09-13-2014 11:19 AM
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  1. Juan Clyncke's Avatar
    Just got my S4, how do you use the IR in the phone to remote controll tv's, stereos and such?
    Every app i found is through wifi or some sort not just IR.

    Thx
    04-28-2013 04:16 AM
  2. dgurvits's Avatar
    Have you tried the Samsung WatchOn app?
    04-28-2013 05:01 AM
  3. BillyMichael92's Avatar
    Just got my S4, how do you use the IR in the phone to remote controll tv's, stereos and such?
    Every app i found is through wifi or some sort not just IR.

    Thx
    If you go into the samsung watchon app there is a remote in the top right corner. Once you press this it will ask you to set the remote up with your TV and then your set top box

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    04-28-2013 05:04 AM
  4. Reuben Chew's Avatar
    Yeah, but it seems like that's about it. Couldn't find an option to control my stereo or my aircon.
    04-28-2013 06:36 AM
  5. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Yeah, but it seems like that's about it. Couldn't find an option to control my stereo or my aircon.
    Same here... the Peel app seems better for equipment control. But there is no channel guide. Everything is by genre.
    04-28-2013 08:05 AM
  6. Reuben Chew's Avatar
    Is there a way to get the HTC app onto the S4?
    04-28-2013 09:32 AM
  7. taynxtlvl's Avatar
    It works!
    04-28-2013 02:16 PM
  8. maverick96's Avatar
    If you go into the samsung watchon app there is a remote in the top right corner. Once you press this it will ask you to set the remote up with your TV and then your set top box

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    Correct but if you have a soundbar or other home theater equipment that controls the sound you're out of luck. Built in app only controls the TV and set top box, such as cable or satellite. Unless I'm missing something?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    04-28-2013 02:23 PM
  9. dgurvits's Avatar
    Same here... the Peel app seems better for equipment control. But there is no channel guide. Everything is by genre.
    There is a channel guide in the watchon app
    04-28-2013 02:40 PM
  10. aaron130's Avatar
    The watchOn app controls my soundbar just fine!
    04-28-2013 08:19 PM
  11. Reuben Chew's Avatar
    In the GSMArena review it seemed that it could configure devices like 'stereos' and even 'air conditioners'. Funnily enough, that option is no longer there in the final version.

    Touchsquid Remote Demo from the Play Store however seems to control my stereo just fine, but then the full version costs a whopping $60
    04-28-2013 08:25 PM
  12. shashikanth's Avatar
    Hello Guys,

    The WatchOn app Works great with my new Samsung S4. Please raise your issue to the support team at help.peel.com. They will get back to you with a resolution
    04-29-2013 04:26 AM
  13. BigMooose's Avatar
    The problem with WatchOn is that it's TV centric. I dont want to be forced to set up a TV in a room without a TV that I want to control the Stereo and nothing else. This isn't a support issue, the app isn't designed as a generic remote for all devices, it's geared towards TV and supporting devices. Are there any 3rd party apps that act as a generic remote for a whole host of devices that aren't related to a TV?
    05-16-2013 05:14 AM
  14. Dave Domzalski's Avatar
    I am about to try this out...looks good.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...otefairy&hl=en
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    06-13-2013 06:41 PM
  15. CDH's Avatar
    Watchon controls my TV, stereo, cable box and bluray player perfectly. Just go to room in settings and add device. In cave controls Epson projector as well.
    06-13-2013 10:31 PM
  16. haskelle's Avatar
    I just finished developing one that turns off any TV by looping through all off codes

    Check it out here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...isms.offButton
    07-16-2013 05:50 PM
  17. miffmole's Avatar
    It will control DVD and Blu-ray also, as CDH has noted above....
    07-18-2013 12:02 AM
  18. gadgetfreak2's Avatar
    I can't figure out a way to set up WatchOn to control "activities". I can control my cable box, TV and audio receiver but I need to turn each of them on and off individually. Any ideas?
    07-18-2013 08:06 AM
  19. garublador's Avatar
    I can't figure out a way to set up WatchOn to control "activities". I can control my cable box, TV and audio receiver but I need to turn each of them on and off individually. Any ideas?
    I'm not sure that it does that. It's the reason I don't find the app useful. If they could make it work like a Logitech remote, but with Tasker integration, it would be an incredible app that not only replaces a $350 remote but also improves on it. I wouldn't mind paying for it, either. As it is it's not really that much more convenient than the separate remotes I have right now. It's just a remote control that makes it so I can't use my phone at the same time I'm fast forwarding my DVR.
    07-18-2013 08:29 AM
  20. Shelly Oldman's Avatar
    The problem with WatchOn is that it's TV centric. I dont want to be forced to set up a TV in a room without a TV that I want to control the Stereo and nothing else. This isn't a support issue, the app isn't designed as a generic remote for all devices, it's geared towards TV and supporting devices. Are there any 3rd party apps that act as a generic remote for a whole host of devices that aren't related to a TV?
    You can check out the remote apps by Touchsquid. They have several versions for Samsung tabs with Built-in IR blasters, and for the Galaxy S4 as well as HTC One. Their apps support over 300,000 devices and is activity based so that one button can turn on and off all devices. It can also support external IR blasters for devices that are hidden inside cabinets or in another room. Galaxy S4 HTC One Remote by Touchsquid.
    07-18-2013 09:08 PM
  21. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I have this app called Smart Remote... It controls a lot of devices not only TVs, it can even control game consoles... It's the best

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 Exynos via Tapatalk 4... I LOVE THIS PHONE
    07-18-2013 09:35 PM
  22. Diego Soto Borja Almeida's Avatar
    Hi, i would like to know how i can control my epson projector too, there is an option for it? I only see TV, DVD, etc
    11-27-2013 02:46 PM
  23. salutcemoi's Avatar
    Or you can just use your remote control
    :-)

    Posted from my SGH-I337M
    pvcleave likes this.
    11-27-2013 02:55 PM
  24. miniandroid's Avatar
    The latest release of Touchsquid now has over 700,000 IR remote codes in their database library. They have a 10 day free trial version you can play with before committing. Two versions are available. HOME and PRO.
    You can check out the remote apps by Touchsquid. They have several versions for Samsung tabs with Built-in IR blasters, and for the Galaxy S4 as well as HTC One. Their apps support over 300,000 devices and is activity based so that one button can turn on and off all devices. It can also support external IR blasters for devices that are hidden inside cabinets or in another room. Galaxy S4 HTC One Remote by Touchsquid.
    07-25-2014 01:44 PM
  25. miniandroid's Avatar
    There are two versions of the Touchsquid Remote. The HOME version sells for US$19 and the PRO version $49. It is activity based, and is packed with features. There is a cheaper alternative called the ZappIR. This remote app is device-based. You can control up to 15 devices. ZappIR remote has support for over 700,000 devices in their database library. You can contact their support department if you have an obscure device, they will add the IR remote codes to their library.
    In the GSMArena review it seemed that it could configure devices like 'stereos' and even 'air conditioners'. Funnily enough, that option is no longer there in the final version.

    Touchsquid Remote Demo from the Play Store however seems to control my stereo just fine, but then the full version costs a whopping $60
    07-25-2014 01:54 PM
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