Simple Control Home Remote

Simple Control Home Remote

By Roomie Remote, Inc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2017-11-14
  • Current Version: 5.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 63.61 MB
  • Developer: Roomie Remote, Inc
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 11.0
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 479 Ratings

Description

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 simplecontrol.com 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. Features • 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. Privacy Policy http://www.simplecontrol.com/app-privacy-policy/ Terms of Use http://www.simplecontrol.com/app-terms/

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Reviews

  • Thumbs up!

    5
    By Eeat
    Even if there are quirks, and there are but the devs always iron them out, this is the best in its class in the App Store. With the exception of the high dollar control systems, ie crestron, I have tried virtually every app in this category and nothing comes close. This is subscription based but as long as improvements keep coming it is a small price to pay imo. This does take a small amount of tech savvy to get going but once done you can have a total home control at a fraction of what a custom automation system cost. Keep up the great work!
  • Buggy and zero tech support

    1
    By 62willys
    Ive used this app for several years now so I have a fair understanding of how it works. Most recently, had a power outage. A SIMPLE POWER OUTAGE and was forced to pay again for subscription renewed less than 1 month earlier. Tech support excuse,,,, You tried to use our latest buggiest app version, could not use it and went back to the latest version that still worked therefor you must pay again within the older app. WHAT? Tech support answer after waiting days to hear....TOO BAD. Yesterday I changed my WiFi password. 2 out of three blasters will not reset so I can connect them back to my network. Now to use it I need to repurchase $200.00 worth of new hardware. Tech support reasoning. Your old hardware was too old for the newer app. I JUST CHANGED A WIFI PASSWORD!!! NOTHING MORE. Ive used this since the early days when it was roomie remote. It just keeps getting worse. Hello Harmony Hub. $65.00 no subscription and live tech support.
  • The Best Remote Control App

    5
    By manojjpatel
    This the best remote control app, fantastic alternative to Control 4, and Logitech is not even close to this app. Once you get the know-how of this app, it’s the best and most reliable. Add iTach blaster or Simple Blaster for old devices and you have a complete Remote. Yearly Subscription is reasonable and glad they are going with this business modal. So they can stay in business for long... I am using this app six years now (older for five years)...
  • What?

    1
    By Lazy Preacher
    Pretty neat how this update rendered the app completely useless to control my stuff. Many many hours getting it to work just right, ruined. Canceling subscription and moving on....
  • Rich in Features. Poorly documented. Support is a joke.

    3
    By Vjkane
    Not recommended.
  • Now unusable

    1
    By Mel Greenway
    I found Simple Control very useful for over a year. The new interface, however, takes away so much functionality and is so non intuitive as to render the app useless. I’m very disappointed as this is my primary means of controlling my multi zone stereo and entertainment center. Please bring back the visibility that the legacy interface offered. The new interface is a disaster. I speak from the perspective of an engineer with many years of app dev and UI experience
  • Garbage

    5
    By paulexpertis
    After paying for it it doesnt work i dont recommend this
  • App is ok, support is horrible

    1
    By Mr. Ceviche
    Stay away! No support from these guys, arrogant and rude, will ban you from their forum anytime you write anything other than « your app is perfect » Lots of other home automation apps out there that treat you like a valued customer
  • Don’t Believe the Bad Reviews

    5
    By Chris MPLS
    I really can’t understand the bad reviews on this app, most of which seem to be criticism toward the new interface or just negative because this is a subscription based app. I personally love the new interface and to call it “90’s” as one other reviewer put it is so far off base the review should be removed. The new interface is elegant and leaps and bounds better than the previous version. I’ve been a fan of this app since the Roomie days and am so happy to see that it’s still in active development. Everything for me just works and works well. If I had a criticism though, I would like to see the ability to add a device to the activity screen so I can easily pull up the remote for a certain device without having to dig for it in the device menu and the hit “test”. That part is not very intuitive. Also, the hub syncing functionality to sync settings between devices is super confusing, not intuitive and hopefully this can be improved in a future release. Aside from these nits, this app is amazing and has so many surprising features built in. Overall very impressed.
  • Simple idea but buggy and frustrating

    2
    By LASNYC
    Idea: 5 stars Setup: 2 stars Customization: 2 stars Esthetics: 3 stars Customer support: 1 star I set this up for a client and grew several white hairs in the process. It takes longer than their free trial duration to get setup well in a more complex environment. I say complex, but very straight forward. Television AV Receiver SONOS Cable box Incredible it was the simple tasks that the app fails at the most. One of the activities would not want to change names. Also, an Apple TV kept asking for pairing over and over. I purchased 2 of the WiFi blasters and like them. Setting them up was straight forward. But what is the point of having a smart remote if it fails at the most basic tasks? I can’t even tell you if their customer support would know how to address these issues because the only interact via email or schedule a call for several days in the future. If you want immediate satisfaction, this is NOT for you! I’d recommend getting and Interset 422 Universal remote from Amazon. But if you like pain, and are very patient (and a bit lucky) you might get all your devices in there and working. Some free advice for Roomie: improve customer support (or make the trial a month at least) Add customization of the remotes. That legacy stuff is pure crap and looks like it too (They are working on this, I believe) Allow having two separate volume controls on the same pane. If someone uses a receiver, they need to control the receiver and the source (SONOS, for example). I am REALLY hoping this app improves, along with their support because there is nothing better out there. If there was, I would waste my time writing this review and would instead be using something else.

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