Does Tivo VOX Remote use bluetooth / can it be paired with nvidia shield without a dongle?

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  1. cenright

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    Anyone know if the newer Vox remotes are pairable over bluetooth (without a dongle) to android devices?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    No, it use RF.
     
  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    The VOX remotes use BLE? (Bluetooth Low Energy) That's why you need a Bluetooth dongle to use them with Roamio's.

    TiVo VOX Remote Control

    Scott
     
  4. cenright

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    I had read somewhere the new vox supported some kind of bluetooth as well. In addition, I had already ordered one (since received) and I am happy to report: it paired with the shield as 'TiVo_S6V_Remote' without dongle -> enough of the 'normal' buttons work to make it functional. This was not the case with the non-vox rf remote that came with my bolt - it wouldn't pair as expected.

    I wonder if having the dongle would make more buttons work? The voice button would be useful on the shield.
     
  5. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I doubt that would make any difference.

    Scott
     
  6. miloo

    miloo New Member

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    you could also buy a usb ir dongle like a flirc i have one plugged into my stream 4k and i can use my tv's ir remote to control it
     
  7. cenright

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    May have to fall back to IR... I notice I have to keep repairing the remote (possibly as soon as it sleeps - I haven't tried to figure out when) - but I don't know if that's because the remote has an issue or just a quirk of trying to pair tivo remote with shield using bluetooth. But while paired it works great - able to map some of the 'other' buttons, using Button Mapper.
     
  8. Ernie Salazar

    Ernie Salazar New Member

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    @miloo How did you get your FLIRC to work? I have tried but only get the nav buttons (u/d/l/r) to work. Which IR codes did you use? Is it possible it it actually using CEC?

    Thanks
    Ernie
     

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