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  1. ljredeye's Avatar
    Who uses the WatchOn app to control TVs and entertainment boxes with the IR blaster?

    I want to see if it's possible to control a Xbox 360, PS3, the couple stereos in my house, or my MacBook. Maybe an Apple TV. Are there apps already out there that can do that?
    05-29-2013 11:58 PM
  2. loonie01's Avatar
    I use it when I can't find my remote to the uverse boland to lazy to look for it.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    msmo81 likes this.
    05-30-2013 12:13 AM
  3. keyzlife's Avatar
    Works great on FIOS, shows all of the show lineups with pictures and goes straight to that channel.
    05-30-2013 12:22 AM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I use it to control the TV in my room, I lost my actual remote and it has come quite handy!
    Sony already has a remote for the PS3 which I use...idk if it can work on game systems, that would have to be through Bluetooth, not the IR Blaster
    05-30-2013 01:19 AM
  5. bembol's Avatar
    I don't know what it is but it's not working but this is the ONLY bug my S4 has and hopefully an update fixes it.

    My hTc One can only control my Samsung, Denon & Rogers but it works flawlessly. I don't have to press it multiple times to turn off/on or control my components like my Samsung TV & Rogers Cable and with my Denon Receiver, I can only change the volume the power button doesn't work.

    Yes, it does work with Apple TV 3, my Sony Blu-ray Disc & Toshiba HD DVD. Three component THAT WORKS BUT USE THE LEAST.

    It's a PITA that I ended up resetting the app and only use my hTc One.
    05-30-2013 01:34 AM
  6. double923's Avatar
    I really like the remote app. It is super handy. It works well with LG TV and Directv box. You just browse the show and click on the show. It will automatically tune it for you. Bottom line is i don't have to search for the remote.

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    05-30-2013 06:06 AM
  7. Rick Bray's Avatar
    I use it to control the TV in my room, I lost my actual remote and it has come quite handy!
    Sony already has a remote for the PS3 which I use...idk if it can work on game systems, that would have to be through Bluetooth, not the IR Blaster
    well, i don't know about most of the devices you point out, but regarding hardware compatibility, the PS3 has no IR receiver, your stereos should work as long they have IR , and the apple TV should work too, but with the apple TV i'm not sure completely, because it DOES have an IR receiver, but we all know apple, and maybe they made it "universal remote"-proof....

    would like any update from you on what worked and what didn't
    05-30-2013 07:07 AM
  8. varsityhacker's Avatar
    It's also great to use when you are in a sports bar and the TV by your table is playing a game that you don't want to watch.
    Bodrul, msmo81, joeyvaz and 4 others like this.
    05-30-2013 07:12 AM
  9. Parafly's Avatar
    Anyone try a roku yet?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    05-30-2013 08:16 AM
  10. joeyvaz's Avatar
    I can confirm it works with my AppleTV.
    Burchamj likes this.
    05-30-2013 09:31 AM
  11. GB333's Avatar
    It works great with my TV, but we have RF remotes for our DirecTV boxes, so I can't use it on them. Boo hoo!
    05-30-2013 09:44 AM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    There are apps in the Play Store you can download (I do believe the good ones are paid apps, though) that take FULL advantage of the IR Blaster. That is full universal remote power, where you can use it not only on Home Entertainment and they have a wider variety of supported devices. I think I even saw one that let you create your own IR sequences.
    05-30-2013 10:39 AM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    There are apps in the Play Store you can download (I do believe the good ones are paid apps, though) that take FULL advantage of the IR Blaster. That is full universal remote power, where you can use it not only on Home Entertainment and they have a wider variety of supported devices. I think I even saw one that let you create your own IR sequences.
    Can you post links of examples?
    05-30-2013 10:59 AM
  14. SpookDroid's Avatar
    05-30-2013 11:13 AM
  15. bembol's Avatar
    Was there an update, the Control Panel/UI looks changed? I was bored so I set everything up again (for the fourth time).

    Everything works, all the issues I posted earlier has been fixed.
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    05-30-2013 11:34 AM
  16. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    05-30-2013 11:37 AM
  17. cavytt's Avatar
    I use the rf blaster all the time for my LG tv and my Xfinity cable box. Worls great. Perfect for when the remote is on the other side of the room.
    05-30-2013 11:46 AM
  18. taynxtlvl's Avatar
    The WatchOn app is SUPREME!! I have set my cousins Panasonic TV and Timewarner box at her home for it. Muahhahaaa. And at my home Both my Samsung 3-D television and Blu-Ray along with my Western Digital Internet Box (Roku like device) and my Toshiba TV and some off brand (Which surprisingly was in the manufacturer list) Digital over the air box. The remotes are on their way out!
    05-30-2013 11:47 AM
  19. GB333's Avatar
    I use the rf blaster all the time for my LG tv and my Xfinity cable box. Worls great. Perfect for when the remote is on the other side of the room.
    RF??? Does it do RF?
    05-30-2013 12:30 PM
  20. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Anyone try a roku yet?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    I believe Roku uses BT for it's remote (or RF?), and not IR, so I don't think it would work...though if your phone is on same network as the Roku, the Roku app works just fine.
    05-30-2013 12:39 PM
  21. joeyvaz's Avatar
    Touch Squid looks awesome! And they give you a 30 day money back guarantee. Way better than the typical 15 minutes. I may give it a try. I wonder if I would have to pay for it again if I want it on my ipad mini. Or if there is a way to import the codes once I set it up on my S4 to my mini....

    Just thought about the fact that the mini doesn't have an IR blaster built in. May give it to my wife and purchase a Note 8 if this app does what I want.

    Thanks,
    Joe
    05-30-2013 12:56 PM
  22. Bibbed's Avatar
    It's also great to use when you are in a sports bar and the TV by your table is playing a game that you don't want to watch.
    Yup. Figured this out last weekend. Definite abuse potential, especially if the IR blasters become more common on phones.
    loonie01 and sandoff like this.
    05-30-2013 01:59 PM
  23. Douche Bigelow's Avatar
    I believe Roku uses BT for it's remote (or RF?), and not IR, so I don't think it would work...though if your phone is on same network as the Roku, the Roku app works just fine.
    Roku uses BT and IR.
    05-30-2013 02:23 PM
  24. SirGeorgeKillian's Avatar
    For Xbox use an app called glass. Don't think the 360 uses IR....
    05-30-2013 02:24 PM
  25. bembol's Avatar
    It's also great to use when you are in a sports bar and the TV by your table is playing a game that you don't want to watch.
    The LA Fitness in my area found out I'm changing the TV. They love Soccer and I switch to NHL.

    It was funny seeing their reactions, like "WTF is changing it?!?" LOL

    So they put a black tape on IR sensor.
    sandoff likes this.
    05-30-2013 03:35 PM
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