Want to control the Amazon Fire TV, 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 ELAN’s viewer and HR remotes 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 commands for individual apps (for the most popular applications), via HR remote buttons and also programmatically and the abilliy to input text via an onscreen popup keyboard.
This driver requires a 3rd party application called Zank Remote (Amazon App Store/ Google Play Store) be installed and configured on your android device. Just install the app from amazon app store or 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.
- IP control over the majority of Android based devices. No additional hardware required and no root access required.
- Ability to direct launch many of the popular applications
- Crunchy Roll
- Disney Plus
- HBO Max
- Sky Sports Now
- Youtube Kids
- Youtube TV
- Keyboard support for text entry (perfect for inputting username, password or search text).
What devices does this work with?
This driver is tested to work with
- Amazon Fire TV
Chromecast with Google TV
- 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?
- Popup keyboard allows for text entry.
- Quick app launching command can be tied into buttons to launch Netflix, Disney+, Youtube and more.
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.
I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for ELAN come with a 90 day trial.
2.0.6 - 09-MAY-2022
- Added support for Prime Video, Apple TV, Paramount Plus, Curiosity Stream, ABC iView, SBS On Demand, Nine Now as quick launch commands.
2.0.5 - 14-FEB-2022
- Added dropdown box to configure macro for launching app with choices of back, back home, home or none. This resolves issues with Nvidia Shield running Android 11 turning off when apps are launched.
2.0.3 - 29-JUL-2021
- Fixed issue which caused the driver to fail to work in certain cases
2.0.2 - 26-JUL-2021
- Added new control method 'Zank Default Advanced'. Zank default (Advanced) is a new extremely fast control method that supports pretty much all apps and is speedy (2.5x faster)
- Added Stop command
2.0.1 - 07-APR-2021
- Fixed issue with trials not activating.