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Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control

Roomie Remote – Universal Remote Control
4 based on 1,088 Votes
Price $9.99

Roomie is a Universal Remote for home theater and automation that uses WiFi to control thousands of devices like TVs, cable and satellite boxes, receivers, Blu-ray players, lights and thermostats. Roomie controls 3 devices initially. As your system grows, device packs can be added via in app purchase.
IMPORTANT: Some devices may not be controlled directly via WiFi and require a Roomie Blaster adapter for infrared control. Check the Roomie website to determine whether any of your devices need a Roomie Blaster and for more information about Roomie. 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 1,088 Votes. This version 3.3.0 has an average rating of 4 based on 16 Users.

Your device must have atleast 56.8 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

If you have any problems on in-app purchase, found bugs, questions, comments about this application,
you can visit the official website of Roomie Remote, Inc at http://www.roomieremote.com

Support Languages

English, American , French , German , Spanish

Categories

Lifestyle , Entertainment ,

Screenshots

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

Winner of the 2015 CEA Home Technology App of the Year Award!

Features

• IP Control + Auto-Discovery: World class control directly via Wi-Fi for thousands of devices including AppleTV, Fire TV, DISH, Sonos, TiVo, Nest, Kodi, Plex, DirecTV, Roku – automatically discovered on your network.

• Gesture Remote: Don't look down at your remote! Use gesture panels to prevent accidental commands.

• Virtual Remote: A single remote for all of your devices, automatically optimized with all commands from your original remotes and additional commands to make everything work together.

• Unmatched Compatibility: Over 220K commands for IP, Infrared, and even Serial devices.

• iTunes: Includes Airplay control, position scrubbing, album art, volume, and more.

• Sonos: Runs your entire Sonos system. Group/regroup speakers, setup automatic regroupings and control Sonos services.

• Synchronization: All devices are automatically synchronized via Wi-Fi.

• Macros+Automation: Sequence precise control over your devices.

• Customization: Remotes can be customized with your own buttons, graphics, and commands.

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

• IP Receivers: Displays volume, power, and many other aspects of popular receivers from Yamaha, Denon, Onkyo, Marantz, and more. Integration with receiver streaming services.

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

• IP Lighting: Hue, Insteon, Lutron Radio RA 2, Vera, Smartthings, WeMo.

• IP Cameras: Watch Logitech Alert, Foscam, any RTSP camera live.

In App Purchases:

10 Device Pack

Upgrade Roomie to support as many devices as you need in packs of 10.

Roomie Service Subscription

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. Includes:

• TV Guides: Personalized listings for 34 countries integrated with your set top to tune channels. Detailed episode, season, and cast information.

• Media Guides: Content guides for Sonos, iTunes, Apple TV, VLC, Kodi, Plex, Kaleidescape

• DVR Guides: DVR control for DISH, TiVo, and DirecTV

• iBeacon Proximity Actions and Triggers

• Roomie for Apple Watch

• Agent Management for PIN locked configurations and OS X control

• Infrared control for non-Roomie infrared adapters

• Clocks and Time/Timer based activity execution

• One-Click Backup

Roomie includes Proximity Automation features that optionally allow location updates in the background. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New on this version 3.3.0

3.3.0 New Features:
* Samsung 2014/2015 TV IP Control: Smart Hub models are now controllable directly. Note that no Samsung TVs of any generation can be powered on via network control so a Roomie Blaster is always recommended. This new IP control provides network control once the TV is turned on. See the Roomie Website for up to date compatibility information.
* CasaTunes Media Server: IP control and Full Media Guide also included with Roomie Service.

New Features with Roomie Service:
* Roomie for Apple Watch: Rooms, Activities, and Virtual Remotes are now accessible directly from Apple Watch!
* TiVo Roamio/Premiere Recording: OnePass recordings and one-time recordings can now be scheduled right from Roomie’s guide.
* TiVo Roamio/Premiere OnePass Management: Editing and management of your existing OnePasses.
* Apple TV Media Guide: The Movies, TV Shows, and Music accessible from your Apple TV may now be played directly from Roomie’s Apple TV Media Guide.
* Apple TV iTunes Guide: Additionally, iTunes content can be automatically redirected to your Apple TV.
* DISH DVR Recording: DISH Hopper/Joey users can now set programs to record from the TV Guide.
* DISH DVR Timers: Timers can now be edited.

New Devices:
* Amazon Fire TV: Both Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are now auto-discovered and controlled via IP including keyboard support.
* LG TVs: LG Smart TV and WebOS models with IP control from 2011 forward are now auto-discovered and controlled via IP including mouse and keyboard control. LG TVs cannot be powered on via IP, so most scenarios will require additional control such as a Roomie Blaster.
* Dune HD Players: Feedback with position set/status is now provided.
* Mede8er X3D Players: Feedback with position set/status is now provided.
* Mirage Multizone Amplifier with Zone Audio.
* Russound C-Series Multizone: Volume for all zones.
* Shinybow LCM Switchers.
* Lutron Homeworks and Homeworks QS: Added feedback support.
* Denon HEOS: Discovery and control of HEOS Media Players.

If you feel generous and have a couple of minutes, please leave a review. It makes a huge difference to us. We live for this stuff. Thank you in advance!

Recent Reviews and Comments


  • Confusing and cumbersome

    Don't waste your money, and more importantly your time. Yuck.


  • Lacking

    Good potential but lacks in a variety of ways, especially when trying to control a Vizio Sound Bar!


  • No Such Thing As Tech Support

    Good app if your a network engineer. If your not very tech savvy you will hate it. Forget about any tech support, there is none. Tech support responds to nothing. I've heard them called jerks but I can't say that's the case because I have had no contact with them. They do not even respond to simple, straightforward, yes or no questions. The app is good at what it does but not everyone will be able to figure out how to use it. And buy the way, I paid for this app and a subscription so stop with the pop up adds to rate Roomie. Here's your rating. I stand corrected, tech support will respond during a trial period, after that forget it.


  • 50k or Roomie

    Great great product!! You can pay a home automation/theatre company thousands (maybe 100s of thousands) or purchase Roomie and its add-ons, and frankly, end up with just as good or better control of your home! Keep up the great work guys!


  • Whole home control

    This type of system literally costs thousands of dollars and requires professional installation with Savant, Control 4 or Crestron. Roomie costs $10, plus $20 for 10-device packs and $17/yr for the guide service. Even with the $100 Blaster for old IR controlled gear, Roomie is a fraction the cost of competing systems. The biggest value for me is the guide service. Seeing what is on TV without blocking the picture is very useful. Once you have guides, you can not live without it. I don’t think guides are even an option with most of the big buck systems. My family loves Roomie.


  • Great app, great features

    Great features. Great app. Lots of different options and customizations available.


  • Great app for advanced AV users, tech support are JERKS!

    This would be a five-star app if the technical support people were helpful or at least kind in their interactions with their customers. You almost get the feeling they actually hate their customers. If you are a seasoned AV person who is willing to risk paying for all these additional and reoccurring add-ons then this is an excellent app. It is by far the best in the market but it is not without some quirks. If you have multiple users in the home trying to control identical devices, it doesn't like that. For a bachelor or single-user it is absolutely amazing once you figure out how to get it set up.


  • Overall a top app

    This is not a simple app to set up. It will let you do a lot if you are patient and willing to read some of the post. A few time I found my self emailing tech support, they were quick to answer. In the end I set a custom remote, with unique icons. You do need to search for the icons. But very adaptable. The cost is not bad actually a bit cheap if you compare it to top universal/ programable remotes.


  • Impressive number of supported devices

    Have used Roomie for 3 years now. 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 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 AppleTV, Sonos, and others makes this app its own category. AppleTV IP Control is amazing.


  • Awful app

    Setup is next to impossible. Watch app is useless. Wouldn't use it even if it was free. Let along $10. They need to pull this app and issue refunds.


  • Horrible setup documentation and worst support ever!

    very complicated to configure. Documentation provided is awful. There is no telephone support, only email or user forums. Even if your device is on the supported list it may not work. For such an expensive app this is a big ripoff. Now you have been warned... Buyer beware!


  • Awesome app!

    This app was the missing link to tie all my home automation together. Love it!


  • Ok, much too expensive!

    It only lets you connect with 3 devices without paying (in addition to the app purchase price) and then wants you to pay an additional $20 for a few more devices. It also wants you to pay a monthly/yearly subscription ($2/month; $17/year) for many features. And you need to buy a $109 IR blaster to control most devices (including some internet connected smart TVs, such as mine). Soon you could be paying $150 for a slight convenience! Not worth that price in my opinion.


  • Apple watch cant select Input Sony tv

    Update: Nothing works on the AppleWatch with the new update. Now I cant even turn the TV off with iPhone app or AppleWatch ----- I have a Bravia XBR-49X850B Tv and when I try to select the input from my Apple watch, nothing happens. Change this and I will update my review to 5 stars. ----- Update: The app is so buggy on my apple watch. Currently I can only use the app to turn the tv on and off, none of the other features work. It is not worth renewing my subscription again till all the features work. ----- Update: With the latest update the "input" issue has been fixed for the Apple watch. The app works well as long as it remains opened. Closing the app (close completely) and reopening it in the Apple watch, I am stuck with the "Living Room" screen. Nothing else shows. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app fixes the issue till you close the app on the Apple watch again. After you close the app it will never work again.


  • Just a great remote

    Amazing that it can handle all the possible system permutations so adroitly. I have a complex set up, a mix of old and new equipment, and Roomie makes it work like they were a single unit. Installed it on an IPad mini, and it's the ideal, failproof remote. I mean it's been installed for over a year, through various updates, and it just works flawlessly. Oh, and tech support listens and answers your emails.


  • The last remote you'll every need!

    First off let me say the support staff is absolutely fantastic! Before I had three remotes, four different apps, and now it's all consolidated into one app. The blaster is a bit pricey... But if you don't like clutter this thing is for you!


  • Best App Out There

    After spending a ton of money on other options, Roomie turned out to be the best solution out. I love the proximity feature (auto changes the room as I enter). Runs every device via network or Global Cache. All I can say it just works.


  • Great remote system

    Best universal remote system around. Make sure you take the time to set it up well. The remote creation is pretty intuitive. Much better than any Logitech remote I've used even the top of the line models. You will spend around $200 to get this set up but it's a bargain compared to $400 Logitech remotes or custom remotes which start around $800. If you want to get rid of the dozen or so remotes lying around the room then this is the best option.


  • Needs A Lot of Work!!M

    They must be paying people to give good reviews (in my opinion). This app is very misleading and just doesn't work as advertised. It doesn't control my Samsung TV or my Onkyo properly. Although I was told they would be updating the app to control my Samsung months ago, it still hasn't happened. Sometimes it lets me control the volume, other times it doesn't work. I also can't turn the TV or receiver on or off with these remote app. I tried contacting the support contact and the person I spoke with was absolutely no help. Save yourself the money, because you'll still need your different remotes. I This has been a frustrating experience!!!


  • Junk

    Do not purchase this does not work I would give this a-4 stars just burned $10.00 and will not get it back. I which Apple would have more control over the apps they sell


  • Unparalleled home theater control

    Having spent tons of time and money on various lesser solutions, I've settled on Roomie because of its ease of use, huge library of supported devices, and incredible technical support. Yes, it costs a bit of money and requires some AV knowledge, but it's cheaper and way more powerful than other solutions that I've tried. The icing on the cake is the Apple Watch app that they recently released. By far it's the most useful app that I've used on the watch so far. Keep up the awesome work!


  • Total ripoff. Avoid. Asking for refund

    I have download hundreds of apps over the year and I have never been so annoyed. Not only the app is badly designed it disingenuously telling you that it works with apple watch (but requires an additional subscription). For Sonos it counts every speaker as a device (another $19.99). Shocking.


  • The Best

    With so many different remote control A/V products in the house (Roku, Apple TV, etc) it's become impossible to control them all with one interface. Until now. I've tried so many products, including the expensive Logitech Harmony products. But nothing did it all until I got Roomie. Even with additional licenses, there is no other product on the market that does it so simply for such a low cost. Awesome job!!


  • Deceptive. Need subscription to use watch app.

    For no good reason this app developer is greedily preventing the use of the apple watch companion app unless you buy a subscription. Otherwise I'd give it five stars.


  • Great IOS and Apple Watch App

    I use it everyday and have set it up in two different rooms and it always works GREAT love using my watch to control my system...looking forward to more updates to come Thanks for a great design!!!


  • Doesn't Work

    Can't control IR devices


  • Useless

    Not worth the price Gets you to download then $10 for actual usage


  • No

    Bought this app. Didn't know everything had to be connected to the Internet. Nothing worked, period. Waste of $10. Want my money back


  • Very Capable

    This app supports so many devices and is very capable. I stopped using my universal remote and use this instead.


  • I use it everday

    This is definitely an app that I use everyday. Keep up the good work guys.


  • Amazing remote

    I haven't touched a remote in a year. Love it!


  • Anything over 2 devices costs more!

    If you are a techie or have several pieces of AV equipment don't use it. I paid for a subscription then you have to pay before you can even see if it will find the device and control it. Don't waste your valuable time and money. Look further.


  • Works well, easy to setup

    Don't care for the newer versions and lost my guide I paid extra for. Gave it another try and hate now. Deleted from my iPad.


  • Don't Buy for  WATCH

    Don't buy this for  WATCH. Listed at $10, the price is already high. But when you add in that  WATCH support is only available with an in app subscription its robbery. This app is pretty much useless at the initial $10 price. It would be one thing if it were free and you had to pay for things in the app. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS APP, or at least consider it a $50 app, not a $10 one.


  • there's a catch...

    3 device max or pony up another 20 bucks


  • Great updates

    The app is still the best DIY universal remote and automation app. The licensing is still confusing but there isn't any better solution out there. The addition of AppleTV IP support and native keyboard is awesome.


  • For obsessives by obsessives

    This amazing app tamed my complicated AV system. It is frequently updated with cool new features - for example, opening the panel for my Apple TV now opens an additional panel that list all the media on my iMac! Another example: my Yamaha receiver has Pandora, and I configured a Pandora activity that lets me browse channels and view album art. To really make good use of this app, you must buy the yearly subscription service, which includes complete cable TV listings. I don't begrudge the developers - there is no way they could provide their level if support and updates with only one time purchase fees. The website finally added several users guides. Roomie still requires some thought to set up, but if you like tinkering with your AV setup it will be fun!


  • Great remote app!

    I did my research and found 2 solutions that would work for me - Roomie and iRule. I've got both setup and decided to go with a Roomie. Mainly due to the better hardware (Roomie Blaster) and ability to sync between iOS devices, like if I start watch a movie activity and my wife will open Roomie on her phone - her remote will show "Watch a movie" as well. Roomie Agent app for OS X is needed for seamless synchronization though. Few other points - Roomie supports IP control for more devices (like Apple TV), Roomie remotes are easily editable on the iOS device itself, etc. I had no problem setting up the remote control solution for my Onkyo receiver, Panasonic Blu Ray player, Epson projector, Apple TV and Xbox 360, everything works just great. A few cons: Roomie solution is fairly expensive - around $160 to get going in my case, I really wish Roomie blaster would do IR and Serial simultaneously so I won't need another one for Serial controlled gear. Roomie service is another thing - I agree that if application uses its own cloud service - like for TV guide or backup - it's fair to charge for that. But charging an annual fee just for the apple watch app and ability to use older iTach devices - that can't be fair!


  • So so iOS remote software

    Roomie seemed so promising 2 years ago when I bought it. In the time since it seems to still be the best iOS remote software around - which isn't saying much as the competition is basically non-existent. Roomie now requires a subscription to guide data which I can understand but just adds pain to an already expensive solution. Good thing I ditched cable and no longer need this. The UI can only be described as mediocre. It does the job for sure but is lacking a cohesive and simple design. The iOS 6 refresh did little to address the issues. Navigation and setup in this app is confusing and makes no sense. The back button takes you to different parts of the app depending how you got there. Finding the setup and configuration of devices is a frustrating experience. And overall the use of screen space is very poor. Sometimes I wonder if the same engineers that designed my cruddy receiver remote with a thousand buttons all shapes the same size designed this app. Steve Jobs would likely have had a seizure if he had tried to use it. Alas, Roomie is the best app out there so get it if you are dying to have a remote control on your phone that can control multiple ir blasters at once with decent macro capabilities. But if you are looking for the wife friendly solution this is not it sadly.


  • Fabulous

    I have been so irritated with the difficulty in reprogramming a Universal Remote MX 8800. Then I found Roomie. Not only is it so much more functional, so much easier to use and so much more versatile in programming capability, it also allowed me to dump all of the equipment and wires I had for infrared and RF. I can’t say enough about how great this product is and their support has been stellar. I did have some frustration around not having a user’s guide, so I had to experiment a bit. The support team sent me a beta version of the get started guide. They need to get this out asap. But, whatever extra effort I had to put in to understand the functionality was worth it a thousand times over.


  • Doesn’t Work

    Not sure why this app gets so many good reviews. It is a bewildering collection of functions that only works with the most basic of devices. Even when listed in their compatibility list (such as my Onkyo TX-NR818) a device probably won’t work with this app. Save your money and get a real universal remote.


  • awesome doesn't come cheap

    I wanted a master remote control for my house - WeMo and Hue and Sonos and iTunes, oh my. I looked at some physical remotes that were $200-$500 and didn't support all the devices I wanted... Then I found Roomie. There's a vast array of device support and some really cool opportunities for automation. With *one* button I change the lights, music, HVAC and fans, and even turn on an aromatherapy diffuser. My apartment is now a jungle. Great fun! While it seems expensive, compare it to something from Logitech and it does the same or more, for much less. Although I warn you - I bought the iPad app first... then I wanted the service... then the iPhone app... might as well get the desktop agent... now I'm spending four hours crafting remotes and automations... Roomie rocks.


  • Watch requires Roomie Service??

    Why are you requiring an extra fee for use of the watch app. It's just an extension of the phone... No reason to charge more for this. It's not adding anything to the mix. Very disappointing.


  • 5 stars!! Great app!

    This app is truly amazing. With the ability to control IP devices and IR devices, the dream of having a single control point for your systems is a reality. As Connected Home Technology becomes ever more prevalent, this app lets you control all that for the way you live. The flexibility and extensibility of the app is its power. Beyond the obvious of eliminating the need from multiple audiovisual remotes clustered around your coffee table, connecting in platforms like Sonos, Insteon Lighting, Hunter Douglas - allows you to create a user experience through a single pane of glass that reflects your lifestyle. With the ability to learn IR codes for devices not in it's databases, the possibilities extend even further. I did that with an electronic fireplace. With the single button push, imagine turning down the lights, closing the shades, lighting the fireplace, getting the AV system up and running with all the proper inputs and volume set, and perhaps jumping right to your favorite channel. Again truly amazing piece of software and thank you to the developers for delivering it to the market.


  • Amazing..

    Took me some time to figure things out as I had devices on Ethernet, IR, and had to teach commands for an IR HDMI switch, so I agree with other users that this app is not a very easy experience if you are not much of a techie. Read the directions they have on their support page first and things will come to you a little easier (although the guides could be a little clearer). I purchased the 10 device pack upgrade, roomie service, roomie agent and Ethernet blaster and now that I seem to have everything working, I can say that it has definitely been worth the money.


  • Works great

    Home A/V is completely automated. IP, IR, and serial.


  • Awesome App!

    I installed this app on my iPad mini and purchased the roomie remote blaster at site. Both products work great, very easy to setup. I had a few questions, their support was excellent. Strongly recommend to all home theater enthusiast.


  • Outstanding!! Best app ever!!

    I am a long time AV integrator that has programmed many remotes for clients over the past 15 years. Personally I was anxious to find an iOS solution that I could test out with my personal setup and potentially offer to my clients. Roomie is the answer. I have tried a number of other apps and nothing comes close. Operation is seamless with numerous devices. My system is couples and Roomie is flawless. I have installed in several client applications with 100% success. There are a couple things that can be tricky (Fixed/dedicated IP addresses us a must for any user) Roomie agent is a dream and if there is more than one user, you can't live without it. I have read a few sub par reviews but it is evident that these users need to do a little more research or leverage Roomie support and they will be thrilled with the end result. I used Roomie support with my first install and the solution I received was spot on. Advanced custom programmable remotes run $200 a piece. With Roomie everyone in the home has there own remote integrated into there phone for less and the functionality, programming guide and intuitive configuration and overall design is far superior. Roomie is a slam dunk and a home run all in one. Best app ever!!


  • Best Remote !

    I've been using Roomie Remote for several years now. The development team is always adding new functionality and once in a while it takes a few attempts but they always get it working perfectly. Great work !


  • All was kind of well until....

    It was going pretty well with DirecTV but I hadn't yet gotten the blasters working with the TVs and sound systems. I was still hopeful. Then I had to change routers and it hasn't worked since. Today was the latest Roomie update and it coincided with the latest IOS update. At first, when I clicked on the app I got nothing. Black screen. But when I rebooted my phone the app was back (though still not working). I think my problems are with the Comcast/DirecTV combination and I will update my review when that is sorted out and I find someone to help me get the blasters working. Meanwhile, I give three stars for the previous performance. I should also mention that it's not as user friendly as some say. I've been doing hardware and software troubleshooting for about 28 years and this has not been easy for me. The documentation assumes the user has a background in engineering; I'm just a dilettante with 28 years of experience.


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