Simple Control Home Remote

Simple Control Home Remote

By Roomie Remote, Inc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2017-11-14
  • Current Version: 5.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 65.75 MB
  • Developer: Roomie Remote, Inc
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 11.0
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 582 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

  • A downgrade from the pre v5 version

    2
    By Bcdavis75
    I have really tried to give the redone app a chance, but for a second time I got a throw in the towel. Personally I find just about everything in this app far less intuitive Then the prior version. This is extremely disappointing given how useful the app has been over the years. I’ll keep trying but I expect to keep being frustrated
  • App should be named mess not simple

    1
    By monochrome1
    This app is anything but simple, the UI is a train wreck, and it just doesn’t do anything well enough to warrant using it, can’t use it to power on/off some devices, so what’s the point if I need my factory remote still?
  • Stands Alone

    5
    By CA-Techie
    This app is the Hotness. I have purchased many iOS devices specifically to run this app through the house using iPad Minis on side tables or wall mounted. It can be daunting how much time is spent building a whole home system that is broadly automated, but it's quite rewarding and this app is so much more straightforward than other systems.
  • Long time user

    4
    By montood
    Long time user. Some functionality has changed so new app takes some getting used to, but probably the most comprehensive app for the cost. A few things I would like to work differently and hope to see those in upcoming releases but otherwise I believe this app has the greatest functionality and integration you will find for the cost
  • Beware

    2
    By Rick Phelps
    This app is ok if you don't mind having to work through allot of issues to get it to work. Very confusing and don’t expect allot of help from the support people. Really look close at their documentation to see if it makes since. Keep in mind this is not for the average person with an average understanding. Don't get me wrong once and if you can get it to work it could be a great program. I did start out with the original Roomie program, I feel this version could be better once the bugs are worked out. They need a video tutorial with step by step instructions. Along with simple written instructions. Read, Read and read again to make sure you understand how this program is set up and works. The last issue is family sharing this in its self is a joke. All you need to do is read the instructions on how it works, however for more money you purchase a simpler version.
  • Longtime User

    1
    By DenverMDM
    This app when it was formerly Roomie Remote was very good and forward thinking. The money grab with paying for hubs and subscriptions, disabling Dropbox support and confusing app upgrades (software upgrade 5) has left me to abandon the platform. Disdain and badmouthing of customers from CEO were final straw. Would not recommend.
  • The worst upgrade of all time

    1
    By hdjsid tkfofkdnaua
    This new app is garbage at best. The visual is a 180 from the odd one and the ease of use is a zero. Hate it.
  • Latest releases crashes continuously

    1
    By AV1080
    Can barely get through anything in the app before it crashes on iPhone X running iOS 12.
  • The worst customer service

    1
    By Lamb310
    They updated the app and now nothing works. Customer service is basically unavailable. No way to talk to anyone. Now this app is useless to me and I will need to cancel and go with another company.
  • Was “Horrible Update”

    4
    By MacIntyre
    Update: We’ve gotten used to the new interface (in fact my wife now prefers it) and since they’ve added the ability to now edit it - it’s better. I would prefer the ability to customize more, but honestly, that’s not that big a deal. Still doesn’t work in my home office as my TV and the remote (and Denon) all get out of sync, but I suspect that’s more my fault (and Samsung’s). However, I did want to comment on support. I had an issue with renewal of my subscription that was preventing the app from supporting our house any more. I submitted a support ticket. I had a response and the issue was fixed inside of 5 minutes. That earned a solid change in ratings from me. OLD REVIEW: It either turns off my Samsung TV when I just want to switch inputs, or won’t turn it on at all. It doesn’t appear to respect the track power state setting for a device (2017 Samsung Q7 QLED). This worked under version 4.x. My wife had a pop up activity with her favorite channels, that now doesn’t work the same, she basically has to use a favorite guide, which is a lot slower. New interface has a lot of buttons we’re not ever going to use and the activity panel editor is not available yet. This new interface has done nothing but confuse my wife, I’m going to have to roll back to version 4.

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