Simple Control Home Remote

Simple Control Home Remote

By Roomie Remote, Inc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2017-11-14
  • Current Version: 5.0.12
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 54.90 MB
  • Developer: Roomie Remote, Inc
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 11.0
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 394 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 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 http://www.simplecontrol.com/app-privacy-policy/ Terms of Use http://www.simplecontrol.com/app-terms/

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Reviews

  • Horrible

    1
    By Suzy in Los Angeles
    Horrible. Complicated
  • 5 years

    1
    By Derdddd
    Dealing with issues for over a month. Technical support = on par with Comcast App = when it works it works - not often Upgrades = spent money to fix issues with previous versions which are claimed in the updates and I am still having problems with them.
  • 5.0 still feels like beta

    2
    By Jvoooo777
    The new design is pretty terrible. Seems it’s still in beta. Not intuitive at all.
  • Pay monthly for a remote control...

    1
    By Nickbard
    The Roomie app was great. You could just purchase what you need and that's it. They discontinued the Roomie app, just to charge you again, but now monthly!!! I bought another app and had to make my whole configuration again, but at least I am not paying a subscription to use a remote control!!!
  • Don’t try unless ready to pay

    1
    By TheHeavyWriter
    You can’t just try the app, you need to start an account with them as soon as you open the app and to add devices you choose a plan depending on how many devices you need. Plans start at $1.99 a month or a $20 yearly payment. Very disappointed you can’t just try the app without all that for at least 1 device to try it out
  • Powerful, Elegant, a Gem

    5
    By Chuckk9032
    If you’ve tried to buy or program a truly universal control center for A/V and other devices, you know that it’s expensive, time-consuming, and frequently makes you constantly reliant on systems integrators. I’ve used universal remotes to professional automation controllers and this product rises above everything in my opinion. And the fact that it can use IP control makes it highly reliable compared with IR and RF solutions, although Simple can use those connection techniques as well. The only shortfall I can see for now is the lack of a hardware device with hard buttons, but the advantages of this solution far outweigh that shortcoming. Support is outstanding - responsive and knowledgeable. How often do you see this in a consumer product? It’s easy to see this software core being built into OEM products someday. They have solved many of the difficult issues surrounding integrating many products with dissimilar interfaces and are dedicated to ensuring the product is successfully used by its customers. Version 5 is a significant step up from Version 4, which was a big improvement from the days of Roomie Remote. The team is clearly dedicated to constantly improving their offerings. I’ve never written such a positive review before, but these guys deserve it. I really appreciate what they have accomplished.
  • Dont like that I cannot customize remote

    4
    By Villacostomucho
    Long time user. I love the idea of this app. I have used it for several years to integrate 13 rooms of audio and video all hub-bed out of a central media closet. Nobody comes close to what these guys do for ease of use and control. You would pay thousands of dollars for this control elsewhere. In addition I can interface with 2 components and a lighting control system that use an html database with Simple Control and rs232. Although that took some significant effort at my limited tech understanding. This new design is OK. But I cant customize the new style remote screens. Or maybe I can but don't know how? I would at least like to remove the buttons i don't use. And get better access to the volume commands. Which is a 2 step process currently on my yamaha receiver. This new system does solve a bigger problem. It allows you to set up a dedicated apple tv as a central controller. So rather than multiple devices controlling multiple devices. One hub is configured to control equipment. And the multiple user devices are simultaneously fed back status information. So if I turn up the volume on zone 3 and change sources on a receiver. All the other devices are updated to reflect that status. This also fixes some quirky equipment that couldn't connect easily to multiple devices. Such as my Yamaha multi zone receiver. Weather you have a simple setup or something massively complex. This will work for you. A couple of tweaks i mentioned will improve it. Put all those stupid remotes away and move up to this now. Its some work to get a complex system working. But worth its weight in gold.
  • New Version overly complicated.

    1
    By pandbs
    It seems like the new version is overthought. Alexa integration doesn’t work and it is difficult to navigate. In addition running the Hub on an appleTV is worthless since appleTV apps cannot automatically open on startup.
  • A big leap backward

    1
    By Steve C.
    I’ve be a user for close to ten years from the early Roomie Remote days. I was generally very happy with version 4.5.11 though always hopeful for some improvements. This version 5 is a complete disappointment. The interface design is very poor. My family hates it and doesn’t want to use it. It is not intuitive. I know how to use it but find it hard to navigate and terrible to use and look it. I’ll stick with the old version and look for an alternative. I just don’t understand dumping the interface. To release it without the ability to edit the remote designs is just dump and half baked. Very disappointed.
  • Long Time User, now disappointed

    2
    By spinnbarkeit
    I have been using this app extensively (50+ devices) since it was Roomie Remote. Very disappointed in the new design. If you compare the old design to the new design with someone who has never seen either if them, they would swear that the new version is the older of the two. Also, when upgrading, many of my functions (especially including Roku) did not transfer to the new app. Last, simple hub apparently needs to be upgraded as well, but when it asks ‘Upgrade Now?’ It doesn’t give you the option to say yes or no... just an option to ‘skip this version’ or ‘learn more...’ Please consider a change back to the old GUI. Far more intuitive, better layout, and more closely mimics an actual remote control... Which, after all, is the whole point... right?

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