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Old 6 February 2017, 20:57
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Using cell phones as universal remote

I searched SOCNET but could not find anything on this topic. I'm looking for the best app to load on my Droid for using my cell phone as my TV uni-remote. I have a newer 55" Samsung 4K fully loaded TV, use Roku, and currently have 3 remotes.

Tried several PlayStore apps such Sure, Android TV Remote, and a few others. Not impressed so far.

Anyone got experience to help navigate this problem a little quicker? Make my learning curve more of a straight line!
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Old 6 February 2017, 21:15
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I use Peel Smart Remote and really like it.

EDITED: Here is the correct one.. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rtremote&hl=en
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Old 6 February 2017, 22:36
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Problem is the Roku remote is bluetooth, so might not be able to discard that.
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Old 6 February 2017, 22:47
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Using Cell Phones As Universal Remote

https://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?t=93599

Do a bit more searching. The Roku 3 I bought a year, or so, ago is indeed wifi, BUT it will also work with IR remote control. I know because I have used a Slingbox PRO HD IR "blaster" to control the Roku 3 But, as they say on the internet, your mileage may vary!
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Old 6 February 2017, 22:48
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Another vote for Peel. Comes in handy. Can recognize where you are by your WiFi connections, and bring up a particular remote for that location.
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Old 6 February 2017, 22:53
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IR "blaster" to control the Roku 3
Well, you learn something new every day.Thanks.
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Old 8 February 2017, 16:50
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I settled on Peel. Good nav. Does a lot of self-loading when you walk in a room. The Ad screen is a nuisance but it's not like I'm watching the remote.
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