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  1. 1 hour ago, Mark Baines said:

    I'm confused by all this talk of the 2019 Nvidia Shield TV. It doesn't have an USB socket so I don't see how it can work with the Flirc.

    When this thread was started, the difference between Pro and non-Pro, was simply a hard drive, this changed a little over the years, then 2019 update occurred, and the little stick thing appeared as a Shield TV and there was a far bigger difference. You will find all prior talk is now effectively relevant only to the current Pro model.

  2. Technically nothing; as it's based on Shield remote, there is no sleep/power button on the remote.

    I should be clear, it's a Sleep toggle, not Power. It will put the Shield to Sleep.


    You can use the remote to invoke the power options menu, by holding the Back button, but that can only be done on the home menu/lean back screen. Toddel wants to be able to to what that offers from any app, rather than having to go back to the Lean Back screen first

  3. BTW a question to Shield users. What is the current Android version on the device? Does it allow installing software from other sources (e.g. from the apk file)? I'm thinking that there may be a way to write a background service application which would then map keyboard input to other input events depending on the application which is in focus.

    We are on Android TV v7.0.

    Yes, you can sideload apks, if you allow it in the settings.

    There are existing Keymapper that can be installed and used. I used to use  Multilanguage Keymap Redefiner to achieve extra controls before I had a Flirc.

  4. I'm not just gonna run Kodi on it, I'll use it for Netlix, HBO Nordic (if they can make an app) Viaplay, SVT Play and blah blah blah... so I want the remote to work in all apps just like the original remote + extra keys for Kodi and apps alike.


    So do as per what you quoted:

    Use the Shield layout for basic transport (navigation, ok, home, back) and then use the Kodi keymap - or just the full keyboard - for whatever else you want to do.


  5. Mapping the Fire TV Home button didn't do anything.

    The Return key on the Remote is akin to Backspace on the Keyboard.

    I was using an Apple wired Keyboard for my tests.


    To mimic the Shield Remote to Keyboard

    Up, Down, Left & Right  =  directional keys.

    Okay/Enter = Enter (Not Enter/Return)

    Return = Backspace

    Home = Start + Enter together

    Speech = Start on nitewulf's Keyboard & Command on Apple Keyboard.

    Volume Slider = Volume Controls


    However, most don't want to mimic the Remote, they want the Controller as it has extra inputs.

    I will have to load a game to see what can be achieved.





  6. Mostly, it appears to work OK, however I've run into the following problems under kodi:

    • the "page down" flirc harmony command acts like down arrow instead.
    • the "page up" flirc harmony command acts like up arrow instead.
    • the "codecinfo" flirc harmony command doesn't seem to generate anything. I'd have thought that it would be mapped to the key 'o'.  If I press it when I'm in a text box (like the search box on google play) nothing gets output.

    After spending hours on it yesterday, you seem to have done the same as me, simply added Flirc Kodi to your MyHarmony setup. You then need to use the Flirc program to make sure keys are mapped correctly.

    So download the Flirc program (site is giving an error at the moment), insert your Flirc to computer, Select Controllers  - Full Keyboard and then program the Page Up, Page Down and Codec Info to the relevant keyboard commands.

    I have Up, Down, Left & Right  using the Shield IR commands and Page Up & Down as the Flircs Kodi commands

  7. Hi, is there any update to this?

    I have just purchased two Flircs for my Shields, and have set one up so far with my Harmony 650 but I am getting less than positive results.

    I have added it as a device in MyHarmony as a Flirc Media Player (Flirc Kodi) and most of the Kodi specific commands do not respond. What device have people set this up as if not as a Flirc with the Kodi profile?

    One thing I noticed in this profile is that Kodi on the Shield will not distinguish between Up and Page Up, or Down and Page Down. There is no Page effect, it still only moves it one point at a time, and not over several items.



    Sorry, realised I had misunderstood how the Flirc worked. I simply applied the Flirc Kodi profile to my Harmony and did nothing else.

    I didn't realise I then had to do the extra key mapping with the Flirc program, all sorted now.


    I now have all that I have selected working except for Full Screen command in Kodi. I have tried both Backslash "\" and Tab which are both related to Full Screen commands, and neither works.


    Not sure if it helps, but here is a link to the Pronto Hex Codes for the Shield - http://pastebin.com/T1m8K61v

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