Simple Control Home Remote by Roomie Remote, Inc (Universal)
Released: Nov 14, 2017
Version: 5.7.8
Size: 66 MB
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Simple Control Home Remote

Roomie Remote, Inc
Use Wi-Fi to control thousands of devices like TVs, cable and satellite boxes, receivers, Blu-ray players, lights, thermostats, and many more smart home devices. Free trial subscriptions are offered for new users. An active subscription is required. Any prior purchase of Simple Service is recognized by this app.

IMPORTANT: Some devices may not be controlled directly via Wi-Fi and require a Simple Blaster adapter for infrared control. Check to determine whether any of your devices need a Simple Blaster.

Winner of the 2015 and 2016 CEA Home Technology App of the Year Award! This major new release takes Simple Control to the next level.

• The Leader in AV and Home IP Control: Directly control thousands of devices via Wi-Fi including Apple TV, Fire TV, DISH, Sonos, TiVo, Nest, Kodi, Plex, DirecTV, Roku – automatically discovered on your network.
• 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 300,000 commands for IP, Infrared, and even Serial devices automatically organized into easy to use panels.
• 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 music systems such as HEOS and MusicCast.
• TV/Projectors: Sony, Samsung, LG, Vizio, Epson, Sharp, Panasonic, JVC.
• Lighting, Thermostats, Cameras: Lutron, Nest, Honeywell, SmartThings, Philips Hue, Vera, Insteon, WeMo, and any RTSP, Arlo, or HomeKit camera.
• TV Guides: Personalized listings for 34 countries to tune channels. Detailed episode, season, and cast information.
• DVR Guides: DVR control for DISH, TiVo, and DirecTV
• Media Guides: Content guides for Sonos, Kodi, Plex, iTunes, VLC, Kaleidescape
• Live TV: Watch Live TV with HDHomeRun
• PiP: Watch your cameras or Live TV using Picture in Picture mode on compatible iPads.
• Live synchronization of your home configuration across multiple iOS devices
• Triggers: Time/timer or device events can execute command sequences such as turning on lights when a SmartThings motion detector trips, or shutting everything down at 8pm.
• iCloud Backup/Restore
• iBeacons for automatic room switching
• Widget for quick access to controls
• Apple TV companion app to view Live TV/cameras.
• Apple Watch companion app

Requires dedicated iOS, tvOS, or macOS:
• Amazon Echo Voice Control
• SmartThings Triggers
• Remote Access including remote streaming for video cameras and live TV
• macOS Remote Control

Requires Simple Service Unlimited:
• Multiple Home support
• User Permissions
• Invites for Guests and Integrators

Choose a subscription level based on number of devices controlled:

Simple Service
10 Devices — Control up to 10 devices: $1.99/month or $19.99/year
30 Devices – Control up to 30 devices: $29.99/year
100 Devices – Control up to 100 devices: $49.99/year
Unlimited – Control everything with multiple homes + permissions: $99.99/year

Subscriptions renew via iTunes Account at the selected interval unless auto-renew is disabled 24 hours before end of period. Subscriptions may be managed in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused free trial portion is forfeited on purchasing a subscription.

An always-on device is required for some advanced features such as Remote Access and Amazon Echo Voice Control. For instance, a dedicated iPad or iPhone can be used that doubles as the remote for your Living Room. The always-on device can also be an Apple TV with the Simple Control TV app or the macOS app.

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What's new in version 5.7.8
* Siri Shortcuts: The only AV and Home control system with full Siri support: The Activity and Room Edit panels now feature Add to Siri. All Activities are accounted for in Siri’s machine learning to show up as suggestions. Each can be started or stopped via Siri. Any room also has Play, Pause, Mute, and Unmute intents that apply to all activities in the room. (Siri Custom Intents require iOS 12)
* Voice Control: A new Microphone button on the Action Panel sends voice commands to compatible media players.
* Fixes for iOS 13. [5.7.8]
* Updates for device compatibility. [5.7.7]
* Fixed some cases of TiVo channel changes. [5.7.7]
* Support Samsung 2019 models. [5.7.7]
* Samsung 2016-2018 TV models now provide direct HDMI input selection for most models.
* Samsung 2018 TVs are now fully controlled. Add the device fresh if you added it previously. [5.7.1]
* LG TV WebOS models now properly tune channels from guides. [5.7.2]
* Ring Video Doorbells: Added experimental support for Ring to see the latest video clip from your door camera in the Homebar.
* Support for new iPad screen sizes.
* Activities: Re-ordering sub-launched Activities and URLs relative to other commands in a sequence is now possible.
* iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, Apple Watch Series 4 support.
* Added Apple Watch Series 4 complication.
* iPhone XS devices now use proper haptics.
* Plex Apple TV Guide: Plex can now be discovered and controlled when running on Apple TV. Open the Apple TV from the Devices panel, tap Advanced, tap Discover Plex. The Plex Media Guide will be presented when running Plex for Apple TV.
* Amazon Fire TV: Launch Plex, Netflix, and Amazon Prime apps by command. Also, detection of power status prevents unintended power toggles.
* nVidia Shield: Launch Plex, Netflix, and other apps by command. Also, detection of power status prevents unintended power toggles.
* Search in Media Guides has been added for DISH, TiVo, DirecTV, Plex, Kaleidescape, and more.
* Command Repeat types (Progressive, Constant, Interval) and durations can now be added to commands in the Activity Editor.
* Volume Pads now allow editing button commands.
* Video Camera Zoom now allows much greater precision.
* IP Address of devices can now be edited in the Device Editor even for auto-discovered devices to ensure cases of persistent identifiers changing still allow fixing IP.
* Persistent Network Identifier can now be edited in the Device Editor. This can be useful for specific troubleshooting such as manually adding DirecTV Genie clients.
* Philips Hue lights now use a new icon library we designed for each actual bulb/lamp type.
* Various additional fixes.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Simple Control Home Remote is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + The app is free.
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