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Tourist
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What use as remote for viewing playback video on tv?

I have read that you can’t use your GoPro phone app as a wireless remote for viewing video on your tv while the GoPro Hero5 is connected via hdmi. So, my question is, what can you use and how?  Having to use the camera itself is rediculous. 

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Re: What use as remote for viewing playback video on tv?

Hello @anthonyq3170

 

This is an interesting question, and observation. Yes, primarily you will have to use the buttons on the camera to navigate through media, and camera functions. Additionally, you can also use the GoPro app and the Smart remote control to change modes and perform functions like capturing a photo or recording a video while the camera is in Monitor mode for HDMI input. Have a go at it and let us know how it goes. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

Tourist
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Re: What use as remote for viewing playback video on tv?

Thanks. But your reply doesn’t help. I need a remote for video playback on my tv. What device can I use?