Roomie | Universal Home Remote by Roomie Remote, Inc (Universal)
Released: Oct 7, 2019
Version: 6.3.1
Size: 49 MB
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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 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.

• 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 most of the Americas and Europe. Detailed episode, season, and cast information. Check website for country-level support details.
• 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 or Apple TV edition of this app. Note that Siri control does not require an always-on device.

What's new in version 6.3.1
* Minimum required iOS version is now 13.4.
* Added "Set Room" command for Siri/Shortcuts.
* Improvements to cloud sync and HomeKit sync.
* Device Editor: Added new switch to force relay mode off for a specific device.
* Added channel logos to user image selection.
* Added Samsung 2020 TV auto-discovery.
* Improved responsiveness for Hub Relay devices like Denon receivers and LG TVs from non-Primary devices.
* Fixed Music app macOS re-pairing issues.
* Restarting an Apple TV Activity now always induces a complete reset of control.
* Harmony Synchronization: Automatic discovery and bi-directional current activity synchronization with Harmony Hubs. Add a Harmony Hub to the room in which it belongs, make sure your Activities share the same names, restart your Primary, everything else is automatic. This feature requires an always-on Primary Controller for Roomie, and a Hub-based Harmony product such as Elite, Companion, or Pro. [6.2.0]
* Sonos Cloud Control: We now support two methods for Sonos speaker control. Our original direct LAN control method continues to work well and supports unique features like media browsing. The new cloud control method introduced in this release offers essentially all of the LAN functionality without media browsing. While this is the current parity with other industry software and is all that Sonos officially offers, we will continue to offer both methods for as long as the LAN method continues to work. We want to make sure we offer our users a known-certified control method going forward for Sonos rather than the method we have used for many years that has been extensively refined and is loved by many. We encourage using the original method if it suits you while new users may want to start with the new Cloud Service method. The new method does have some unique functionality as well including the new .PLAYER ANNOUNCE command that allows playing arbitrary URLs for MP3 files on your Sonos speaker. [6.2.0]
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Our verdict: Good
  • + Roomie | Universal Home Remote is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + Roomie | Universal Home Remote is currently ranked #190 in paid Lifestyle apps for iPhone, as well as #292 in paid Lifestyle apps for iPad.
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