The release of a Remote Control Specification will provide a common way for an operator’s mobile app to control what the FreeTV Alliance calls "the TV viewing experience on the TV screen". The release is in-line with one of the Alliance’s stated objectives to provide a common set of technical specifications for the television industry based on open standards.
The FreeTV Alliance will develop test suites to support this and future common specifications, which will aid manufacturers implementing the standards. Certification of devices will be managed initially on an operator-by-operator basis.
The initial set of the FreeTV Alliance suite of specifications currently under development include: