Using the Archos Remote control appFrom firmware 2.3.20 and up, you can control your ARCHOS Internet Tablet from your Androidsmartphone (or other Android device with Android 1.6 or later) that is connected to the same wifinetwork.Perfect for when you have your A101 or A70 plugged into your HDTV to watch HD movies over theHDMI cable. It works over wifi, so you don’t have to point the remote device at the receiving device,but you can if it feels more natural.In this walkthrough we’ve used an ARCHOS A32IT to control an ARCHOS A70IT: 1. First make sure that both the Controlling and Receiving devices are on the same wifi network (you can check this on each of the devices in Settings > Wireless and Networks) 2. Set the Receiving device (in our case the A70IT) to accept the remote control, by navigating to Settings > Wireless and Networks > Remote Control Settings. Tick the box labeled ‘Discoverable’, in this example we also changed the name and put in an easier pairing key at the same time:
3. Then start the Archos Remote Control app from your Controlling device (normally an Android smartphone, but we’ve used an A32IT for this walkthrough).4. The Controlling device (our A32) will automatically notice the Receiving device (our A70):
5. After tapping the receiving device line, the app will ask for the Receiving device’s Pairing Key. Enter it and tap OK:6. The devices are now paired and you can control the Receiving device from the Controlling device. There are interfaces for the remote separated by tabs: First the Directional pad: That lets you control most screens by moving around the highlight, perfect for choosing apps on the homescreen, for example. The ‘OK’ is the equivalent of taping the highlighted icon:
(note that when the Receiving device is being controlled you will see a remote icon in thetaskbar.)And the Media control on the second tab:This lets you control simple media tasks from the remote. Note that increasing the volumeon the Controlling device (from the standard volume buttons on the Controlling device, bethey virtual or physical buttons), will increase the volume on the Receiving device.