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  1. blueyzfr6's Avatar
    Just wondering... I love the remote control
    10-15-2014 05:23 PM
  2. infinity12402's Avatar
    im pretty sure it doesnt. its called an ir blaster.
    10-15-2014 05:30 PM
  3. someguy01234's Avatar
    No it doesn't, Google does things cloud base, and they will want you to do Chromecasting. They're not going to invest in analog technologies. I have to admit it's pretty useful, but I dont think it will ever be on a Nexus device.
    10-15-2014 05:32 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I didn't see an IR blaster in the specs or being mentioned, so I don't think it will... Nexus 5 doesn't have one, so...
    10-15-2014 05:38 PM
  5. TheDroidKid's Avatar
    No IR blasting for controlling TV's and Set top boxes. But honestly you have to be pretty close for it to work.
    10-15-2014 05:55 PM
  6. blueyzfr6's Avatar
    My S4 and S5 have it and I LOVE IT!!!!!! Especially with a 1 yr old, he'll take remotes and hit buttons, so we take a battery out. We use the remote on the phones...
    10-15-2014 11:27 PM
  7. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have an IR blaster for TV remote control function.

    I have it on my HTC One M8 and yeah, it can be pretty damn useful. Especially because it shows the TV guide and you can set reminders of TV shows and all that. Not really a 'killer feature' for me, but it's nice to have.
    10-15-2014 11:32 PM
  8. BizzyGeek's Avatar
    I've got a harmony hub. Every device on my network acts as a remote. No Touchwiz required :-p

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-16-2014 12:06 AM
  9. blueyzfr6's Avatar
    That sucks 4.4 was designed for it https://developer.android.com/about/...droid-4.4.html



    "Infrared transmitters

    When running on a device that includes an infrared (IR) transmitter, you can now transmit IR signals using the ConsumerIrManager APIs. To get an instance of ConsumerIrManager, call getSystemService() with CONSUMER_IR_SERVICE as the argument. You can then query the device's supported IR frequencies with getCarrierFrequencies() and transmit signals by passing your desired frequency and signal pattern with transmit().

    You should always first check whether a device includes an IR transmitter by calling hasIrEmitter(), but if your app is compatible only with devices that do have one, you should include a <uses-feature> element in your manifest for "android.hardware.consumerir" (FEATURE_CONSUMER_IR)."
    10-17-2014 12:05 PM
  10. asnigro's Avatar
    IR blaster is a must have on a device for me at the moment.

    I was considering upgrading from my HTC ONE M7 and use the Remote as my primary remote. I know I could use a network remote for my Directv, but my surround sound and TV would relinquish me back to the stone age using 3 different remotes.
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    10-17-2014 12:35 PM
  11. infinity12402's Avatar
    I've had it on 2 galaxy devices and never use it. Mostly because it doesn't do any dvr stuff and that's half of what I watch. Can't say I'll miss it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-17-2014 12:35 PM
  12. blueyzfr6's Avatar
    I've had it on 2 galaxy devices and never use it. Mostly because it doesn't do any dvr stuff and that's half of what I watch. Can't say I'll miss it.

    Posted via Android Central App

    I have ATT Uverse, and it does everything on the DVR
    10-17-2014 04:23 PM
  13. BizzyGeek's Avatar
    Get a Harmony Hub. Seriously, if you have a home theater set up with multiple components such that you need multiple remotes to control your TV, your receiver, and your set top box or console all to just accomplish one activity, it will make your life soooo much easier.

    IR blaster is a must have on a device for me at the moment.

    I was considering upgrading from my HTC ONE M7 and use the Remote as my primary remote. I know I could use a network remote for my Directv, but my surround sound and TV would relinquish me back to the stone age using 3 different remotes.
    10-17-2014 04:37 PM
  14. prissysox's Avatar
    Get a Harmony Hub. Seriously, if you have a home theater set up with multiple components such that you need multiple remotes to control your TV, your receiver, and your set top box or console all to just accomplish one activity, it will make your life soooo much easier.
    I use the Harmony Smart Touch remote. They released the HUB after I bought my remote. I love that thing. Macro commands are awesome.
    10-17-2014 05:55 PM
  15. asnigro's Avatar
    Had a harmony ONE that I bought from best buy for over $125 on sale. Screen cracked after a couple months from a short fall off the couch. Customer service was so bad on the phone I'll never purchase another product of theirs.

    I did love the macro aspect of it, but I have to assume that feature will be coming to cell phone remote software soon.
    10-18-2014 06:48 AM
  16. Aris Christofi's Avatar
    i think yes actually it has it
    10-18-2014 06:49 AM
  17. infinity12402's Avatar
    i think yes actually it has it
    Where did you get that from? There's no mention of an ir blaster in the specs.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-18-2014 08:07 AM
  18. rowdyspartan's Avatar
    I've been using my N5 to run media through my xbox1, roku3, & chromecast (total overkill, i know, but was curious on the roku). Solves for everything. volume control & on/off is all controlled by voice through xbox1. Voice control & streaming media is gaining momentum. Just something to consider if you are looking to invest in new tech.
    10-18-2014 09:02 AM
  19. bembol's Avatar
    When it was first introduced last year, I was all over and even played jokes at LA Fitness & Bars. LOL

    Now, I rarely use it. Easier to use the Rogers remote than have to switch back-and-forth with the Quick Remote app on my LG G3.

    It would be nice if it became standard, at least you still have the option if you really want to use it.
    10-19-2014 01:33 AM
  20. jamesrick80's Avatar
    the note 4 controls my dvr, tv, and receiver very well and I'm on direct tv....
    10-19-2014 08:30 PM
  21. Crimsonforce's Avatar
    the note 4 controls my dvr, tv, and receiver very well and I'm on direct tv....
    Same here except with the GS5..
    10-19-2014 09:27 PM
  22. tadowen311's Avatar
    Really debating on which phone to get. The nexus 6 or note 4 what do you all think I should do?
    10-20-2014 06:40 AM
  23. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Do you want a clean, "stock" version of Android that will be updated quickly to the latest version of Android or do you want TouchWiz that will take months and months and months to be updated to the latest version of Android?
    10-20-2014 06:57 AM
  24. Robbie317's Avatar
    Considering this is the Nexus 6 forum.... I'd have to say get a Nexus 6...... but personal preference always wins out...
    10-20-2014 07:39 AM
  25. JRDroid's Avatar
    Really debating on which phone to get. The nexus 6 or note 4 what do you all think I should do?
    Between those two, I'd get the Nexus 6 hands down. I'm sure the Note 4 will be an excellent, possibly superior to the Nexus, piece of hardware. However, I have never liked TouchWiz. Every Samsung phone I've owned has been sold within a month or two because I can't stand the skin. Plus updates will be much slower on the Note than the Nexus.

    I'm personally torn between the iPhone 6+ and the Nexus 6. I've tried the iPhone in the past and had two major complaints, the OS looked outdated and the screens were too small. iOS 7 fixed my complaints about the design of the OS and the iPhone 6 and 6+ address the screen size issue.
    10-20-2014 07:55 AM
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