Roomie is a universal remote to control your home theater components supporting thousands of devices – often via direct communication over your home network rather than requiring additional hardware. Roomie also provides a personalized TV guide, and live feedback for many devices with information like your receiver's volume.
Important: (1) Control of infrared components requires the Infrared Control Pack available in Roomie and an adapter available from the Roomie Store. Roomie also supports many devices via direct control over your network with no adapter. Check the Roomie website for detailed compatibility information. (2) Roomie controls up to 2 devices initially, and can be upgraded via in app purchase. Read more...
Roomie Remote is a Entertainment Lifestyle application and released on Aug 19, 2011.
This application is compatible with all devices.
Roomie Remote is created by Cyphersoft, LLC (http://www.roomieremote.com) with an average rating of 4 based on 538 Votes and content advisory rating of 4+. This version 1.8.4 has an average rating of based on 85 Users.
This application does not have game center . You can download this app for $ 9.99 Only and an estimated file size of 13.4 MB
Average User Rating: 4 based on 538 Votes
Size: 13.4 MB
Developer: Cyphersoft, LLC
Price: $ 9.99
Categories: Lifestyle, Entertainment
• IP Control with Automatic Discovery: World class IP control library supports many devices with no adapter required via your Wi-Fi network. Provides advanced two-way feedback support with automatic discovery of devices on your network.
• Infrared Control: High-end home theater code library supports virtually all components when paired with an infrared adapter.
• Extensive Device Support: Over 95,000 commands for thousands of devices.
• Virtual Remote: Roomie provides a remote for any supported device, automatically optimizing each remote for iOS with all of the commands from your original remote and often more advanced commands including "discrete" power on and off.
• iTunes and Sonos Control: Control your music and video library including Airplay to your AppleTV, play functions, playlist selection, position scrubbing, album art, volume, Sonos Pandora playlists, and more.
• Integrated TV Schedules: Provides TV listings for US, UK, Canada, and 14 other countries including personalization of listings with favorite channels integrating with your devices to tune your channels directly. TV listings include program details, graphics, and full cast and crew credits.
• Blu-ray Feedback: Provides interactive position scrubbing and elapsed time displays for supported Panasonic, Pioneer, and Oppo players.
• Synchronization: Configuration changes are instantly synchronized among all your devices via Wi-Fi or iCloud.
• Advanced Macros and Automation: Advanced macros can be created for precise control over your systems. Using the extensive command library, Roomie’s macros can sequence complex command timing over multiple types of connection easily automating high-end home theaters, multiple rooms, or houses.
• Remote Customization: Buttons can be created, removed, and customized to your liking.
• Dropbox and iTunes Backup: Configurations can be backed up to iTunes locally or Dropbox.
• Infrared Learning: If needed, commands can be learned using any supported adapter.
• Serial(RS-232) Support: Rock solid serial support when combined with a Roomie Serial adapter.
• IP Receivers: Unlike traditional IR solutions, Roomie knows your volume, power, mute, input, and mode status showing live feedback for many aspects of your system. Song, album art, integration with receiver iPod and streaming services are also provided. (See Roomie website for supported models.)
• IP Media Players: Integration with TiVo, Roku, Sonos, Boxee, and a growing list of other devices including DirecTV with live channel info. Roomie even provides keyboard support in most cases and graphical channel integration for Roku and WD TV.
• IP TV/Projectors: Sharp, Panasonic, Samsung, JVC, and many more.
• IP Lighting: Insteon and Lutron Radio RA 2 IP lighting control.
In App Purchases
• Infrared Control Pack: Upgrade to support infrared devices when combined with an adapter available from the Roomie Store.
• Home Theater Pack: Upgrade to support unlimited devices in unlimited rooms from its initial support for up to 2 devices in 1 room.
• HD Guide Pack: (1) Expand the TV guide to a full two weeks of schedules with photos for shows, credits, and crew biographies. (2) Enable full screen guide expansion on iPad. (3) Powerful Media Guide for iTunes, Sonos, and VLC.
Started with IP control and soon bought an IR kit to control everything in the media cabinet. Support is amazing and the software works perfectly.
I was able to setup my whole system on minutes and then tweak to my hearts content until everything works perfect. Sharing of the configuration across devices works great too. It is not the most intuitive, but that comes with the territory of power. It is a good balance I think.
I really like this app but it lacks some finesse at times I use it with the L5 IR remote. It sometimes sends looping signals to the remote sometimes it doesn't communicate with it until you run the L5 remote app. Overall though. Good app and concept. The initial setup was a nightmare do to the updating of the database but that has been fixed in the new version. I have some pretty esoteric HiFi equipment so some of the remotes don't quite work perfectly.
Didn't like the unreliability of my Logitech Harmony 900, and didn't want to go nuts on cost. Took a * with Roomie Remote and Global Cache iTach and it is a whole new world! Precision control and clear, consistent behavior! Roomie support is the best! They responded very helpfully to 3 emails in the span of a Saturday/Sunday to resolve my confusion and troubleshoot doing a custom RS232 configuration for my old projector. If you are considering this, do it!!!
Awesome app. Really easy to use with global cache devices! Wish they supported Apple TV better as well as some features with roku and INSTEON hub. Will update rating when better lighting control through INSTEON hub.
This is such an easy app to use. We use 2 iPhones, an iPad and a iPod to control 6 devices via a iTach IP2IR and the system works seamlessly. Having replaced a Logitech Harmony 900, Roomie is so much easier to setup, add devices, customize activities, and use. Plus, any changes made on one device automatically synch with the others. If you invest the time to customize the activities, it will pay off big time in ease of use. And the best part is my wife and kids love it!
Even with my cranky Samsung TV. Much less expensive than systems installed by Installers. Do read the support forums.
Roomie is the only true option for the home theater aficionado. Nothing else can do what it does, and especially not so consistently well. I love Roomie, it's worth every penny and more.
I hope this outfit proves to be more reliable than RedEye. RedEye folded it doors and no longer supports their product and my investment. The set up is easy provided you make all the correct additional purchases needed for the most expansion and flexibility. Get all the add-ons. You'll need most of them. If you can afford a nice a/v system then the cost is reasonable. Support is great and respond via email in a timely manner.
I bought my iPad in part just to be able to use Roomie Remote.
I have been using Roomie for about 6 months now. It took a little time to get it set up but I love the app. It's not to bad on pricing if you compare it to a Logitech remote and you get updates. You will need the itach to connect to your devices.
I've used roomie in my system for almost 9 months and it is great. It has worked flawlessly. The wife loves it and so do the kids. Make sure you know what you are buying there a couple of add ons and extra equipment that you might need to purchase. It's a bargain for what you get. Good support.
It just works ...
First let me say this is a great program. I enjoy using it but if you have any problems, customer support is condescending and when they do help it is very much oriented to "high end" electronics. I ve tried to use their user forum but have had my posts deleted every time I mention not getting proper customer support. Again, good program but don't expect any worthwhile help.
After trying a number of other apps, I am very happy with Roomie. Works great with the iTach boxes and direct integration with my IP enabled devices. The only problem I have had is that when IP addresses get updated because of a power outage or other router refresh, it takes a bit for the app the find the new addresses and update them. Not a big problem for me because I recognize the issue and force the refresh, but it bugs my wife who just wants it to always work. Otherwise, it's great.
Very awesome remote. Well worth the money
I've tried a lot of remotes and remote apps and this one's my favorite, hands down! Super responsive, customizable and useful.
Not all functions are supported through 232. Always on devices do not respond correctly. Takes some tweaking to get right but then it works great. Support is very good and responds quickly.
I have been using for several months. Pretty easy to set up and tackle ip devices. Trying to make everything 1-click for my tech challenged wife -hurray! Ability to back up to Dropbox/cloud is nice for rolling to other iOS devices. Stability has been great overall. Still working on getting IR device to work and will report back on my quest to work with support to make everything work but they did respond to earlier question quickly!
Love to use all my devices
Does everything it says and more
Easy to customize. Great developer support. Can literally do for $50 what other home-automation systems charge hundreds and even thousands for. If you found this app in a search, stop looking and get it.
Love it. Worth every penny.
Roomie Remote has replaced a Universal Remotes unit at our highly automated home and is performing quite well in this environment of high expectations. It isn't perfect, but it is getting close, and it is improving all the time with library updates, etc. The user interface is superb and it is extremely flexible. I believe we will be using it for years to come. I would rate this a solid 4.5 out of five stars but since I can't give it half a star I'll instead upgrade it to 5 stars. This is a great app. You won't be disappointed!
The app on the surface looks and sounds so promising, almost to good to be true.... Well that's because it is! Once you purchase this $9.99 app then you have to spend another $10-20.00 after the fact but wait its not over there then you move past the the app world and you to really invest in some peripherals to the tune of $80+. Are you starting to see the scam here and then based off of a lot of online reviews it never really functions as you expect which would be "correctly!". So if you are curious as to how I am leaning. Save the first $10 bucks, and just be thankful that your devices came with remotes. At least that way you don't waste $10 and you know that when the option you desire arises you will have the remote that does what the device was capable of doing all along. "work".
Roomie is a great remote app that can handle complicated systems well. It is no panacea though. Complicated systems sometimes create their own problems. Both my Marantz receiver and Samsung TVs fail to respond to WiFi signals when they're asleep for instance. Roomie allowed me to devise a workaround using infrared signals for discreet power on commands. Still it can be quirky. There is no cure, so far, for making simple remote control simple!
I love this app. It is fairly intuitive and looks really sharp. Works very well with IP controlled devices.
Does what it is supposed to do. No issues. Easy use and interface.
Just what I was looking for. IRule is more versatile but far too tedious. Roomie just works. My wife really likes the easily understood interface. I plan to expand to every room in my house. Highly recommended.
Easy,simple and very good support.
Great app. Easy to use and the best remote I've used.
Bought this app along with the IR blaster and home theater option. Absolutely love this app and all it's features. The customer support has been stellar to say the least. Very quick turn arounds on any issue I have had. The drop box integration is very convenient for setting up multiple devices. Very well thought out application in every respect. Highly recommended.
Home A/V is completely automated. IP, IR, and serial.
Awesome application and every release includes so much more! Their support forum is also extremely helpful and has a lot of knowledgable users on it to help where ever possible.
Great App!!!!!!!!! Brings full functionality to your IPad, with such easy setup. They really stay on top of the updates as well and quickly responded to a question I had. I would never go back to a Harmony remote again!!!!!!!!!
This app is amazing! Controls everything!
It is getting better and better every upgrade. Congratulations made my money worth.
This app replaced my existing universal remove, plus it added features such as the channel guide. Much easier to program. It takes a bit of work to understand, but is well worth the effort. In the end I feel I got a better product for less price than competing products.
I can control every audio visual device in my house from anywhere. Touching "Watch Movie" turns on all of my AV equipment, projector, and lowers my CinemaScope 115" screen without requiring line of sight. My wife loves that I can search for something else to watch directly in the app's guide while she's watching TV so she doesn't have to stare at the cable guide on the screen. Too awesome for words. Now I want to start adding lighting, thermostat, irrigation, and door lock controls. With Wi-Fi sync turned on, everyone that opens Roomie on their device is instantly taken to the remote that I have open on mine so multiple people can pass control without handing them my iPhone if i leave the room. iCloud sync means my wife and kids never have to know how to program or change anything! I can make updates to the remotes on my phone from anywhere, even when traveling for work, and their devices immediately get updated at home. I knew we had a winner The very first day when I set everything up quickly and my whole family just figured out how to use the app with no instruction. Thank you Roomie for creating to most important app I own!
Perfect and responsive
Using it for a custom show car controlled by ipad. Just what I needed.
This app can literally save you thousands of dollars if you were looking in automation. I built a theater in my basement and this easily allowed me to do what designers wanted thousands for. It's so nice to hit play, have the projector turn on, receiver on and selects the right input, turn on te blu ray player, start the movie, lights dim, volume turns up, etc, all w one click. The recent update with Phillips hue bulbs was exactly what I needed. I can now control all my lighting from within one app
Works perfectly! Does everything it promises.
After my third Harmony 1100 touch screen universal remote died, I searched for a more modern and reliable solution. Roomie is the perfect fit. At first I was concerned that my older devices were not compatible, but it turns out all are supported by Roomie's robust device library. When a specific device wasn't listed, it turned out that a general selection for the brand always did the trick. Each step of the way Roomie provided prompt and effective tech support. This is a great product well worth the cost of the app and hardware.
Would not recommend this app unless you have newer devices. My Blu-ray player is not supported because it's not later than 2011. It also does not support Xbox. Overall it was a lesson learned and cost me $10.
If I was you I would buy it right now
This is by far the best remote app I have ever used. Took a little time to setup, but time well spent. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a universal remote.
Good piece of gear. Controls three separate AV systems in my house using 2 different devices (iPad, iPhone). Shared prefs ensure consistency...
The app is good, but more customization would be a big help and not that hard. Using any devices that are IR controlled requires third party hardware that is way too expensive for what you get. That said, it works very well. Roomie should also sell a physical remote you can load your programming into. I like the feel of hard buttons and even more important, I would like to give something to a guest or small children to control the system other than my iPhone!
This remote is fantastic. I have the full feature Home Theater package and the IR package. I also have this loaded to 5 IOS devices and use the DropBox backup to keep them all in sync. This app works seamlessly with my IR devices and the blaster controls my IR light switch from about 20 feet away. The interface is very flexible and easy to configure and customize. This remote is far more useful than the RF universal remote that I have used for years at about half the cost. I also have speakers in my back yard that are connected to my home theater. This is the first remote that I have found to work reliably from outside the house. No more running inside to change volume or to mute. This is a great app!