Roomie | Universal Home Remote by Roomie Remote, Inc (Universal)
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Released: Oct 8, 2019
Version: 6.0.0
Size: 53 MB
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Ranking - Lifestyle (iPhone)

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Roomie | Universal Home Remote

Roomie Remote, Inc
Audio/Video Control and Home Automation seamlessly brought together. Control TVs, set top boxes, receivers, lights, thermostats, and more from a single integrated dashboard.

Multiple Winner of the CEA Home Technology App of the Year Award!

SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: This app requires an active subscription. Free trial subscriptions are offered. Prior purchase of Simple Service is recognized by this app.

INFRARED ADAPTERS: Some old devices may not be controlled directly via Wi-Fi and require an adapter for infrared control. Check roomieremote.com/check-compatibility to determine whether any of your devices need an adapter.

A previous version of this app was titled Simple Control, this major new release returns to our original name and focus on home users.

FEATURES
• The Leader in AV and Home IP Control: Directly control all popular AV and Home devices including all major televisions, Apple TV, Fire TV, DISH, Sonos, TiVo, Kodi, Plex, DirecTV, Roku – automatically discovered on your network.
• Control All Major Televisions: Direct integration with televisions from LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, TCL, and more including app control and guides.
• HomeKit: The only app that provides control of your entire home including HomeKit accessories, seamlessly blending home control with audio/video control.
• Unmatched Compatibility: Over 400,000 commands for IP, Infrared, and even Serial control automatically organized into easy to use activities.
• Siri Voice Control, Siri Shortcuts support, and Amazon Alexa Voice Control
• Sonos: Runs your entire Sonos system. Group/regroup speakers, setup automatic regroupings and control Sonos services.
• Macros+Automation: Sequence precise control over your devices.
• Receivers: Integrates with popular receivers from Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Marantz, and more including receiver streaming systems such as HEOS and MusicCast.
• Lighting and Thermostats: Ecobee, Lutron, Honeywell, SmartThings, Philips Hue, Vera, Insteon, WeMo
• TV Guides: Personalized TV listings for 34 countries. Detailed episode, season, and cast information.
• DVR Guides: DVR control for DISH, TiVo, and DirecTV
• Media Guides: Content guides for Kodi, Plex, Sonos, Kaleidescape, HEOS, and more
• Cameras: Watch Arlo, Ring, HomeKit, RTSP, or other ONVIF cameras
• Live TV: Watch Live TV with HDHomeRun
• Synchronization of your home configuration across multiple iOS devices
• Configuration sharing with other family members
• Automation: Time or device events can execute command sequences such as turning on lights when a SmartThings motion detector trips, or shutting everything down at night.
• iCloud Drive Backup/Restore
• Widget for quick access to controls

Choose a subscription level based on number of devices controlled:

8 Devices — Control up to 8 devices, 1 room, 1 home: $6.99/3 months
24 Devices – Control up to 24 devices, 5 rooms, 1 home: $49.99/year
Unlimited Devices – Control unlimited devices, rooms, and homes: $69.99/year

Unlimited Perpetual: A non-subscription option for perpetual control of unlimited devices for the life of this app: $149.99

* An always-on controller is required for some features such as Amazon Alexa Voice Control. For instance, a dedicated iPad or iPhone could be used that doubles as the remote for your Living Room. The always-on controller can also be the macOS edition of this app. Note that Siri control does not require an always-on device.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Roomie | Universal Home Remote is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + Roomie | Universal Home Remote is currently ranked #30 in paid Lifestyle apps for iPad.
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