Seagate Launches Remote TV iOS App

Hard disk drive specialist Seagate has announced the launch of its Seagate TV Remote application for its GoFlex TV and Free Agent Theatre+ high definition media players. Use of the app 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 to either of the two HD media players.

The app enables the user to control a GoFlex TV or FreeAgent Theater+ product from anywhere in the home using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via wi-fi. For ease of use, the app interface resembles the existing media player’s infrared remote controls,. 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 can leverage the keyboard on their Apple device to enter text into search fields when using internet services such as YouTube, Netflix and Pandora, simply by pressing an onscreen button.

The app also offers users a display of all the files stored on the external hard drives connected to GoFlex TV or FreeAgent Theater+ HD media players. It also allows for the navigation of photos stored on the Apple 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 app will also work with every Seagate media player on the network, and will automatically scan a wi-fi network for any available GoFlex TV or FreeAgent Theater+ HD media players.