In today’s TV market we find different operating systems and one of them is Android TV. With Samsung’s Tizen and LG’s webOS, they are the market dominators. And in the case of Android, it has the advantage of a large app store with access to tools like this at your fingertips: Button Mapper.
It’s an app that allows functions to be reassigned to buttons, which is nothing new in Android. The peculiarity is that it is designed to be used on Android-based televisions and thus have quick access to functions, even some that were not originally present. And besides, I used it to take the screenshots that illustrate this post.
More possibilities with the remote control
Despite the modularity and possibilities offered by Android TV, it is up to the manufacturer whether our television has more or less functions. And one way to earn integers in this aspect is by using apps like this, which is also free. It is true that we can make a voluntary payment to unlock additional features, but the basics and therefore free, cover most needs.
The use of the application is very simple, and once installed on our TV, you just have to access it and click on “Add buttons” to add new functions to the buttons on our remote control.
The next screen that we will see is the one that offers us to choose between different actions (single press, double press or long press) as a method to access a new function. But yes, Do not forget to first check the “Customize” button.
At the time of customization we will see how a new window is displayed in which choose among the actions proposed by the application, with a fairly generous list that includes features for those who donate to the developer.
At this point we may be interested reset functions to a specified point
Along with these possibilities, Button Mapper offers access to additional configuration options if you click on the menu formed by the three dots which gives access to “Parameters” and which appears in the upper right area of the screen.
The application, as they say, is free, but some features can be unlocked by donating the creator with one of the three quantities that appear among the options. It is up to each user to determine if they are interested and if so, what price they deem appropriate to pay.
- Developer: flar2
- Download it on: google play
- Price: Free
- Category: Customization