We have already seen many useful apps in the Android Market, apps that we probably have been using even now. Be they for productivity, entertainment, or whatnot, these apps are an important part of our Android gadgets.
We recently ran into the Tablet Remote app, an Android app whose function confused us at first. After installing the app, though, we discovered that it’s actually a useful one. The app uses Bluetooth to communicate with fellow Android devices. It seems to be an interesting and unique function. If you’re intrigued about what this app can do, read on to find out more.
When we first saw the name of the app, we were quite intrigued. Why should you need a remote control for your tablet? That sounds odd, right? After we toyed around with the app and what it can do, we found out that it is not as odd as we first thought. In a nutshell, Tablet Remote uses Bluetooth to enable two Android devices to be controlled remotely.
Bluetooth is a technology designed for short range communication, so this app can only be used when devices are within the Bluetooth signal radius. Tablet Remote is best used in a home entertainment setup, which might make you wonder where the app would fit in a home entertainment setup.
Imagine a setup where you have an Android tablet connected to your HDTV via HDMI. In this setup, the tablet would serve as your media player. Cool setup, right? But, wouldn’t it be more cool if you had a remote control to use for your media player (i.e., your tablet)? That’s where Tablet Remote comes into play. If you have a second Android device, you can use it as a remote control for managing your other device.
Here’s how it works:
The Tablet Remote app gives you a new and convenient way of using the built-in Bluetooth feature of your Android gadgets. The Tablet Remote doesn’t just offer a useful Bluetooth utility but also paves the way to have a new home entertainment setup like the one described above.
Have you tried using Tablet Remote in a similar setup? What do you think of its features?