Seagate Adds iPod/iPad/iPhone Control To HD Media Players

If you own Seagate's GoFlex TV or FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player, and you also enjoy using your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, there' a new control app that you should consider. For now, the only real way to control either of those boxes is with the remote that ships inside of the box. But that's a hassle. Why not use a device you already own? As of today, there's a new iOS app in the App Store that turns your iPod/iPad/iPhone into a remote for both of these boxes.


Not only can you switch through various menus, but you can also use the keyboard to input text in Netflix, YouTube, etc. search boxes. If you have an HDD full of content connected to your Seagate STB, you can also flip through that right on your iDevice. The new Seagate TV Remote app enables control of a GoFlex TV or FreeAgent Theater+ product from anywhere in the home using an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via Wi-Fi. The app interface resembles the existing media player’s infrared remote controls, making it a familiar easy-to-use device. Additionally, because the app leverages the home Wi-Fi network, there is no need for line-of-sight between the HD media player and the controller, allowing it to be used anywhere within the home.

The app is free to download, but you'll need to update your box with the latest firmware before the two can talk to one another.

Now Available! New Seagate iPhone App for GoFlex TV and FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Players

New App Enables Control of GoFlex™ TV or FreeAgent Theater+™ HD Media Players From Anywhere in the Home Using an Apple iPhone® iPad® or iPod Touch® via Wi-Fi

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) announced that its Seagate® TV Remote application has been approved and is now available for download from the iTunes Store®. This easy-to-use application can be found by searching for "Seagate" or "GoFlex" in the iTunes store from either your computer or from the app store on your iPad®, iPhone® or iPod Touch®. Use of the application requires installation of the latest GoFlex™ TV HD media player or FreeAgent Theater+™ HD media player firmware, which can be accessed and downloaded from the support site on www.seagate.com to either of the two HD media players as long as the device is located in the US1.

The new Seagate TV Remote app enables control of a GoFlex TV or FreeAgent Theater+ product from anywhere in the home using an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via Wi-Fi. The app interface resembles the existing media player’s infrared remote controls, making it a familiar easy-to-use device. Additionally, because the app leverages the home Wi-Fi network, there is no need for line-of-sight between the HD media player and the controller, allowing it to be used anywhere within the home.

An added benefit of the new app is that current owners of Seagate’s media players will now be able to leverage the keyboard on their Apple® mobile device to enter text into search fields when using Internet services such as YouTube, Netflix and Pandora, simply by pressing an onscreen button. With the TV Remote app, people can now see a display of all the files stored on the external hard drives connected to GoFlex TV or FreeAgent Theater+ HD media players, which provides a convenient alternative way to view the files stored on the drive. The new TV Remote app also allows the navigation of photos stored on the Apple mobile device in order to send them over the network to the drive attached to either media player. The photos will be saved to the drive and automatically displayed on the TV in full resolution. The TV Remote app will also work with every Seagate media player on the network. The new Seagate app will automatically scan a Wi-Fi network for any available GoFlex TV or FreeAgent Theater+ HD media players. 
Via:  iTunes
Tags:  Seagate, iPod, goflex
Comments
coolice 3 years ago

NICE... .This is what i've been talking about for a long long time about tablets.... if they can get this on all devices, and i can use my ipad to controll everything, including my TV, Home Theatre System etc, i can see myself invest $400 - $500 in a tablet that lets me preview everything and integrate all the data.

For example, checking previews of what i'm watching, reviews etc on my tablet simultaneously.. and being able to change the channel and stuff.... i cant wait for what else gets integrated in the next few years!

Its as if seagate was reading my comments!

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