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Enjoy your VIERA with TV Remote for iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad

Sep. 11, 2013
The Distribution of VIERA remote App for iOS was finished.

About the "TV Remote"

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


*1 Operating environment: iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad devices with iOS 4.2 or later.
*2 Click "VIERA TV models compatible with the TV Remote" 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 (only some models)
YES
6
Web Browser
NO
YES
7
VIERA Viewer
NO
YES (only some models)
8
Gamepad Control
NO
YES
9
Setting
YES
YES
 
Click "VIERA TV models compatible with the TV Remote" for detailed information.


1.Pad Control Tab [Gesture Function]

Use this function to operate your VIERA TV from your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device without any remote control.

         

2.Remote Control Tab [Remote Control Button 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 from your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device in the text input panel.
The Keyboard Function is activated automatically when the text input panel is displayed on your VIERA TV screen.

         

4.Cursor Control Tab [Cursor Controliing Function]

You can control on your VIERA TV by using the touchpad on your device 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 Flicker Function]

Use this function to watch your videos and images recorded with your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device, on your VIERA TV.
You can forward easily your recordings to your VIERA TV. You can also play them directly from your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device.

     

6.Web Browser Tab [Browser Function]

You can always access the desired web pages from your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device.
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 iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device.

       

7.VIERA Viewer Tab [Remote Viewer Function]

Use this function to view TV programs, videos, images and audio files recorded on the SD card in your VIERA TV, by accessing it from your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device, while these 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 change various settings and switch between the VIERA TV sets in operation.

         

10.More Tab [Tab Table Function]

Use this function to display the list of unseen tabs at the bottom of the screen. Select the tabs to show on the screen from that list.
You can change the tabs on display in the tab edit panel.

       

Settings and Usage

Default Settings

1) Make the Wi-Fi settings on your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device 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 iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device are connected to the network.

  Make sure that the gateways of the wireless LAN router and of the network are identical.      

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.

Click the compatible VIERA TV in "VIERA TV models compatible with the TV Remote".

     

3) Operating the application
1.Pad Control Tab

You can operate your VIERA TV easily by "Remote" button or by gestures.
 
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, left, right 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" button 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 button.

(2)Keyboard typing.



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
   
 
   
 

This function is displayed and can be used only on compatible VIERA TV sets.
Click "VIERA TV models compatible with the TV Remote" for detailed information.

5.Media Control Tab

You can play videos and imagesrecorded with your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device, on your VIERA TV. You can view them in the Media Controller panel on your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device screen, while keeping it horizontally.

Selecting the types of data
Select the videos and images you want to play.
         
   
Select the types of data to play.
 
Video: displays the movie list panel.
Image: displays the image list panel.

 

Vertical display
 
Horizontal display
   

Playing the data
You can either play your videos and images recorded with your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device and then send them to your VIERA TV or play them on your TV directly from the file lists on your device.
Playing videos and images recorded with your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad on your device, then on TV
Data list
 
iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad playing
 
VIERA TV playing
   
   
 
       
(1)
Select the video and images in the data list panel to playing on your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad.  
(2)
Tap the VIERA play button to start playing on your VIERA TV.   (3) You can control your TV playing.      

By keeping your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device horizontally you can have many data lists displayed at the same time and use the whole screen to play your files.
Data list
 
iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad playing
 
VIERA TV playing
 
     
 
     

Playing the videos and images recorded with your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad and stored in device's 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 move them on the activated 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.
iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad 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  

Image play panel
The screen of this panel is shown below. You can play your images as a slideshow.
iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad 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
 

This function is available only on compatible VIERA TV sets. You need iOS4.3.5 or later versions of iPhone/iPod touch/iPad to use it on your device.
Click "VIERA TV models compatible with the TV Remote" 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.

(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 Page(Safari web browser)
  • Page Back(Back button)
  • Page Forward(Forward button)
  • Renew(Renew button)
  • Cancel(Cancel button)

You can send the web address from your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device 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 iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device and view it on the device 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 iPhone 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)Displays the page names shown on the browsing screen.

(2)Cancel registration

(3)Complete registration

(1)Register Favorites. Displays the Favorite Registration screen.
(2)Back
(3)Address Bar.
When tapped, it displays the selected page, back on the browsing screen.
(4)Edit Favorites.
Displays the Favorite Editing screen.

 
       
Edit Favorites Screen
     
 

(1)Back

(2)Displays the Delete button when tapped.

(3)Delete button. Deletes Favorites.


This function is available only on compatible VIERA TV sets.
Click "VIERA TV models compatible with the TV Remote" for detailed information.
7.VIERA Viewer Tab

Use this function to view TV programs, videos, images and audio files recorded on the SD card in your VIERA TV, by accessing it from your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad device, while these contents are being displayed on your VIERA TV screen.
You can visualize the VIERA Viewer screen horizontally by holding your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device horizontally.
You need iOS4.3.5 or later versions of iPhone/iPod touch/iPad to use it on your device.

  (1)Select the type of data to play.

Media: Select and display the videos, music and images 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 on your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device the videos, images and/or music stored on SD card inserted in the VIERA TV.
Playing TV stored data on your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device
Data list
iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad playing
 

(1)Tap the data to play on iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad.

(2)You can control the playing.


Live View
You can view the programs running on your VIERA TV, on your iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad device.
Vertical display
Horizontal display
   
    (1)Done (Stop) button
(2)OFF (TV mute) button
Mute condition active -
(TV screen is OFF,, sound is muted)
Disables Mute condition.

(3)Previous channel button
(4)Next channel button
(5)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.
Click "VIERA TV models compatible with the TV Remote" 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 Safari 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 iPhone/ iPod touch/ iPad devices if it is not available.
10.More Tab

Use this function to display the list of unseen tabs at the bottom of the screen. Select the tabs to show on the screen from that list.
You can change the tabs on display in the tab edit panel.
 

 

Tab Edit Button.
Switch to Tab Edit Panel.



11. Tab edit Screen

You can change the tabs on display by swiping the tab icons to the bottom of the screen.
 

 


This function is available with iPhone/iPod touch only for VIERA TV sets that display more than 6 tabs. This function is available with iPad only for VIERA TV sets that display more than 9 tabs.
Click "VIERA TV models compatible with the TV Remote" for detailed information.

12.Power off Panel

When you shake your mobile device 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 Android devices ?
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)
  The contents in my iPhone / iPod touch / iPad are not displayed in the Media Control Tab.
Q11)
  The videos and images are not displayed in the Media Control Tab when I choose Video / Image. The message "The user has denied the application access to their media" appears.
Q12)
  I can neither view nor play contents on my VIERA TV in the VIERA Viewer Tab.
Q13)
  I cannot operate the game content with Gamepad.
Q14)
  Although I turn my iPhone / iPod touch / iPad device horizontally, the screen does not move the same way.
Q15)
  I cannot turn on my VIERA TV.
Q16)
  Tell me about the connection icons.
Q17)
  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 Android devices ?
A4)
  TV Remote can be used in Android devices with Android 2.2 or later. For more information, see Support page of Android 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 iPhone / iPod touch / iPad 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 App Store 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)
  The contents in my iPhone / iPod touch / iPad are not displayed in the Media Control Tab.
A10)
  Only photos and videos taken with the iPhone / iPod touch / iPad can be displayed and managed.


Q11)
  The videos and images are not displayed in the Media Control Tab when I choose Video / Image.
The message "The user has denied the application access to their media" appears.
A11)
 
iOS 5.x.x: Enable [Location Services] and [TV Remote] in [Settings] of the iPhone / iPod touch / iPad.
   
 
iOS 6.x.x: In [Settings] of the iPhone / iPod touch / iPad, select [Privacy] > [Photos] and enable [TV Remote].


Q12)
  I can neither view nor play contents on my VIERA TV in the VIERA Viewer Tab.
A12)
  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 iPhone / iPod touch / iPad with iOS 4.3.5 or later.


Q13)
  I cannot operate the game content with Gamepad.
A13)
  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.


Q14)
  Although I turn my iPhone / iPod touch / iPad device horizontally, the screen does not move the same way.
A14)
  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 iPhone / iPod touch / iPad device.


Q15)
  I cannot turn on my VIERA TV.
A15)
  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.


Q16)
  Tell me about the connection icons.
A16)
 
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.


Q17)
  I have other questions that are not answered here. How can I get answers?
A17)
  Click here for contact.

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