Android TV

MSRP: $75.00
Chowmain LTD
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Version: 20210218
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Overview

Want to control the Chromecast with Google TV, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi Mibox, AirTV and more? The Chowmain Android TV driver is designed to control Google Android TV boxes. It is a software only solution so no extra hardware required. This allows you to utilise the Control4 Neeo or SR-260 remote to navigate the Android operating system and control applications as you would with a normal infra red remote control. No need to root the device and no need to install any additional hardware.

Add to this the ability to launch applications via the Apps driver (which lists all installed apps), via mini drivers for individual apps (for the most popular applications), via coloured buttons and also programmatically.

This driver requires a 3rd party application called Zank Remote be installed and configured on your android device. Just install the app from play store and follow the instructions to configure the Android TV box. We partnered with the developer of Zank to further develop their app to provide the functionality we require for integration. Note a portion of licencing revenue goes towards our partners at Zank to support the Zank app development.  

Features

  • IP Based communications

  • Auto Discovery of Box

  • Transport Controls

  • Playback Control

  • Audio End-Point assignment for volume funcitonality

  • Video End-Point assignment

  • Launch applications from coloured buttons

  • Launch applications from navigator (under the apps icon)

  • Application Mini drivers can be connected for quick launching.

  • Tested working with

    • AirTV

    • Chromecast with Google TV

    • Nvidia Shield

    • Xiaomi MiBox

    • Foxtel Now
    • Other Google / Android TV Boxes

FAQ

What devices does this work with?
This driver is tested to work with

  • AirTV

  • Chromecast with Google TV

  • Nvidia Shield

  • Xiaomi MiBox

  • Foxtel Now
  • Other Google / Android TV Boxes

It will also work on other Android TV boxes as long as it can run Zank Remote.

What cool things can i do with this?

  • Will list all of your apps under the Android Apps driver. Select your app for quick launch.
  • Allows you to bind android mini drivers for quick launch under watch or listen.

I purchased an older version of the driver.  How do i upgrade?
Good news.  Existing Android customers get a FREE upgrade.  Just use the existing licence on the new driver.  Note due to the major update/new features you will need to delete the older driver and add in this new driver.

How do i use it just for launching applications on my tablet?
Simple. Just set up the driver but not connect any of the AV connections. All programming commands will still work.

Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes.  See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ


I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trial.  Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go.  No registration required.

Version #20210218 – 18-FEB-2020
· Fixed issue introduced in yesterdays version for the select / enter button

Version #20210217 – 17-FEB-2020
· Fixed issue with mini app launching (timing on certain directors weren't right)
· Implented menu command. Mapped to input. This is the same as a long press on the center.
· Added Foxtel Now as a supported box

Version #20210211 – 11-FEB-2020
Implemented ADB based control option.

Version #20210203 – 03-FEB-2020
Implemented skip_fwd, skip_rev, play/pause commands

Version #20210114 – 14-JAN-2020
Rewrite of driver. Now uses Zank Remote instead of LANmote

Version #20170710 – 10-JUL-2017
Migrated to driverCentral.

Version #20161027 - 27-OCT-2016

Updated to support newer LANmote Deluxe updates

Version #20160926 - 26-SEP-2016
Major Update.
Added support for new Chowmain Android Mini drivers.
Added MSP to list and launch all apps installed on the android box.

Version #20150818 - 18-AUG-2015
Implemented Dealer Demo Licencing

Version #20150407 - 07-APR-2015
Resolved issue where logs on 2.6 systems would fill out controller storage causing system stability issues. This only effects systems where people have set the debug logs to 'print and log' or 'log' and have forgotten about it over longer periods of time.

Version #20141201- 01-DEC-2014
Initial Release