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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 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: Many older 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 877 Votes. This version 3.0.1 has an average rating of based on 0 Users.

Your device must have atleast 31.0 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 ,

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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

Features

• IP Control + Auto-Discovery: World class control directly via Wi-Fi for thousands of devices including AppleTV, DISH, Sonos, TiVo, Nest, XBMC, 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 200K 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, WeMo, Insteon, Lutron Radio RA 2, Vera.

• IP Cameras: Watch Logitech Alert, Foscam, any RTSP camera live, or load others like Dropcam via web activities.

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, VLC, XBMC, Plex, Kaleidescape

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

• iBeacon Proximity Actions and Lutron Triggers

• Agent Management for PIN locked configurations and OS X control

• Infrared control for non-Roomie infrared adapters

• Clocks and Time based activity execution

• One-Click Backup

What's New on this version 3.0.1

New Devices:
• Apple TV: A truly unique breakthrough, Roomie now features direct network control of all current Apple TV generations including gestures, media feedback, and keyboard support.
• Nest Thermostats: Official, supported control over Nest thermostats includes setting cool/heat points, fan timers, and away status.
• Roomie Blaster: New infrared adapters that provide infrared control with no additional purchase.
• Lutron Caséta: Auto-discovery and control over Lutron Caséta Smart Bridge Pro lighting/shades.
• Extra Device: The core Roomie application now supports 3 devices up from 2. This change is retroactive.

New Features:
• iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Enhanced for the new resolutions of the latest iPhones.
• iOS 8 Enhanced: Built to take advantage of enhancements in iOS 8.
• New Interface: The Virtual Remote and other aspects of Roomie have been beautified, simplified, and enhanced.
• Sonos Grouping: Now fully integrated with the main volume controls showing all of your Sonos speakers with grouping controls and mute controls for the entire group or individual speakers.
• Start Actions: Opening a Remote Design may now set screen brightness, take over the full screen, or open a gesture panel.
• Activity Chaining: Activities may now open and set Activity Modes for other Activities.

New Features of the Roomie Service:
• Plex Media Guide: Plex Home Theater is now provided a full Media Guide for all Movies, TV, and other content fully integrated with Roomie’s extensive guides for seasons and episodes.
• Triggers: Create reactive feedback actions such as “run the Watch TV Activity when my Lutron keypad button is pressed”. The currently supported trigger devices are Lutron Radio RA2 and Lutron Caséta. Triggers can be set to execute from a specific Roomie instance or via Roomie Agent for OS X.

In-App Purchases:
• 10 Device Pack: New pack adds support for 10 more devices.

Improvements:
• Sony Blu-Ray Registration: Improved feedback from Sony Blu-ray players and integrated registration with the devices directly into Roomie.
• Delay Options: Inter-command delay options increased up to 5 minutes.
• Delay All Option: Commands may now delay all other devices to synchronize command execution between all devices.
• Philips Hue Colors: A gradient of hues is now provided when selecting colors for Hue lights.
• Philips Hue All: Control all lights at once.
• Room Status: Rooms running an Activity are now highlighted in the room list.
• Image Activities: Enhanced to support image-only Activities with no name.

Fixes:
• Fixed XBMC to handle very slow XBMC servers more gracefully.
• Fixed keyboard support for several devices including Firecore.
• Fixed Chromecast Power reliability.
• Recognize TiVo Mini properly.
• Fixed Vera feedback for latest firmware.
• Fixed issue running with some languages.

Requires iOS 7 or above. Attempting to install Roomie on an iOS 6 device will provide the last compatible version 2.4.1. Configurations are updated by this version. All Roomies sharing a configuration should be upgraded to this release.

Recent Reviews and Comments


  • iOS 8 update

    Well....doesn't open. Good job guys. iPhone 6. FIX!!!!


  • Beware of upgrade

    New design looks glitchy on my 4" screen. Crashed repeatedly while trying to set up a new device. Not sure how the new Apple TV control is supposed to work. I added the device, paired it, but there's no d-pad or trackpad area like in the official Remote app.


  • Not worth it

    Free remote apps do the same thing and are easier to use. Need to pay extra to support extra devices. Need to pay for an additional subscription for channel guides. Frustrating interface.


  • Greedy

    Seems like every time I update, they want to charge me for a part of the software that was included before for free. The in app purchases on this is getting ridiculous. With this latest update, they removed the guide and now want me to pay a subscription fee. Sorry, you lost me this time.


  • Insanely Great!

    The amount of technical probing and bookkeeping across the vast landscape of multimedia hardware people use and the thoughtful, thorough design and testing that have gone into developing Roomie Remote and the Roomie Service are simply astounding. What more can I say? I am continually blown away by Roomie!


  • Removed Features

    I used to be able to view Guides. Now they require me to purchase the guides through an in app purchase, even though when I bought the app they were included. Until they made this change, they were five stars.


  • New interface and Apple TV support is great!

    I've been using Roomie remote for over a year now to control all the devices in my man cave. I wanted a single device to truly replace all of the vendor device remotes, Roomie exceeds what I thought possible. One press to turn everything on/off, easy switching between TV viewing to Apple TV to Blu Ray player - all from my mini.


  • Roomie giveth and roomie taketh away

    Roomie adopters beware. With every major update they require additional in-app purchases to maintain the same features. Case & point..TV guide was taken away and now made part of their $$ subscription service. Roomie, could you be anymore unappreciative of your early adopters?


  • Great app

    This is a great way to control all of your devices. New Apple TV support works well. The developers keep the app up-to-date. Very happy with my purchase and I look forward to future enhancements.


  • Awesome update

    I am loving this update. Nice flat icons. Apple TV gets direct connection now with full keyboard feature. Amazing.


  • iPhone 6

    No iPhone 6 support!!


  • Responsive

    Using a gen 1 iPad as a dedicated remote. Easy to program. Getting ready to do serial programming for macintosh mx121 home theater preamp. Wish this was in the company's library already. Daughter and wife did not take long to get used to. Not 5 stars because of the additional tinkering required to make Mac work on serial otherwise I am very happy.


  • Deceivingly priced

    I purchased this app thinking I was only going to spend $10 to control my iTach which will be used to turn an air conditioner on and off. I have the remote codes from the iTach software I just wanted a nicer app interface. I bought roomie for $10 and then was surprised when it ask me to buy a monthly subscription. Why did I just spend $10 if the app is still locked. What a rip off. They need to be up front about this. Deceptive business. I'm going to call apple and get my money back for this bate and switch


  • Works great

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


  • Best Remote

    This was everything I was looking for and then some. Roomie continues to add new bells and whistles to keep me hooked. Love it!


  • Great app, needs Siri interface

    App works really well. It would be excellent if it interfaced with Siri and homekit for voice activated control.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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