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Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control

Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control
4 based on 877 Votes
Price $9.99

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 Roomie Service available in Roomie and an adapter available from the Roomie Store. Many devices are supported 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 – Universal Remote Control is a Lifestyle application, developed by and released last

This application has a content advisory rating of 4+ (Application contains no objectionable material ). This application has an average rating of 4 based on 877 Votes. This version 2.4.1 has an average rating of 4 based on 68 Users.

Your device must have atleast 41.2 MB of space to download and install Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control. This application does not have game center . Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control can be downloaded and install for $9.99 only

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Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control
Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control
Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control
Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control
Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control
Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control
Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control
Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control

Additional Information


• IP Control with Automatic Discovery: World class IP control supports many devices directly via your Wi-Fi network – advanced two-way feedback support with automatic discovery of devices on your network.

• Infrared Control: High-end home theater library supports virtually all components when paired with an infrared adapter.

• Unmatched Compatibility: Over 160,000 commands for thousands of devices.

• Gesture Remote: No need to look down at your remote, Roomie provides gesture panels preventing accidental commands!

• Virtual Remote: Provides a remote for any supported device, automatically optimizing each remote with all of the commands from your original remote and often more advanced commands including "discrete" power.

• iTunes/Sonos Control: Control your music and video library including Airplay to your Apple TV, play functions, playlist selection, position scrubbing, album art, volume, Sonos services, and more.

• IP Media Players: Integrates DISH, TiVo, Sonos, Kaleidescape, Roku, XBMC, DirecTV, VLC, and a growing list of devices with live channel info. Roomie even provides keyboard support in most cases and graphical channel integration for Roku and WD TV.

• TV Schedules: Listings for US, UK, Canada, and 31 other countries with personalization and favorites integrating with your devices to tune channels directly.

• Blu-ray Feedback: Provides interactive position scrubbing and elapsed time displays for supported Panasonic, Pioneer, and Oppo players.

• Synchronization: Configuration changes instantly synchronized among all your devices via Wi-Fi.

• Advanced Macros/Automation: Macros for precise control over your systems. Roomie’s macros sequence commands over multiple connection types.

• Customization: Buttons can be created, removed, and customized to your liking.

• Backup/Restore: Backup to Roomie Service, Dropbox, and Roomie Agent for OS X.

• Infrared Learning: New commands can be learned using any supported adapter.

• Serial(RS-232) Support: Rock solid serial support when combined with a Serial adapter.

• IP Receivers: Unlike traditional IR solutions, Roomie displays your volume, power, and many other aspects of your system. Song, album art, integration with receiver iPod and streaming services are also provided. (See Roomie website for supported models.)

• IP TV/Projectors: Sony, Sharp, Panasonic, Samsung, JVC, and many more.

• IP Lighting: Philips Hue, WeMo, Insteon, Lutron Radio RA 2, and Vera control.

• IP Cameras: Live stream Logitech Alert, Foscam, and other RTSP cameras.

In App Purchases

• Home Theater Pack: Upgrade to support unlimited devices in unlimited rooms from its initial support for up to 2 devices in 1 room.

• Roomie Service Subscription: Upgrade to control infrared devices. Expand to 2 weeks of guide listings. Media/DVR Guides for Sonos, iTunes, TiVo, DISH, XBMC, Kaleidescape, VLC. Full screen guide expansion. Add Clocks, Alarms, and iBeacon Proximity Automation. Renews via iTunes Account at 1($1.99), 6($9.99), or 12($16.99) month intervals unless auto-renew is disabled 24 hours before end of period.

• Agent Management Pack: Synchronization/Backup via Roomie Agent, a separate product. Control OS X including app launching, screen viewing, mouse control, and more.

What's New on this version 2.4.1

New Features:
• TiVo Program Control: Deep integration with TiVo Roamio/Premiere is now provided including the status of the current program and the ability to set the position in the live TV buffer or recording.
• DISH Progress Control: Hopper/Joey now provide program position displays during recordings and live programs and allow scrubbing to new positions.
• Chromecast Power: Control your Chromecast to power on HDMI CEC compatible televisions.

New Features with Roomie Service:
• TiVo DVR Guide: All Now Playing programs on Roamio/Premiere models are organized for playback from the Media Guide.
• DISH PrimeTime AnyTime: Programs recorded via PrimeTime AnyTime may now be played from their own Media Guide.
• DISH DVR Folders: All DVR programs are now organized by show.
• DISH AutoHop and Resume: DISH is now significantly more awesome with the ability to enable/disable AutoHop and resume or start from the beginning of a recorded program.
• Sonos Source Commands: Many sources including Spotify, Amazon, Rhapsody, and other previously unsupported Sonos sources are now supported via a new command that recognizes services or tracks tuned on your Sonos systems to enable tuning the same stream or track on demand.

New Devices:
• Samsung 2014 Allshare TVs: Added volume feedback and DLNA control for Samsung 2014 TV models. Note that generic remote commands are not part of DLNA. This feedback is also provided for some 2013 models.
• Sony 2014 Receivers: Added discovery and feedback for Sony STR-DN1050/1040 CIS-compatible receivers.

• Synchronization Optimizations: Activity and configuration updates over Wi-Fi are much faster. These improvements require all synchronized Roomie devices are running at least this 2.4+ version and/or Roomie Agent 1.4+.
• iOS 7 Background Refresh: Roomie will now be periodically updated on iOS 7 even if it is not the current app.
• Always Scan: An option to Always Scan for devices has been added. This requires slightly more CPU time, but enables immediate detection of IP Address changes, port changes, and some lighting Manifest changes.
• iBeacon Distance: Threshold in meters for iBeacon proximity detection is now configurable.
• Sonos Groups on Command: .SOURCE SET command now allows selecting a Sonos device master for each of your Sonos devices thus allowing assembly of pre-determined Sonos groups by command.
• Agent Unicast: Commands sent to Roomie Agent are now unicast to allow transmission over VPNs.

• Fixed issue that caused DISH to degrade to low-quality version of a channel in some cases when tuning from the guide.
• Fixed issue that could cause loss of control over long periods of time for some HTTP devices.
• Fixed issue with RTSP authenticated cameras.
• Fixed incorrect iTunes album art in some cases.
• Fixed channel bar fade issue after certain types of drag.
• Fixed issue that caused some programs not to open in the guide.
• Fixed issues with 24 hour international time formats for Alarms and Clock displays.
• Improved handling for Philips Hue bridge resets.
• Various channel logo improvements particularly for DISH.
• Improved placeholder and help for +WAKE ON LAN commands.
• Automatic room switching tuning improvements for iBeacons to avoid unintended room switches.
• Fixed memory issue with live camera displays that would generally take many days to cause a problem.
• Automatic device detection is now faster and much more responsive for all devices.
• Fixed auto-discovery for Sharp TVs.
• Fixes for other observed field issues.

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Not for everyone, but great!

    This app takes a while to set up, but with time and patience it can do some really amazing things. Know going in that IR is not supported without adapters. Past that, it's a great product with some fantastic capabilities.

  • Highly Dissatisfied

    Bought the remote and a 1 month subscription, and realized I need adapters for EVERYTHING. I could go buy a new Harmony remote that would suit me perfectly if I wanted to spend several hundred dollars. I'd really like a refund, it should be CLEARLY stated that a controller is REQUIRED FOR ALL IR controlled devices, not to mention for Apple TV

  • Can't check for full compatibility until purchase

    Selling crap ware, this was unable to control a single appliance in my man cave. Lg smart tv 2014 43in. (WebOS) Lg BR player Verizon set top box Bose cinemate gs 2 Skip this app but a real control. Selling pipe dreams here.

  • Misleading

    This is a poorly designed app, with the sole purpose of requesting the customer to purchase a more a larger package to add more functionality, to support more devices and remotes, which I did but did not sync. Very poorly designed, extremely expensive if you wish to use all the functions and very complicated to use (used iTech). Device database is poor and does not have almost any device. I ended up using Logitech Harmony hardware and software for half the price, ease of use and better support.

  • I was miss lead

    This app never mentioned that it only works for the most modern of devices that have IP addresses or Bluetooth if you have a standard infrared system TV receiver etc. this app will not work without buying extra attachments which you don't want you want your phone to control everything with out all this extra crap or having to buy additional apps to work with this or extra attachments honestly very disappointed I just wasted $10 I'm not happy at all :(

  • Garbage and scam tactic

    Starts at 9.99 but u need to buy adapters for each room and limited to two devices per room. A buy I regret. If they would state up front u need to buy additional adapters and pay more for use if more then two devices it would be honest.

  • Could be great. But..

    Works then stops working. Been going through this for a year now. Same thing still after two years. It just reuses to communicate.

  • Impossible to set up

    If you are a Verizon Fios customer, don’t even try it. Also, I have a new Samsung smart tv and blu-ray player (all wi-fi capable) that you would think would be a simple set up, but all I could get them to do is turn on or off. Documentation/tutorials are minimal.

  • Stay Away

    This is a total rip off. I paid $10 expecting to receive a fully functional remote only to find out I have to pay more to make the thing fully functional. This is a scam. DO NOT TRUST positive reviews.

  • Appalling lack of documentation means you're taking a chance

    There really isn't a way to find out if this app has the features you need without buying it. Better (any!) documentation might help, but the idea that a product as complicated as this doesn't have a trial ability is very amateur. In my case I had to spend the money to discover that my receiver, listed as fully supported, is missing the proper Roomie configuration profile to navigate DLNA server content. After some fishing I was able to communicate with tech support, and they were quite responsive. Nonetheless it is a failed eval that cost $10 and a few hours of floundering, both below par for a consumer application.

  • Buyer Beware. Bait price download tactic

    The $9.99 price tag is a bait and switch tactic. After down loading the app i find it is useless to control my infrared equipment without buying a home theatre pack (an additional $19.99 and additional hardware costing over $80). Result, over $100 to control anything not on wifi.

  • The best best best solution! ($$ hardware required).

    Awesome. Mixed IR control and LAN wifi control. I have Roku and AppleTV attached to TVs. I wanted a solution for single activity control that sets input source, turns on appropriate devices, and allows mixed volume control. Needed to buy $100 worth of wifi IR blaster hardware, and $15 of in-app purchases to get it working but it's awesome and reliable and feature rich. Don't hesitate. Just buy it. I threw away my Logitech Harmony.

  • Arrggh, SHould Have Read the Details

    Want to control more than one device? Cough up another $24.95. Want to use an IR controller? Cough up $16.95 a year. I'm out $9.95 for a useless app that won't do a thing until I start feeding it a lot more money. Bah, shame on me for not reading the details.

  • Does everything!

    A remote that you can find (find my iPhone) and install on all of your iOS devices. I'm controlling a sharp aquos via ip, everything else through the IR controller. It's been a pleasure!

  • Junk

    This app is a lead in app. Complete garbage. If you buy the 25$ you get 3 devices and 1 room. Very limited database. Confusing to use and I'm an IT professional. Buy a Logitech!

  • Stupid App

    This app requires a extra adapter to connect to any tv and also all you can connect to is two devices and to add more it's another in app purchase after you already paid 9.99 for this app. DONT BUY!!!

  • Works well, easy to setup

    Don't care for the newer versions and lost my guide I paid extra for. Deleted from my iPad.

  • Not off to a great start

    The app itself is pretty clean, but to use any IR only devices requires a monthly subscription and hardware?? That isn't gonna happen. I am already disappointed because I won't use anything that requires a monthly subscription. Once the system is built, why pay for IR codes every month? And you need hardware for the IR emitters. Wasted $10. Lesson learned, read the entire website first. I didn't mind the idea of $110 for the hardware, or even the additional $19.99 for the "home theater pack". But once a remote is working, I should own it, not rent it. Back to my harmony...

  • Too expensive

    For this to be worthwhile, you must pay extra. Would like my money back

  • Great interface, easy to setup!

    Have used Roomie almost 2 years. It is very quick to setup, I had a working system in minutes and have migrated to mostly IP controlled devices over time but use the adapters for some things and they work well, Roomie's new gesture interface is so nice and didn't require any complex programming. In addition to the remote it has a great TV guide. Have spent a lot on remotes over the years and I'm totally settled on this solution that I can maintain, will keep up with changes, and use throughout the house. The guides for iTunes, Sonos, and others makes this app its own category.

  • Slick ...Well supported

    Nice interface. Intuitive with a little experimentation and powerful with some research and effort. Developer is top notch with good communications and genuine concern for user support. Great product!

  • Don't waste your money

    No direct control for set top cable box No direct control for Apple TV

  • Better than irule and easier to program

    Roomie has come a long way

  • Awesome

    Replaced 6 remotes with one app. Genius!

  • Great Product - Great Value

    I don't know what ArianOnline is doing, but Roomie Remote controls Apple TV just fine. I use it every day. In concert with the iTach infrared products this system is infinitely configurable. Way more capable than any configurable remote. Highly recommended. The only negative is their documentation is very limited. Support is available via web forum and the company is very responsive.

  • Fantastic!

    This app rivals the best high end universal remotes I've seen. I have a sophisticated system that includes a Samsung 65', Xbox, Apple TV, Denon receiver, and a Wifi to Ir converter. Has worked great for several years now.

  • Roomie controls 3+ systems for me….

    Updated - Closing in on ten months use and I cannot imagine losing this. This is really good software and if your devices IP manageable, Roomie is worth every penny. I still wish they had a way, or encouraged other users, to show clever examples of macros and custom remotes. Written Sept 2013….Since there are no half stars, I rounded up to 5. This is more than an app, this is really good software and getting better with each release. I'd give it a 4.5 as it would benefit from a couple of things noted at the bottom. I needed an RF system so that I could control audio on the patio and some equipment behind a cabinet door or in another room. Roomie for about half the cost of a URC IR to RF remote solved the problem. The interface won over the wife as I create custom workflows. Having been a customer through one upgrade, it's very good and only getting better. Here's the control. Patio… I have a SONOS Connect and Yamaha 710, Zone 2, connected and can access it from anywhere on the deck. The UI to change tracks, access pandora or move to the LINE IN to connect with TV is flawless. Even better, the workflows created are wife friendly and she can turn it on/off with minimal training. Master, Same Sonon and Yamaha 710, Zone 1 along with an Oppo as a source from another room. Roomie controls the Oppo and all of the Yamaha functions. One trick - when turning everything off in the Master, Roomie moves the Yamaha back to the HDMI Input 1 so the TV can pass through making the wife very happy. Family Room, the Oppo is connected to another Yamaha and a Samsung TV. There's SONOS here too, Apple TV, xBox. The Samsung is a little flaky on IP access and needs to be moved to a static IP address or better, serial interconnect. Full disclosure - I don't worry about the Apple TV, I use there remote. Regardless, the control is far more intuitive than the URC Remotes and better than the Yamaha remote. Kitchen, theres a ZP 100 in the Kitchen… The Roomie interface is just about as good as the Sonos. Since I'm moving frequently from the Deck to the Kitchen, the room switch to me is a bit easier. I've turned to Roomie twice with issues, one related to a hiccup created by the June upgrade. After some typical email exchange and a couple of pictures, there was a revision correcting the issue on the app store perhaps as quick as a week later. What would seal this up being a full 5 Star software package? First, some better instruction on getting started would help however it is pretty simple once you dig in. Roomie would also benefit from creating a user portal where users could share workflows, examples of custom remotes and other creative ideas. If you've read this far, I trust you get it - this is very good software. Outside of being a customer, I have no involvement with Roomie other than nudging them to keep innovating.

  • Not ready for the rest of us

    While I'm sure the tech savvy out there have experiences that are far better than mine, I found this app to be unusable by those of us without that kind of expertise. Beware that there are no instructions as to how to configure this package, and the tutorials on the website are little more than ads for the wonderful but (to me) inaccessible features. When I tried to access help through the Roomies website, all I got was a snotty reply telling me I didn't fill out the form correctly (apparently I used their pull down selections that were placed in error on their form). While I'm sure this app works well for the programmers out there, DO NOT download this and the relatively expensive in app purchases needed to make it "function" if you are not a techie. Wait until some at least posts some usable tutorials on You Tube.

  • Required hardware is unreliable.

    Required hardware (globalcache) is garbage. Wifi setup is a pain, and units loose connection. My first unit stopped working after 6-months. Second unit didn't work out of the box. Returned that, and the third unit doesn't work. Life is too short to waste on unreliable junk. I give up on this.

  • What they don't tell you...

    After using it for six months it stopped working because I had to resubscribe to RF codes. So on top of the app price and the hundreds on IR blasters, you have to pay $17 bucks a year to continue to use this app. That is not right. If I wanted updates, no problem I would pay. But to stop working is simply stupid. Can't wait to see other options apple will promote after WWDC.

  • Best solution if you need control out of IR range

    My AV equipment is in a closet not that close to the TV. I tried a lot of ways of controlling things - URC, harmony RF, etc. Roomie and some iTach boxes are the only thing that really worked. It's expensive for an iOS app (you need to buy more in app purchases to make it useful for a reasonable size system), it's less expensive and way more flexible than universal remotes. You can even run it on all your devices. Roomie is also a joy to setup compared to anything else and is easy for anyone in my family to use. This app makes me feel smart, while most others made me feel dumb.

  • Great Remote App

    Simplified my life.

  • Never worked!

    The hardware recommended wasn’t even “discoverable” from 10’. No return policy. Buyer beware.

  • My Most Used App By Far

    I've been using Roomie for several years now and am happy to report that it continues to get better with every release. Unlike other apps on the store, Roomie has seen steady advances over the years. They deliver new features, device support and bug fixes on a consistent basis. For the money, no other solution on the market even comes close to the level of configuration and control that Roomie offers. For those out there complaining of small subscription fees and additional hardware purchases, I would challenge them to find a better (or even equal) solution in the same ballpark as Roomie. One of the most powerful features is the ability to configure Roomie from within the app itself. This is a simple idea, but so many other solutions fall short here. The amount of time saved and ease of use this adds is huge, as Roomie isn't dependent on any other software for its operation. This does add a bit of additional complexity to the app, but it's worth it for the convenience provided. Any problems or issues encountered have been quickly resolved through support requests or by using the Roomie app forums. This is a nice touch for more involved users with complex configurations. And I love being able to get a response from a human in a reasonable time frame. They are even willing to listen to ideas for new devices and features. In terms of features, there are far too many to list here. The ones I like the best are 2-way feedback from IP enabled devices, integrated TV guides and the XBMC media browser. Having all of these together would be worth the cost alone, but there is so much more provided in addition to these. Roomie has raised the bar for home theater and automation control. Keep up the great work and keep those updates coming!

  • Total Rip-Off

    This App is a complete and total rip-off. DO NOT PURCHASE!!! I would have been better off taking my $30 and lighting a match to it. When I asked for a refund I was told to take a hike.

  • A Wonderful Thing

    Roomie Remote is an amazing achievement. It strikes a wonderful balance between power and ease of use. The learning curve for other family members to use it once it is set up is insignificant. Once you get the hang of it you can add new devices to your configuration in a matter of minutes. It has built-in support for almost everything IR I have and what it doesn't have I have had it easily learn via the iTach. It makes it child's play to add custom logos and images for devices. The automatic wireless propagation of the configuration between iOS devices saves a lot of time. It's so good that I've finally kicked my Philips Pronto to the curb. Lastly, the Roomie Remote folks keep up with new consumer electronics devices in the marketplace like no other company I have ever seen.

  • Amazing functionality

    Roomie Remote is one of the best home automation systems I've used. The interface is extremely polished, IP interaction is great and the IR support through iTach works perfectly. Setup and troubleshooting is a bit convoluted but their support is great and the forums are full of information. The ability to scale your needs through in-app purchases keeps it as streamlined as needed. Couldn't recommend it enough!

  • Need yearly membership to work

    For any infrared remote (tvs, Apple TV etc) requires you to buy a yearly membership. Wasted $10. Also very confusing app.

  • Great app

    Very useful

  • Read the description completely

    No trial to see if it is worth it. The 9.99 lets you add 2 devices. If you want to add more then you have to buy another pack for 19.99. I figured the upgrade would be less than the initial purchase. Not the case...its twice the price, but of course they do not tell you that. I get that universal remotes cost more, but they should have been more up front about the add on costs. Seems to work, but not willing gamble with another $19.99 to find out.

  • Throw Away All Your Universal Remotes and Get Roomie

    This app is the neatest thing I have purchased since I purchased my first iPhone. And I thought the adaptive cruise control on my new Durango was impressive! I was able to add all my IP controllable devices in just minutes using Roomie’s auto detect capabilities and I didn’t even need to know what IP even was. In just a few minutes I was able to create my first few activities (scripts of control) together. I knew they weren’t perfect but after a short learning curve and an easy editing process I was able to optimize them within the hour. As a newbie I thought I would need and want the option of using the manual remotes but with some innovative use of activities I doubt I will ever use them. I did have need to get a question answered and the customer service is as good as the app. I received a reply within hours late on a Saturday night. Overall I am very impressed. Another reason this app is so great is evidenced by the complete representation of compatible devices. For example the command list for my Denon AVR includes functions that I haven’t used since I first set up my receiver. The look and feel is perfect for me. I’m so tired of developers jumping on the flat iOS 7 theme I could puke. I especially like the white on black or icon on black look of this app in a dark room. Keep in mind that if you have more than two devices you will need to purchase the Home Theater Pack. Even with this additional cost this app is worth every penny. Roomie is so versatile that I believe it has the capability of becoming the central control of my home and not just my home theater remote!

  • Lag

    This new version has added significant lag over previous versions on my iPhone 5. Also, momentary freezes that weren't there before.

  • iOS 7

    Would like an iOS 7 Style redisign, this "old real remotes" doesnt feels good nowadays and doesn't use the ipads screens as really can. The remote design needs to be SO MUCH MORE FLEXIBLE!! And please add Brazilian cable provider Net tv.

  • Be prepared to spend more

    It seems like a really good app, but it'll cost you more than the $10 to use all the functions and features available. I will not be purchasing the options and pry just wasted $10.

  • Don't waste your money

    You'll spend way to much for this. The 10 bucks gets you pretty much nothing. Keeps adding up in in app purchases. Now to try and get my cash back.

  • Almost $200 wasted

    I got all the add-ones for this remote to be used by my iPhone and ipad as well as my wife's iPhone and ipad. I have spent months with customer service trying to get the remote to work on a consistent basis but to no avail. The hardware that you can buy is awesome, I have tri and simple. The app has never consistently worked. I cannot give this app a good review. Additionally, customer service forced me to remove my negative review of the app in the App Store before they would help me (they called me a "app terrorist" and gave me a paternal dressing down). Kind of shady but I can see their motivation. After almost 8 months of working the issue (2 sets of hardware, 3 different routers, and 1 new iPhone) I just resigned to the fact that I should have bought a harmony universal remote. Note. I have a pioneer receiver, Panasonic TV, and insignia bluray player. All of these components were found in the roomie store under one of the in-app purchases.

  • Ripped Off! 😡😡😡

    Buyer beware. You have to pay for every option to use this remote. After you buy the app, you have to pay more to add more devices and options. Don't get ripped off like I did.

  • Must have app!

    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 feel cheated

    So I paid for the app. Paid for the home theater and another "pack" bringing the total to around 40 bucks. So NOW instead of the company adding profiles for new equipment as it becomes available, I have to pay a yearly "subscription"? No thanks. If I'd have known that when I purchased this app, I would have looked elsewhere.


    I LOVE this app ! ! keep up the great work.....

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