Universal Remote | Roomie by Roomie Remote, Inc (Universal)
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Released: Oct 7, 2019
Version: 7.0.2
Size: 50 MB
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Universal Remote | Roomie

Roomie Remote, Inc
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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.

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

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.
• Roomie Voice Control directly in the app
• Siri Voice Control and Siri Shortcuts support
• Amazon Alexa Voice Control
• Full intercom-style video conferencing, instantly connect with video to any active Roomie in your home, even remotely!
• Sonos: Run your entire Sonos system, group/regroup speakers, setup automatic regroupings
• Sonos Announcements: Send recorded announcements to Sonos speakers
• 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. See website for supported countries.
• DVR Guides: DVR control for DISH, TiVo, and DirecTV
• Media Guides: Content guides for Kodi, Plex, Sonos, Kaleidescape, HEOS, and many more
• Cameras: Monitor Arlo, Ring, HomeKit, RTSP, and other ONVIF cameras
• Harmony hardbutton remote synchronization
• Live TV: Watch Live TV with HDHomeRun
• Instant synchronization of your home configuration across multiple iOS devices
• Configuration sharing with other family members and guests
• Macros: Sequence precise control over your devices
• 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 your needs:

One Room Basic: 1 Home, 1 Room, 5 Activities, Unlimited Devices
One Home Complete: 1 Home, 5 Rooms of 8 Activities, Unlimited Devices
Unlimited Pro: Unlimited Devices, Rooms, Activities, and Homes. Includes Intercomm
Unlimited Perpetual: A non-subscription option is also available for perpetual Unlimited Pro.

Intercomm video intercom and Sonos announcement features require Unlimited Pro or Unlimited Perpetual. Intercomm features are also available as a separate app.

* 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 Roomie Voice Control and Siri control do not require an always-on device.

What's new in version 7.0.2
• Apple TV tvOS 15 Update: Restored compatibility. Temporarily, some features are not supported (keyboard, voice), and some new features (app launching) have been added.
• Roomie Voice Control! A new method of Voice Control has been added. When activated from Roomie’s Settings, the following syntax can be used. This feature is specific to each device, so you choose which devices listen for voice commands by activating it on that device. Roomie must be in the foreground to listen for commands. All commands begin with “Roomie”. If you do not specify a Room Name, the current room will be assumed.
• watch/play/turn on/start/launch/activate/open/toggle {Activity Name} [in {Room Name}]
• turn off/power off/system off/shutdown [in {Room Name}]
• play/pause/stop/mute/unmute [in {Room Name}]
• skip/replay/next/previous [# times] [in {Room Name}]
• set volume {#} [in {Room Name}]
• volume {up,down} [# times] [in {Room Name}]
• tune {channel name or number}
• Additional TV IP Control: Native control method added for nVidia Shield, Sony TVs, and many more. The existing ADB control methods also remain. Each control method has some features unique to it.
• Panasonic Blu-ray Player IP Control: Current models including the DP-UB820 and DP-UB9000 can now be controlled directly. [7.0.1]
• Fixes specifically for iPhone 13 models. [7.0.1]
• Activities now provide an Always/Never/Default setting for Dashboard visibility. [7.0.2]
• Volume Matching: Redesigned Volume Hard Buttons feature. No longer relies on deprecated iOS components. Volume is now always relative to the iOS device volume. Converts to device volume. Added delay and warning before apparent large volume transitions. We advise taking a moment to learn the new behavior using a source with no sound.
• Lutron Caséta: New and improved control method with much broader support.
• Various fixes to Homebar to support non-HomeKit Shades such as those in Caséta.
• HomeKit Synchronization can now be disabled on a per-home basis.
• Barco projector IP control including display of detected content aspect ratio and crop control for Cinemascope models.
• IP control for Zigen SW42 Plus models.
• Trinnov/JBL receivers now display decoder and mode in the volume dial.
• Wattbox models on recent firmware are now controllable.
• ATV Gesture Control and other fixes (for tvOS 14).
• Automatic Home switching based on actual location. Requires Location permission to operate. Clear or set the Home location in the Homes panel to disable/enable.
• Added location specification in the Homes panel. Various other improvements to Homes editing panel.
• Homes Editor: The device you are on is always listed in the second position for the Primary Controller menu.
• Disabled Googlecast discovery. It's too low value with 2 other discoveries on the same device(s) potentially. Can be added manually.
• Updated TiVo control for changes required by September 2021.
• Device Editor: Show actual HomeKit device name in device listings.
• Device Editor: Tweaked to display room in list when All Devices is selected.
• Device Editor: Allow editing Serial Numbers in Advanced settings. Generally these should not be edited, but can be useful if a device is added manually and needs that information.
• Code Set Editor: Improved code editing field auto-expands as more lines are needed. Monospaced font. Preserves formatting.
• Activity Panel: Room selector menu now uses the room bubble selector rather than a flat menu.
• Room Bubbles now present a home icon at the top to navigate to the Dashboard.
• Unanswered remote incoming Intercomm calls now timeout after 30 seconds.
• Plex fixes for rare scenarios.
• Revised subscription offerings. Existing subscriptions are unchanged.
• Annual minimum iOS version update advanced to 14.5.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Universal Remote | Roomie is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $9.99.
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