Hi there, this may seem like a strange request but is it possible to use the TV Anywhere App to control someone's tv in another house?
My mother is 86 years old and has just had a new tivo box installed. She has rung me almost every day as she has managed to press a button somewhere that brings up a strange screen. It takes ages to get her to find her way back to live TV! I use the TV Anywhere app at home (usually to have a bit of fun changing channels when I am in the kitchen and the boys are watching tv!!!). It would be great if I could use it to get mum's tv back to where it should be when she is in a pickle with it - but it won't let me as I am not on the same network (I am in my house, mum is in hers!).
Is there a way to get around this so that I could use it as a remote control for mum's tv?
Re: Use TV Anywhere to control elderly mum's telly??
Thanks Ernie. Yes, I know it's usually a simple fix ... but it's not always easy to explain it to mum over the phone! Had the same call four days running now! She manages to load up a page that is all about Baby TV ... no idea where that is, never seen it myself! By the time I get the call, she is usually so frazzled that it takes a good 10 minutes to get her back to Live TV .. and yes, just pressing one button can take that long! I was hoping that there might be a sneaky workaround to the not being on the same network business ... just so I could do it for her!! :-)