(3)Help. Display support sites found by the default browser.

(4)Gesture Sensitivity Setting. Left: Decrease Sensitivity / Right: Increase Sensitivity

(5)Sound effect setting. Switch sound effects ON/OFF.

(6)Vibration Setting. Switch vibration ON/OFF.


* The Vibration function will not be displayed on the android mobiles if it is not available.
10.Power off Panel

When you shake your mobile the power off button appears. If you press that button, the VIERA TV shuts down and the "TV Remote" switches off at the same time.
 

 


Frequently Asked and Questions (FAQ)

Most frequent questions are listed below.
Q1)
  What is the TV Remote application ?
Q2)
  Which models of VIERA TV are compatible with TV Remote ?
Q3)
  Are there any other devices than VIERA TV compatible with TV Remote ?
Q4)
  Is it usable in iPhone / iPod touch / iPad ?
Q5)
  How can I configure my VIERA TV ?
Q6)
  I cannot find my VIERA TV even after TV Remote is activated.
Q7)
  How can I get TV Remote ?
Q8)
  Some screens are not displayed.
Q9)
  I cannot play the contents in the Media Control Tab on my VIERA TV.
Q10)
  I can neither view nor play contents on my VIERA TV in the VIERA Viewer Tab.
Q11)
  I cannot operate the game content with Gamepad.
Q12)
  Although I turn my android mobile horizontally, the screen does not move the same way.
Q13)
  I cannot turn on my VIERA TV.
Q14)
  Tell me about the connection icons.
Q15)
  I cannot turn on my VIERA TV.
Q16)
  My problem is different from the questions above.


Q1)
  What is the TV Remote application ?
A1)
  TV Remote is a TV control application for enabling easy operation, setting and sharing the contents with the Panasonic VIERA TV.


Q2)
  Which models of VIERA TV are compatible with TV Remote ?
A2)
  See TV Remote compatible models list.


Q3)
  Are there any other devices than VIERA TV compatible with TV Remote ?
A3)
  There is no compatible devices other than VIERA TV as of the spring of 2013. Note that some VIERA TV models are not compatible with TV Remote.
For more information, see TV Remote compatible models list.


Q4)
  Is it usable in iPhone / iPod touch / iPad ?
A4)
  TV Remote can be used in iPhone / iPod touch / iPad with iOS 4.2 or later.
For more information, see Support page of iPhone / iPod touch / iPad applications.


Q5)
  How can I configure my VIERA TV?
A5)
  If your VIERA TV is a compatible model, just connect it to the same network as your Android devices in the network connection setting.
For more information, see the operating instructions of VIERA TV.


Q6)
  I cannot find my VIERA TV even after TV Remote is activated.
A6)
 

Check that your VIERA TV is compatible with TV Remote in TV Remote compatible models list.

Check that the "TV Remote" of VIERA TV is set to "On". (Network > TV Remote Settings > TV Remote)
The setting menu may differ depending on the model. For more information, see the operating instructions of VIERA TV.

Check the network configuration and wireless LAN router setting. Your device may not recognize the VIERA TV because some wireless LAN routers cannot forward IP multicast packets. For more information, see the operating instructions of wireless LAN router.



Q7)
  How can I get TV Remote ?
A7)
  You can download TV Remote from the Google play free of charge.


Q8)
  Some screens are not displayed.
A8)
  The screens of the functions not usable in your VIERA TV are not displayed.


Q9)
  I cannot play the contents in the Media Control Tab on my VIERA TV.
A9)
  You need to activate the "DLNA Remote Control" function in your compatible VIERA TV.
Some contents may not be viewed on some types of VIERA TV. Consult your VIERA TV instruction manual for details. Some contents will not be displayed depending on what is being displayed on the TV screen. Basically the Media Control is designed for watching broadcasted programs.


Q10)
  I can neither view nor play contents on my VIERA TV in the VIERA Viewer Tab.
A10)
  You need to activate the "DLNA Server function" on your compatible VIERA TV. Consult your VIERA TV instruction manual for details. Some contents will not be displayed depending on what is being displayed on the TV screen. Basically the VIERA Viewer is designed for watching broadcasted programs.
You can enjoy this function on your mobile with Android 2.3 or later. It can only be used with compatible Panasonic products when forwarding programs or watching recorded contents..


Q11)
  I cannot operate the game content with Gamepad.
A11)
 

First establish connection between TV Remote and the VIERA TV, and then start the game content.
Some game contents may need to set up to operate with Gamepad.


Q12)
  Although I turn my android mobile horizontally, the screen does not move the same way.
A12)
  Only in the Media Control, VIERA Viewer and Gamepad tabs, the screen turns horizontally.
Also, check whether the screen automatic rotation is activated on your android mobile.

Q13)
  I cannot turn on my VIERA TV.
A13)
  Only 2012/2013 models of VIERA TV can be turned on by the "TV Remote". Also, you need to activate the "TV Remote" on your VIERA TV. Consult your VIERA TV instruction manual for details.

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Q14)
  Tell me about the connection icons.
A14)
 
Icon
Meaning
TV Remote and the VIERA TV are connected via network and the VIERA TV is on.
TV Remote and the VIERA TV are connected via network and the VIERA TV is off.
TV Remote and the VIERA TV are not connected via network.

Q15)
  I have other questions that are not answered here. How can I get answers?
A15)
  Please contact Global Service Center Network.

VIERA TV models compatible with the "TV Remote"

External Site Please refor to here

Contact:

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External Site Link to here

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