Simple Control Home Remote

Simple Control Home Remote

By Roomie Remote, Inc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2017-11-14
  • Current Version: 5.0.9
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 54.80 MB
  • Developer: Roomie Remote, Inc
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 11.0
Score: 3.5
From 267 Ratings


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 V5 release takes Simple Control to the next level. Features • World-class 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 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. Privacy Policy Terms of Use



  • Major Disappointment...

    By Rlrnetwork
    This app "upgrade" is a major disappointment in many areas. Let me start by saying I've been using roomie remote subscriber for many years with a paid subscription and have always loved the app until they pulled a fast one. They decided to come out with an upgraded version 5 and instead of allowing the folks with the existing version 4 to continue using the app and keeping it on the App Store they revamped it to be a legacy app with a new name (now ver.4.11) and now you need to pay $9.99 if you deleted it from your device or want to add to another device on your same account as the previous version is no longer available in the App Store. This is BS on their part and completely unfair. In addition the user interface has taken a major step backwards and modifying a devices remote or activity is totally cumbersome at this point. They have also revised the rooms setup which you now have no option to remove if you choose not to use it. I also went to install the new version on my wife's ipad (because I do not want to pay $9.99 for the old 'legacy' version which I already own on another device), and I am out of luck because it now requires iOS 11 for the new "free subscription only" version so I am out of luck. I feel I have paid for an app that I no longer have access to on the App Store unless I want to pay an additional $9.99 as well as the monthly fee I am currently paying which I will not do. I think I am going to find an alternative to this app as they have really done an injustice to their long time subscribers. Rob
  • No account

    By Dindov
    I would not set up an account to try an app.
  • Great value for money

    By Tomero888
    Great app works great on iPhone X and global cache hub. Too bad you can’t manually add activities.
  • Can’t try app without subscription

    Need to find a remote app among tons of choices and so I need to quickly try them. I don’t have time to create an account for every app just to see if it’s even going to be worth it. Every developer cares about themselves and not the user. Uninstalled immediately.
  • Horrible update

    By Mr. Ceviche
    This update is just not worth it, I’ve been using the app since the early Roomie days and now in V.5 most usefull configuration and preference options have been removed and many available options don’t work as expected. I sent some questions and feedback to the developer but they are obviously too lazy or too arrogant to respond. I pay premium subscription fees for a premium product, I also expect premium service. Unless these guys get their act together I’ll be out shopping for a new solution... Update: Nice try blaming Christmas Day, my message to support was written on November 22 and I followed up 36 hours later and to this day no response. My review stands, very poor support from the developer!
  • Complete garbage

    By Seijai2000
    This new look and control is awful. Give me back something that doesn’t look like a 2nd grade coloring contest winner developed it. You charge monthly fees to come up with this....that’s poor. Documentation lacks and setting up insteon and other services is a complete joke. There are are no setup guides and if this isn’t your full time job you are out of luck. Hate the lack of buttons and knowing what is or isn’t supposed to be one when all there is is text. It definitely feels a big step backwards.
  • Not free

    By Anonymous Nischal
    Doesn’t work only after u pay them
  • Has potential

    By ReviewerKal
    I used to be a long time roomie remote user until their licensing model became unreasonable and I jumped ship to HomeKit and Homebridge (adds HomeKit support for non HomeKit enabled devices such as the iTach). This has been working reasonably well for me. I decided to sign up for a trial of this new release of Simple Control out of curiosity, and it’s very much a step in the right direction. Simplified and intuitive UI and IP control for non-HomeKit enabled devices are the biggest differentiators. Unfortunately there are a few issues/gaps causing me to lean towards canceling the service before my trial is up: 1. Detects all my HomeKit devices, but doesn’t display device status for them. I have leak, air quality, occupancy, smoke, and carbon monoxide sensors which the app correctly detects and allows me to add as HomeKit devices. But once added there’s no way for me to see the status of those sensors, so I have to load the Apple Home app or the Elgato Eve app to see that info. This is the biggest downside to the app. It can’t be an all-in-one “Simple Control” solution for HomeKit yet. 2. Confusion around iTach devices. I have two. I’m sure there are other customers who have far more. The “fine print” seems to indicate that support for these devices is being deprecated, but a clear explanation and alternative are not presented. It would be good for the developer to post a dedicated page discussing decisions which have the potential to affect a large percentage of their user base. “Fine print” isn’t really the best way to communicate such a major feature deprecation. 3. HomeKit scene integration. I have many HomeKit scenes and there doesn’t seem to be a way to leverage those scenes with Simple Control. It seems I have to create activities to accomplish the same thing, which means they’re not controllable with Siri. This makes sense when activities include actions for IP-controlled devices that aren’t HomeKit enabled, but it would be helpful to have scene access within the app regardless. It would also be helpful to allow activities to trigger HomeKit scenes so that exiting automations could be leveraged.
  • Directv hr44-500 support

    By JonnyCanada
    Was super excited to have control of my tv and directv but directv is not working through this app. I have connected it correctly and the IP address is the same (I can even read my recordings on the app) but it does not work my directv at all. I would rate this higher and recommend this app to a lot of people if this could get resolved
  • Two steps forward one step back

    By nguyenhm16
    Good: Been a user since it was Roomie Remote and I like the new interface, improved AppleTV support, and HomeKit integration, which has been a long time coming. I can now fully dedicate an iPad as a remote control, leave it on guided access and control my home theater and the lights throughout the house. Meh: Still kinda unintuitive to set up, and synchronizing between multiple devices is still a trial and error process. Bad: tears through the battery like it was going out of style on two iPads (pro and a mini 2) and an iPhone 6S Plus. Battery on iPad mini 2 running Simple Control on Guided Access, sitting there doing nothing, won’t last a day.