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Portable Casting/Remote Control of Tablet

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MadGinga, 15 Aug 2017.

  1. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    Hi All,

    Looks like we've got a long drive coming up with the little one; and as she doesn't like being stuck in the car, I was thinking about setting up my tablet (Nexus 10) so she can watch some TV shows or something.

    But as she is currently rear-facing, I wouldn't be able to reach the tablet to initiate things without stopping the car and getting out, is there any way to use another device (i.e. my phone) to play/pause select what is showing/playing on the tablet? i.e. like 'casting to your tv?

    Anyone?
     
  2. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    Not that I've tried it on a tablet but can you put kodi on it and then use the kodi remote?

    My little'n has a kodi setup, if she gets up too early we turn it on and stick a film on
     
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  3. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    Not aware of the kodi remote, but will give it a try! ta.
     
  4. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Bluetooth keyboard with track pad or even just a Bluetooth trackball if the content is pre-installed?

    I use a Logitech M570 trackball effectively with mine.

    Don't you need a WiFi network for the Kodi remotes?
     
  5. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    Bluetooth kb - good idea, but I wont be able to see what I'm doing...
     
  6. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    Tried it, took over a fooking hour, but eventually got it to work. Thanks! :thumb:
     

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