1. Speedygi's Avatar
    Can we potentially control our TVs through an app on the iPhone or in iOS, just like I could on my Galaxy S4?
    01-09-2014 10:09 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm sure it's possible. If we can control Apple TVs and cable/satellite boxes then TVs themselves should be possible as well, in my opinion.
    01-09-2014 10:16 AM
  3. rayz336's Avatar
    Can we potentially control our TVs through an app on the iPhone or in iOS, just like I could on my Galaxy S4?
    Yes. There are adapters for doing this, Logitech and Peel make products for this and I've even seen items in Wal-Mart that accomplish that very task.
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    01-09-2014 10:19 AM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    So we must buy an adapter... Okay...Seems like a bit of work..

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    01-09-2014 10:20 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Probably depends on your brands of devices. I know I have apps that can control my Apple TV, TiVo, and Panasonic Blu-Ray player. I bet their are some models of TVs that have apps that can control them.
    Those devices mentioned above basically have a standard IR blaster and the associated apps take your input and send out the correct IR signal to the appropriate audio-video device.
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    01-09-2014 12:30 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    The Direct TV iPhone app has a remote control. Which basically controls the Direct TV Box and not the TV itself.
    The only reason I would want iPhone control of my TV is to switch HDMI inputs from Direct TV to a Apple TV.
    01-09-2014 12:53 PM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It depends on your brand of TV and/or what satellite or cable carrier you have. I have a Samsung Smart TV and Uverse service and there's an app to control each one.
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    01-09-2014 01:05 PM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    I have a Samsung smart TV too, what's the app for that?


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    01-09-2014 01:28 PM
  9. serglb's Avatar
    There's adapters you can buy and apps to download.


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    01-09-2014 02:37 PM
  10. taz323's Avatar
    Direct TV and Comast have have app's that will work.
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    01-09-2014 03:15 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have the app for my Comcast box, but I never use it because it's easier just to use the regular remote, lol.
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    01-09-2014 04:20 PM
  12. kataran's Avatar
    Direct TV and Comast have have app's that will work.
    Yeah my brothers wife in Virginia has Comcast she uses it


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    01-09-2014 04:47 PM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I have the app for my Comcast box, but I never use it because it's easier just to use the regular remote, lol.
    I usually use my Harmony remote but the apps for TiVo and the blu-ray player come in handy when the Harmony is charging.
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    01-09-2014 04:58 PM
  14. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    I use my 5s for a remote with direct tv and it turn my tv on tho
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    01-09-2014 05:09 PM
  15. Aguaski's Avatar
    I assume the original question is related to using the iPhone as a remote within ones own home so my response is a bit outside of the box... but there is an app called Stayconnect that will act as a remote in most hotel rooms. It is a great app if you don't want to be touching anything previous guests in your hotel room touched.
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    01-09-2014 10:01 PM
  16. taz323's Avatar
    I have the app for my Comcast box, but I never use it because it's easier just to use the regular remote, lol.
    Agree, thing I liked about it was being able to set the the DVR when not at home.
    01-09-2014 11:32 PM
  17. taz323's Avatar
    Yeah my brothers wife in Virginia has Comcast she uses it


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    They work pretty good, drove my wife crazy, I could change the channel on her while i was at work. Lol
    01-09-2014 11:35 PM
  18. Speedygi's Avatar
    I actually found this app for Samsung TVs..

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sams...mUvbUpU2168218

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    01-10-2014 01:58 AM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I actually found this app for Samsung TVs..

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sams...mUvbUpU2168331

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    Looks like that app had a recent update that dropped support for TV's older than early 2012. That kind of sucks that they would do that if it was working well before. It seems reviews of the app spiked sharply down when that update happened, so it seems most people were pretty happy with it before when the support had more depth. Gotta hate that.
    01-10-2014 09:33 AM
  20. Speedygi's Avatar
    Looks like that app had a recent update that dropped support for TV's older than early 2012. That kind of sucks that they would do that if it was working well before. It seems reviews of the app spiked sharply down when that update happened, so it seems most people were pretty happy with it before when the support had more depth. Gotta hate that.
    Well, for one, I'm already pretty stoked they had an app for my Samsung TV as it is. For me, anytime an iPhone adds on more functionality it's always one step towards making it more attractive an option for a daily phone. Convergence is always good.

    As for support for older TVs, I would say if Samsung supports them, all the more better. However, that's just the nature of support, devices will get dropped off the radar at some point and that's the nature of the business.



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    01-10-2014 09:38 AM
  21. iKev's Avatar
    I've been looking into the Roomie Remote app. It's pricey, but will control every device in your house if you want it to.

    The app itself is $10. Then there's an in-app purchase of $20 if you want to control devices in more than one room. It is also compatible with the iTach Flex ($110), which is a wireless device that communicates with the Roomie app, and sends an infrared signal to your infrared devices (many TVs, Apple TV, etc.).

    The drawback is that you need an iTach for each room, so the typical three-TV home is looking at a total cost of $360 or so to control all devices.

    I'm still contemplating. $360 isn't a dealbreaker for me, especially when I consider that I spend an average of $80 for each room's remote anyway (I like remotes with LCD [not touchscreen] displays that are virtually infinitely customizable. Currently, my remote of choice is the MX-450 at universalremote.com.

    Anyway, for apps that control all your entertainment devices, Roomie is the best there is, I think. There are also lower-cost apps that are free, but require the purchase of an infrared transmitter (usually around $15-$30) that plugs into your iPhone/iPad.
    01-10-2014 10:22 AM
  22. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Providers applications are usually very useful.
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    01-10-2014 05:40 PM
  23. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I have a Samsung smart TV too, what's the app for that?

    Samsung Smart View


    EDIT: Looks like I'm a tad bit late LOL. Glad you found the app!!


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    01-11-2014 12:26 AM

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