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    Default Do you use the IR function to control your devices?

    I was reading that WatchOn is supplied with the note 3, but I can't find it & the play store says it's not compatible with my device (note 3)

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    What app do you use for it?
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    Default Re: Do you use the IR function to control your devices?

    Watch On is already installed on your phone. Go to: Settings, Application Manager and you will probably find it under "all".
    It my have been turned off but it's there!
    I use it all the time to control my TV for Netflix, Hulu+, YouTube etc.
    Love it! Let us know if you need more help.

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    The icon is in the 'Samsung' tray of apps. You can move it to a home screen.

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    I knew it was with the apps but forgot about the Samsung tray. I already moved mine.

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    Thanks, I found it in the samsung folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalopiejoe View Post
    I knew it was with the apps but forgot about the Samsung tray. I already moved mine.

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    I couldn't find My Files yesterday for your own thread, and it was in a tray/folder.
    I was wondering wth you were on about - haha!

    I since downloaded ES File Explorer, courtesy of @msndrstood, but I can't see me using it atm, my phone is half empty!

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    Default Re: Do you use the IR function to control your devices?

    I use it quite often, especially at work when I can't find the remotes there.
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    Default Re: Do you use the IR function to control your devices?

    Have any of you got it to work (properly) in the UK with your Sky+ HD box? It works my tv like a charm but the sky box, not so much, only basic channel +/-
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    UK here but no Sky. Panasonic tv and BD/PVR. Should be info available. It said to try several codes to turn the tv on. I eventually got it to work by trying each code for Panasonic to turn OFF.
    Peel I think are the people you can email. Try searching Watch On threads on AC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubus Roo View Post
    Have any of you got it to work (properly) in the UK with your Sky+ HD box? It works my tv like a charm but the sky box, not so much, only basic channel +/-
    Steve Short is in the UK. Ask here:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=3416572

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    Love watch on app. I control everything with it. Such a great app.

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    I guess it's a remote control with a screen and internet and TV search and reviews and timers and reminders and category grouping and .... and ..... and.....

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    I put in a different provider (just Sky Digital) & it works almost perfectly. Many thanks for your answers.
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    Yup. I use it to control my Vizio TV and Samsung Blu Ray in the living room and a Proscan tv in my bedroom. Since I use Chromecast for most of my video anyway, being able to control everything with my phone and not needing to find a remote is fantastic

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    I do but I barely watch tv anymore since the walking dead season is over
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteTheDate View Post
    I do but I barely watch tv anymore since the walking dead season is over
    Haha. It's been mentioned on AC before. I watched most or all of the first season but could not see where else the story could go, and good characters were killed off. It was taken off a Freeview channel here anyway. Box sets are available. Maybe I'll break a leg.

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    I use it to control my TV, Cable box, Blu Ray player and Apple TV.

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    Tried it and couldnt get it to work. So I use one of the other remote apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    Tried it and couldnt get it to work. So I use one of the other remote apps.

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    Just wondering if you could not get the code to activate your tv and other video.
    I can access a lot of settings that are on the supplied remotes (Panasonic), just by bringing up the menu pages and scrolling through.
    If you want to help to have another stab at it, come back.

    I have 2011 model year Panasonics bought June 2012 so the Panasonic apps won't work.


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    Default Re: Do you use the IR function to control your devices?

    Went back and retried WatchOn and it works now, yay.
    Cool app but I still like the Smart Remote IR from Color Tiger or ZappIR remotes as they pretty much do everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    Went back and retried WatchOn and it works now, yay.
    Cool app but I still like the Smart Remote IR from Color Tiger or ZappIR remotes as they pretty much do everything.

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    Ok so I'm playing around with the WatchOn remote more and am wondering if it can do macro commands like the other two for switching between inputs, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapfrog View Post
    Ok so I'm playing around with the WatchOn remote more and am wondering if it can do macro commands like the other two for switching between inputs, etc.

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    Possibly not. I think it's limited but covers just enough basics. I can change between about 7 inputs on my tv, and get my PVR/Blue Ray player to change source, and channels etc. It probably depends on how much is on the source main menus. That box has a lot of deeper menus and settings that work off different buttons on the stock remote. It's untidy but I like the performance.
    I don't think I can get into tv or pvr picture settings, but I will look when I get home. It was the same with the 'One for All' remote I bought.
    A poster above or another thread is able to control a surround sound system with Watch On though, which surprised me.

    I am going to try those 2 apps and see what else they can do.
    Thanks for posting those.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Possibly not. I think it's limited but covers just enough basics. I can change between about 7 inputs on my tv, and get my PVR/Blue Ray player to change source, and channels etc. It probably depends on how much is on the source main menus. That box has a lot of deeper menus and settings that work off different buttons on the stock remote. It's untidy but I like the performance.
    I don't think I can get into tv or pvr picture settings, but I will look when I get home. It was the same with the 'One for All' remote I bought.
    A poster above or another thread is able to control a surround sound system with Watch On though, which surprised me.

    I am going to try those 2 apps and see what else they can do.
    Thanks for posting those.


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    Smart Remote IR is a bit tricky to set up, learn and use but once your familiar with it it rocks.

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    I see Watch On has been updated recently. It has controls on the Lock Screen (switchable).

    Someone is gonna tell me it's always been there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    I see Watch On has been updated recently. It has controls on the Lock Screen (switchable).

    Someone is gonna tell me it's always been there.
    Yep...always been there. At least as long as I've used it (for a few months). It even asked if you wanted the widget on the lock screen the first time that you run Watch On. I selected yes at first, but took it off because it got annoying.
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