How many remotes do you use for your TV and other home theater devices? I am currently using three. I have a remote for my DirecTV, one for my A/V receiver and one for my Roku. In the early days of PDAs and smartphones, most devices included a built-in IR transmitter so the device could double as a universal remote to control your TV and other IR enabled equipment. Today, smartphones that have built-in IR are somewhat of a rarity, so the luxury of having one device to rule them all isn’t possible. That is until now. AnyMote Home adds universal remote control capabilites to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. AnyMote Home is a wireless “puck” that pairs with your mobile devices by using Bluetooth 4.0 LE. That means no wires and long battery life. Up to 12 months of battery life to be more specific. All it needs is a line of sight to your IR equipment to function reliably. But it can also connect to your WiFi and smart home devices so they can all be controlled from one unified dashboard app that is installed on your mobile device. No more launching one app for each of your devices including your TV, satellite set top box, cable set top box, Xbox, connected lights, etc. But wait, there’s more (sorry, I couldn’t resist). The AnyMote can also be controlled with your voice by using your Amazon Echo. You can buy an AnyMote Home for $89. For more info visit anymote.io or Amazon to check prices and order.
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