Simple Control Home Remote

Simple Control Home Remote

By Roomie Remote, Inc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2017-11-14
  • Current IOS App Version: 5.7.4
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 65.84 MB
  • IOS App Developer: Roomie Remote, Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 735 IOS App Ratings

Description

Use Wi-Fi to control thousands of devices like TVs, cable and satellite boxes, receivers, Blu-ray players, lights, thermostats, and many more smart home devices. Free trial subscriptions are offered for new users. An active subscription is required. Any prior purchase of Simple Service is recognized by this app. IMPORTANT: Some devices may not be controlled directly via Wi-Fi and require a Simple Blaster adapter for infrared control. Check simplecontrol.com to determine whether any of your devices need a Simple Blaster. Winner of the 2015 and 2016 CEA Home Technology App of the Year Award! This major new release takes Simple Control to the next level. Features • The Leader in AV and Home IP Control: Directly control thousands of devices via Wi-Fi including Apple TV, Fire TV, DISH, Sonos, TiVo, Nest, Kodi, Plex, DirecTV, Roku – automatically discovered on your network. • HomeKit: The only app that provides control of your entire home including HomeKit accessories, seamlessly blending home control with audio/video control. • Unmatched Compatibility: Over 300,000 commands for IP, Infrared, and even Serial devices automatically organized into easy to use panels. • Sonos: Runs your entire Sonos system. Group/regroup speakers, setup automatic regroupings and control Sonos services. • Macros+Automation: Sequence precise control over your devices. • Receivers: Integrates with popular receivers from Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Marantz, and more including receiver music systems such as HEOS and MusicCast. • TV/Projectors: Sony, Samsung, LG, Vizio, Epson, Sharp, Panasonic, JVC. • Lighting, Thermostats, Cameras: Lutron, Nest, Honeywell, SmartThings, Philips Hue, Vera, Insteon, WeMo, and any RTSP, Arlo, or HomeKit camera. • TV Guides: Personalized listings for 34 countries to tune channels. Detailed episode, season, and cast information. • DVR Guides: DVR control for DISH, TiVo, and DirecTV • Media Guides: Content guides for Sonos, Kodi, Plex, iTunes, VLC, Kaleidescape • Live TV: Watch Live TV with HDHomeRun • PiP: Watch your cameras or Live TV using Picture in Picture mode on compatible iPads. • Live synchronization of your home configuration across multiple iOS devices • Triggers: Time/timer or device events can execute command sequences such as turning on lights when a SmartThings motion detector trips, or shutting everything down at 8pm. • iCloud Backup/Restore • iBeacons for automatic room switching • Widget for quick access to controls • Apple TV companion app to view Live TV/cameras. • Apple Watch companion app Requires dedicated iOS, tvOS, or macOS: • Amazon Echo Voice Control • SmartThings Triggers • Remote Access including remote streaming for video cameras and live TV • macOS Remote Control Requires Simple Service Unlimited: • Multiple Home support • User Permissions • Invites for Guests and Integrators Choose a subscription level based on number of devices controlled: Simple Service 10 Devices — Control up to 10 devices: $1.99/month or $19.99/year 30 Devices – Control up to 30 devices: $29.99/year 100 Devices – Control up to 100 devices: $49.99/year Unlimited – Control everything with multiple homes + permissions: $99.99/year Subscriptions renew via iTunes Account at the selected interval unless auto-renew is disabled 24 hours before end of period. Subscriptions may be managed in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused free trial portion is forfeited on purchasing a subscription. An always-on device is required for some advanced features such as Remote Access and Amazon Echo Voice Control. For instance, a dedicated iPad or iPhone can be used that doubles as the remote for your Living Room. The always-on device can also be an Apple TV with the Simple Control TV app or the macOS app. Privacy Policy http://www.simplecontrol.com/app-privacy-policy/ Terms of Use http://www.simplecontrol.com/app-terms/

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Reviews

  • A must have Smart Home Solution

    4
    By HandyAl86
    I have been a user of this service/app and while it does involve a learning curve, the investment of your time to configure the platform is well worth it. They have a comprehensive setup guide and compatibility chart which was very helpful. Most of the configuration is intuitive through a visual interface. As far as competitors - I think Simple Control is the perfect balance between customizable and ease of configuration. Other solutions I have research are far lacking the range of devices supported and in a world of new tech constantly entering the market, I can count on Simple Control to integrate into the platform. Other solutions I have seen require some coding or large investment with little flexibility to make quick changes. There are many bad reviews around the time of a re-vamp. I agree the solution was garbage when the transition to version 5 occurred. They have since released many improvements which makes the app way more stable and powerful than the original. 4 stars because there is still some room for improving panel design customization and adding more overall color to the look.
  • It was great

    1
    By Mkb20191978
    Had the original version of the app and it was great. Was forced to the new app and it is very confusing and couldn’t get any help setting things up. Got a Harmony remote and it’s not as cool as the old app but it works plain and simple.
  • Convoluted Control

    1
    By 70watts
    Paid for simple service since 2015. Was ok with spending hours on the GUI programming, and custom building codes, because it worked. Now I have 3 weird versions of the same app that all half work. I cannot even backup the configuration I spent so long programming. Its become easier to stand up, go to the device, and manually control it. I genuinely want to like this App. It was good when it worked.
  • Extortionate pricing! No option to permanently upgrade devices, can cost $100 per year!!

    2
    By Patrickl27
    This app could be great, but the greed of the developers with their subscription model makes it unusable. Even their $300 product doesn't work forever, but requires continuous payment after 3 years! If they had an option to permanently purchase additional devices, as they used to back when they were Roomie Remote, this could be great. But I refuse to pay recurring fees forever for a remote app I probably won't ever use.
  • Or free requires paid subscription to do anything other than download

    1
    By fool of me
    Put that in your description
  • New app is a scam

    1
    By Best way to automate anything
    The old roomie remote worked great for years. Ever since SimpleControl it’s just turned into a giant scam. I’ve been double or triple billed. The app continually changes, all of a sudden they will start charging for something like guides then I get to spend a week trying to get ahold of someone to explain I bought a lifetime subscription that was supposed to include that service. As of now I just want to be done with them.
  • 1 star is too generous

    1
    By Curt.P
    Can’t even get past the subscribe button. Free trial doesn’t work, no options when logging into website and can’t even pay to use it.
  • Vera plus

    2
    By Captanbipto
    This app recognizes and allows you to control Vera,s and HomeKit devices but it has a poor interface and is to complex for average users out of 4 family members all of them including myself would rather just use separate app’s.
  • Just keeps getting worse

    1
    By 62willys
    Been using this since it was Roomie. Roomie did what it was intended to do and it did it well. This latest crap of an app has charged me 3 times this year for 1 subscription that is BUGGY. When they tried to build a simple to use remote it was great but now they are trying to branch out into things they know NOTHING about and the simple remote is long gone. BTW when you contact support because they’ve ripped you off and charged you 3 times instead of the expected and required 1 charge, they blame apple. Apple didn’t build this piece of crap and rip me off, they did. Update. Ip compatibility list is way off. Purchased 3 TVs off their list. All TVs listed by make and model on other ip control list. NONE work on this. Tech support is downright abusive. Update. Yes, contacted tech support . Believe the bad reviews they truly are abusive.
  • Almost perfect

    4
    By Jhanrahan82
    I’ve been a subscribing customer since the Roomie days. And now with the boom of home automation and IoT devices, this app has taken on a whole new life! I recently upgraded to Simple Control 5 so I could control my A/V with Alexa voice commands. Upgrading was a learning curve, but that’s to be expected with a major app overhaul. Works great! Love the new interface (now that I’m used to is). But you must have a dedicated iDevice (I'm using an old iPhone 6s) as your Simple Control. Even though I’m very tech literate, it took a bit of finagling to get it working. But it does work. Just stick with it, read the help forums, and email Simple Control support, who are super responsive!

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