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Many smartphones have IR though (my Galaxy S5 has it, and it's a few years old at this point)
Then you just download some remote app like Anymote and you can control any TV/Projector/Whatever
I've used quite a few of these trying to find the right one. This one worked for me on tvs, projectors, and even the air conditioners at school. Give it a try.
AnyMote Smart Remote. It's seriously amazing. I can't imagine having to switch to a phone without an IR blaster, but I guess I might have to get used to it. I've been loving life with a universal remote I can bring anywhere since my HP Windows phone that was about the size of a brick.
If your phone has an IR Blaster, and if you're using Android, I'd recommend this app. There are others, but that was the first app that included all the buttons for my TV that the original remote had, while the others just had generic buttons.
The phone has its own app but it is spammy garbage full of ads.
The app I use is called AnyMote.
Anymote has a huge library of the IR codes for a TON of appliances that use remote controls (stereo, TV, AC unit, fan, projector, etc). Once you select your device (i.e. Sony TV) it will show you all the functions that exist on the OEM remote. You then can create your own "Universal Remote" page that has all the buttons for all the things you use together.
It is a beautiful app with great usability.
I have a widget on my home screen that has a "power button" that will turn on/off any TV in my house, and then two different volume buttons that adjust volume on the different TVs in my house without ever leaving my homescreen.
I can understand ditching the headphone jack because of bluetooth options coming up, but literally everything and everyone still uses IR remote controls (with nothing new on the horizon) so I cant understand how the blaster is vaporware now. I dont use any remote controls at my house anymore (or even know where they are) and I can use it to control TV's at friends houses and at bars too.
I'm using anymote which is a bit pricey but well worth it. I have it launch with a gesture (2 finger swipe up) and use it with 3 TV's and a sound bar. Ideally all those devices would be on one remote but I haven't set that up yet. All those tv's use chromecasts so for me its main use is power and volume control.
Unfortunately, the Kasa plugs don't discover like uPnP or mDNS, it uses a simple broadcast mechanism. There is an Android app that can control these across broadcast domains with just their IP called AnyMote - if you want to observe energy use etc. you can use either OpenHAB or HomeAssistant to also control and monitor them.
Use this app it supports Kasa plugs/lights locally (no internet needed) and is a Tasker plugin.
edit: Other solutions to controlling them through Tasker, is OpenHAB (PC software), HomeAssistant and NodeRed (listed in order of ease).
>The compromise of having fast charging is acceptable to me.
Not for me. The efficacy of a battery charger (used to be cheaper) is much better for my use case. I never have to worry about how long my phone is tethered to a charger. Fast charging is nice... Until you realize that it destroys your batteries and now you can't change them out. The best way to charge a battery to maintain it's health is to charge it very very slowly. So from a technical standpoint (not usuability standpoint, I can admit that fast charging is nice from a usuability point of view) not only is fast charging not the answer to non-removable batteries, it's actually the antithesis to it as it puts unneeded wear and tear on the battery.
>The IR blaster is really cool but the apps were garbage. IR always felt like an experiment to me.
Based on the battery charger link you can probably guess I have an LG V20. I can agree that OEM apps sucked... There's apps like AnyMote Smart Remote that are fantastic and have been solid for... well ever since I had my galaxy S4(Although I have to admit it was missing a lot of profiles that long ago). Even have profiles for my tower fans and other assorted household items. Forget about the macros the app can do to start "movie mode" or something like that (Turn to specific input, set volume, change projector to vivid mode, etc. all in one button press. And one button to set it all back for normal tv watching). But I get that you probably haven't had IR in a long time so you didn't really mess around with it, but let me tell you that it's been done properly and nicely.
Edit: Hey, don't downvote him. Talking about his specific use-case and why something is acceptable to him is perfectly on topic. Just because you don't agree doesn't mean that it should be downvoted.
Try AnyMote. I used it for awhile before getting a Harmony hub and it worked well. In fact, it is (or was) a much better software experience than Harmony but I no longer have a phone with an IR blaster.
It's a client/server combo. You run the server on a Windown PC, Mac, Linux PC, or Raspberry Pi. It has many, many remote configurations for many apps and functions. Very cool app. I give it four stars. They have a separate app that does IR control.
AnyMote has come out with a universal controller that does both.
I did quite a bit of research on this so I'll save you the trouble: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4
No bloat, works with a ton of devices, closest to material available, and customizable.
Anymote has shit ton of remotes to choose from. Ranging from TVs to ACs to Set-top boxes.
Edit: This is the free version
You have been "lucky" enough to have tried the skill at the same time we were working on updating both the skill and the app. If you get the latest version of the app from here and try your commands again, they should work.
Also, "power on" and "power off" get treated like "power" when you don't have dedicated "power off" or "power on" commands on that remote.
For an all in one remote, I use this one.
Works on my Nikon DSLR, cheap fans and multiple TVs, stereos, etc. Worked great when I ran off to take photos and forgot my remote in my camera bag.
Anymote Smart Remote. This one identifies the keys with a UI Query. Can you try it just to see if it operates your TV.
If it does then all you have to do is write AutoInput click actions, one per button. This will be tedious.
We can do voice later.
Sorry my bad. The App was this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4 it will choose Beo4 as the remote and you can than switch to the AVs with the Vtape buttons. But your phone needs IR.
I was considering repurposing my LG G3 as an Alexa-enabled remote control - using AnyMote - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4
I never used the IR blaster much, but I could probably find more use for it now
Assuming it doesn't, you stop using your Wii U for whatever reason, and you have an Android device. Try out Anymote. It works with more than just TVs. Cable boxes, Xbox 360, Xbox One, home thermostat, media center, stereo, etc. The one I linked to does wifi as well if your phone doesn't have an IR blaster on it. (Most Android phones do.)
I can't recommend it enough. Hell, when I go to other people's houses and help out setting up their cable or other things, if I can't find their remote or their remote doesn't have a certain feature I can be up and running in seconds with that app and fiddling with the TV's settings.
I hate this stupid app so fucking much. And it's baked into the rom so you've got to take that one extra step to remove it (System Root Removal app).
But since I've bitched about it, it's only fair if I give an legit alternative:
Look at an app called Smart Remote. It can probably control anything you have. I have already checked and it does have DSLR's as an option and does include the Sony A55.
Huaagh that is definitely pricey. Luckily I found a free version which is probably limited but I can use it as a test at least. Looks very promising -- thank you!!
That would be amazing and much appreciated! I haven't been able to find anyone locally with an M7 or M8.
You can download AnyMote here:
When you start the app, open the app drawer and go to + and Record Your Own Remote. I think there may also be a way to manually export this remote so that I can import it manually, though I'm not sure. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. I've been corresponding with their support on this.
I use Smart IR Remote on my Samsung Tablet; There are two versions and I'm not sure what the difference is besides looks.
Free - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4
Paid - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy&hl=en
I know this app works: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4&hl
You do have a phone with inbuilt IR blaster, right?
Yes, if your TV's remote is an ir type. There may be a resident app on your phone. There are better apps available on the Play Store. I used this one on my M8. No issues.
After Samsung made Peel absolute hot garbage, I switched over to AnyMote. Hugely customizable and works with every device I've thrown it at.
I use AnyMote too, but your phone must have an IR LED on it.
I'll bet that you could integrate the two using Tasker. Maybe. Wait---looks like AnyMote has made a universal app!
Or... get a Raspberry Pi Zero and an IR LED. Yeah. That'd do it.
Best solution is AnyMote. You can create a custom remote with buttons from any other remote. Personally I have one remote for the media center. So 2 power buttons, one for TV, one for power bar, and I replaced the volume buttons with the sound bar volume controls. Not one press, but you can have the two buttons+respective volume controls side by side.
I like Anymote. It's free for one remote. $8-9 for the premium version.
Thanks everyone for the advice.
I'm currently looking into whether I can repurpose an old Nexus 7 I have using the Anymote remote software or Unified Remote to do everything I want. If that fails I'll lay down cash on a Harmony.
I've got an Anymote Home. Works over bluetooth and has a small pod that sits on your coffee table. The app is fantastic, can be customized with macros and works with almost everything under the sun. You csn even make widgets so tbat you never have to open the app. Backed them as a Kickstarter project and I've got 3 of em. They work with iOS too. Check it out.
EDIT: Solution found but not solved yet. For anyone searching here for Yamaha Receiver, the AnyMote app provides a taker plugin that will do this via direct Wifi command. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4&hl=en
Stupid user, unsure of question.
I am trying to send commands to a Yamaha AV Receiver. It has network control and can be controlled by app and on PC via EventGhost. It seems to use POST, PUT and GET so I have been trying to accomplish through NET-SEND in Tasker.
I haven't been able to work it out so installed Wireshark to intercept commands to try and understand what I need to send. I figure if I can copy a few simple commands then I'll eventually be able to work the rest into a plugin of sorts.
The first command I have tried is a power on/off toggle but I cant get it to work. Can anyone point me in the right direction or what I might need to learn in order to understand how to do this. Or even where best to ask for help. I have no programming experience.
Here is what I think is the relevant bit captured from wireshark.
POST /YamahaRemoteControl/ctrl HTTP/1.1
<YAMAHA_AV cmd="PUT"><Main_Zone><Power_Control><Power>On/Standby</Power></Power_Control></Main_Zone></YAMAHA_AV>HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Network_Module/1.0 (RX-V479)
Content-Type: text/xml; charset="utf-8"
<YAMAHA_AV rsp="PUT" RC="0"><Main_Zone><Power_Control><Power></Power></Power_Control></Main_Zone></YAMAHA_AV>
I've just been through this with a Yamaha AVR, though mine was networked. I didn't find autoinput reliable due to the no of steps to get where I wanted and lockscreen. I wanted to shoot off a simple command which I know can be done. I couldn't work it out but I did find a solution and it should work for you to.
Anymote has a free version that allows one device and has a tasker plugin. See if it has your device and test with the free version before paying though. It has bluetooth, network and IR if your device supports it.
AnyMote is great. The full version is a bit pricey, $6.99, but when you compare it to the price of a universal remote..you're getting a bargain.
I have heard good things about Peel Smart Remote although I have no experience with it.
Alexa should tell you what the problem is too. Any further details ? Also, make sure you're using the latest version of the free app (automatically upgradeable to PRO for free for customers of the paid app): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4
For the moment, the free version of the app has a newer version of the Alexa support, which will work. Since you already paid the PRO app, you'll automatically be upgraded to the same features for free.
I haven't seen a better one than AnyMote. It has a huge library of remotes from which to choose, and you can pick buttons from multiple remotes and combine them into one "smart remote." Plus, there's macros.
There you go :)
Used it on my old Note 4 all the time
SmartIR Remote by AnyMote is really good. And full featured.
If you still want a remote control app, I recommend AnyMote: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4
i use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4
i use the free version https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4
It is a widget for Anymote. My phone has an infra red transmitter. That widget controls my TV.
I used Anymote
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4 try this it might have support for the ps2
Take a look at AnyMote
the black bit at the top is the IR blaster.. try this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4
I can't personally recommend any app since I hardly use the IR blaster on my S6 but I've seen people mentioning AnyMote
Anymote is what I use
If your phone or tablet has an IR transmitter, then you could use the app I use on my Samsung note 3. It's called Anymote. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4
i use AnyMote for my remote stuff.
i loved my note 4 until i updated it to 5.0.1. i'm strafing for the new 5.1.1 update!
Have you tried to see if AnyMote works your IR blaster? This is also a Tasker plugin.
You must use smart phone with infra red option.
If you want to save time and effort, install AnyMote It's a Tasker plugin and can control Kasa plugs just by IP.
You can see if the app below supports your plug. I use it to do exactly this with a Kasa plug
AFAIK, the IR recording function is limited to the HTC one M7, M8, M9 but you can try to record IR codes with anymote
Have you tried to see if AnyMote can control it? This has Tasker support, too.
AnyMote is the best to me, there are very few remote apps that actually work sadly.
Anymote never failed me
Maybe this will work for you: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4&hl=en
It lists AppleTV and Mac’s as controllable.
What about a smart phone with an IR blaster? Could he use AnyMote on Android for example?
I use my old HTC M8 phone as a universal remote as it has a built in IR blaster. It controls both Roku, FireTV and my Vizio TV (on,off, volume, input switch) using the AnyMote app. You can add as many TVs, cable boxes or devices as you want. They can show up as separate remotes or you can build your own combined panel.
If you don't have an old phone or tablet with an IR blaster you can buy their blaster. It's a bit pricey, though.
Logitech has something similar.
If you have an Android, get Anymote. Not sure if it's on iPhones too
AnyMote is excellent
I personally use AnyMote because it you can download other people's profiles for remotes and modify them as well as make your own
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4 here's the app I liked to use
You can't use AnyMote with Lineageos? It worked for Cyanogenmod before. I haven't used it on a non stock rom in a couple years though.
It's one of the reasons I'm nursing my aged HTC M8 along. Love my anymote app.
AnyMote is what I switched over to.
I use anymote.
Ako već nema u svojoj bazi nekog uređaja, možeš kopirat bilo koji daljinski da ga uperiš u mob i snimaš tipku po tipku.
Anymote is the best I've found, and controls way more than just TV's and receivers.
Possibly AnyMote. If not I am not sure what else would control it being something so obscure.
You could also try their app without the AnyMote Home: Google Play. Don't know if that allows you to record signals, though...
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