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  1. droidntn's Avatar
    I use my IR blaster daily for remote to my home TV/Roku, work TV, TV at my mothers house. It's amazing and useful.
    I can't imagine why they wouldn't include it on a new device.
    Do you use your IR blaster on your N4?
    08-14-2015 06:57 AM
  2. Paradroid01's Avatar
    Tbh: Not at all.
    08-14-2015 09:17 AM
  3. goin_nil's Avatar
    I tried to but it wasn't any better than my current 3 controllers I use and lacked some functions. So, no, I don't. I don't want to add a fourth controller that doesn't quite do everything I need.

    Maybe I just needed a better TV/Fioptics app? Didn't spend much time on it to research.

    Never did use it with my previous smartphones.

    The last time I truly depended on an IR port was back in my PDA days (Handspring Visor, Sony Clié) etc. That was a fun time!
    08-14-2015 09:35 AM
  4. droidntn's Avatar
    Ok, that's fair.
    I guess the difference is in the APP itself.
    I was frustrated with the junky apps they included, so I paid $2.99 for this app and it's amazing, never failed and one of my daily go to apps.
    Plus they have great communication with their customers.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...4.remote&hl=en
    08-14-2015 09:55 AM
  5. pduffer's Avatar
    I also use the Galaxy remote app referenced in the post above. Love it. Extremely customizable. Developer can provide special codes if needed. Highly recommended.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    08-14-2015 10:46 AM
  6. Rarry's Avatar
    That app sounds like it could be useful. Do you know if it can learn a command from another remote and incorporate it in a macro?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-14-2015 10:59 AM
  7. Mannikon's Avatar
    I use mine all the time for TV and set top boxes at home (sometimes randomly at work or in shops for fun also).
    Use the Peel Smart Remote app that came pre-installed. Works very well. I don't get all the functions of the remotes that come with my home devices but one thing it is great for is seeing what's on as opposed to reading text on TV. So I look at what's on and press the one I want to watch and I'm there. What's not to like? Retrograde step to drop it from latest Samsung phones (along with sealed battery and no SD card).
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    08-14-2015 03:53 PM
  8. exdrinker's Avatar
    It works great in restaurants when your relatives go on and on about how great their IPhone is. Changing the volume or channel usually shuts them up

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    JHOFF79, amer369, nahoku and 2 others like this.
    08-14-2015 03:58 PM
  9. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Yep, I do. For set-top-box and our home theatre system. I find it very useful.
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    08-14-2015 06:00 PM
  10. anthonymoua95's Avatar
    No, but it's nice to know that the feature is simply there if I ever feel the need to use it.
    08-14-2015 06:21 PM
  11. Rmedy21's Avatar
    I use my IR blaster daily for remote to my home TV/Roku, work TV, TV at my mothers house. It's amazing and useful.
    I can't imagine why they wouldn't include it on a new device.
    Do you use your IR blaster on your N4?
    I utilize it every now and then.

    Quote The Note 4 Never More😤
    08-14-2015 06:55 PM
  12. Connert's Avatar
    I use mine all the time for TV and set top boxes at home (sometimes randomly at work or in shops for fun also).
    Use the Peel Smart Remote app that came pre-installed. Works very well. I don't get all the functions of the remotes that come with my home devices but one thing it is great for is seeing what's on as opposed to reading text on TV. So I look at what's on and press the one I want to watch and I'm there. What's not to like? Retrograde step to drop it from latest Samsung phones (along with sealed battery and no SD card).
    I use mine the same way. I don't really need a lot of functions. I use the guide to sort down to the shows I like to watch, which makes it quick and easy to find what I'm looking for.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-14-2015 07:04 PM
  13. slackerjack's Avatar
    Yep..every day work home...sometimes to **** with people in restaurants....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-14-2015 07:08 PM
  14. jordyd's Avatar
    No, and the most annoying thing is when it automatically adds itself to the lock screen.

    Just a gimmick for me.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4
    08-14-2015 07:18 PM
  15. zeuswsu's Avatar
    Nope, I forgot the note 4 even had one until everyone started complaining that it wasn't going to be brought back for the note 5
    08-14-2015 08:05 PM
  16. cinnamin's Avatar
    I use mine to control my ac,set top box and the tv's around my house.it's very handy.
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    08-14-2015 09:40 PM
  17. kirksucks's Avatar
    I use it all the time. There are many times when my remote us over there and I'm over here.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-14-2015 10:04 PM
  18. PublicImageLtd's Avatar
    I used it, tried it one day, it worked, then forgot about it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-20-2015 03:55 PM
  19. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I do. Not everyday but I use it at least a few times a week. I don't watch a lot of TV though. I find it very useful since I have my phone on me all the time.

    Sent from my Note 4
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    08-20-2015 05:54 PM
  20. beh's Avatar
    No.
    08-20-2015 06:20 PM
  21. fragologist's Avatar
    I see how it can be useful but I never used it.

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    08-21-2015 12:30 PM
  22. pduffer's Avatar
    That app sounds like it could be useful. Do you know if it can learn a command from another remote and incorporate it in a macro?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I don't think so, but can't say for certain. I have contacted the maker and they responded with codes to enter in for custom buttons.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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    08-21-2015 01:35 PM
  23. Paradroid01's Avatar
    No, but it's nice to know that the feature is simply there if I ever feel the need to use it.
    This!
    08-22-2015 07:19 AM
  24. home44's Avatar
    Nope. Complete was of time. I have a TV remote
    08-22-2015 08:34 AM
  25. RumpRoast's Avatar
    The smart remote app is nowhere near as refined as the one that came stock on G3. The one that came with the Samsung requires a network to fully use the app where as I can set up just about anything anywhere on the G3.

    I once had to use it at the bar when some breaking news came in and they couldn't find the remote and TV was mounted higher than they can reach lol.

    I find myself using the actual remote more when I got the note 4.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2015 02:48 AM
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