1. Rated_R_1911's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone on here knew of a good discrete IR blaster

    I found a really good one but its ios only. If anyone knows of a good solution could you share, its the only feature that Im going to miss from my note edge.

    Here is the one for ios but its not made for android. Mini Mobile Smart IR Remote Control for iPhone for Air Conditioner TV DVD STB | eBay
    08-16-2016 09:24 PM
  2. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I downloaded this app I found in the play store on my note 5. It was called "Create an IR blaster from scratch". I installed it and it installed not only the app but the hardware needed too. The IR hole at the top was really tiny after the install and is really subtle. Now I'm able to control all my media devices. It's awesome!
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    08-17-2016 03:30 AM
  3. droidtgray's Avatar
    An ir blaster you can leave pointed at your TV controlled by your Android phone. I like it. Find one and I'll buy it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-17-2016 06:02 AM
  4. keepnitreel's Avatar
    This is the #1 reason I'm turning my N3 into my media controller once I get the N7 in hand...
    08-17-2016 07:29 AM
  5. gorgalis's Avatar
    This is the one thing I will miss too. I have seen several that plug into the headphone jack but I am not sure if they will work or not.
    08-17-2016 07:59 AM
  6. keepnitreel's Avatar
    The headphone jack is on the bottom of the N7 so that would seem kind of awkward
    08-17-2016 08:01 AM
  7. maf113's Avatar
    An ir blaster you can leave pointed at your TV controlled by your Android phone. I like it. Find one and I'll buy it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Harmony Hub.
    08-17-2016 01:50 PM
  8. novice's Avatar
    Samsung told loyal Note users what they thought of them with the elimination of the ir blaster, mhl capability and irreplaceable batteries. With the advent of the big screen iPhone the only distinguishing features are the Android OS and S pen. Screw 'em.
    08-18-2016 03:35 AM
  9. x10guy's Avatar
    I can't comment on the Note 7 specifically, but I bought one of those headphone jack IR blasters on Amazon for my S7 Edge. I'mean thinking that it might be similar to the Note 7. It was a bit of a pain trying to get it to work (mainly from a lack of documentation) but it works decently. And the App (Zaza Remote) will flip 180 degrees to make the orientation right. Definitely not as elegant as my old Note 4 but at least I got my IR functionality back.
    08-28-2016 08:20 PM
  10. jackash0912's Avatar
    I can't comment on the Note 7 specifically, but I bought one of those headphone jack IR blasters on Amazon for my S7 Edge. I'mean thinking that it might be similar to the Note 7. It was a bit of a pain trying to get it to work (mainly from a lack of documentation) but it works decently. And the App (Zaza Remote) will flip 180 degrees to make the orientation right. Definitely not as elegant as my old Note 4 but at least I got my IR functionality back.
    Do you have a link to the one you bought?
    08-28-2016 09:39 PM
  11. x10guy's Avatar
    Do you have a link to the one you bought?
    https://www.amazon.com/Telecontrol-Infrared-Wireless-Smartphone-Conditioner/dp/B01IP57356/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472536609&sr=8-1&keywords=baseus+infrared
    I bought this one mainly because it comes with a handy keychain holder when I don't need to use it. But in reality, the IR port is so small that it can really be left on the phone. Just make sure you turn it off otherwise no sound will come out of your speakers and phone. It did take me a bit of time to finally figure it out. Some things that probably save you a ton of time:
    1. Make sure it is inserted in the right orientation. There is a little dot on the unit that will help. A quarter turn will turn it off and on. (I used another smartphone camera to see what orientation worked best - most cameras will pick up infrared light)
    2. The only program that I've found so far that will work with it is ZaZa universal remote on Google play. It's definitely not the best remote App out there but it works. The biggest thing is going into the advanced settings and making sure the ZaZa remote is set to 100% volume. Otherwise the remote will only work within 2 inches of your TV...

    Other than that, it takes a bit of getting used to how it sets up each remote. Some aren't perfect. (The Vizio code has the volume and channel buttons mixed up) But again it works.

    The range is definitely not as good as a dedicated remote and not even my old Note 4. But I get decent results from around 7-8 feet which is good enough for most things.

    Hope this helps
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    08-30-2016 12:57 AM
  12. jackash0912's Avatar
    Thanks I will check it out!
    08-30-2016 09:45 PM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    I can't comment on the Note 7 specifically, but I bought one of those headphone jack IR blasters on Amazon for my S7 Edge. I'mean thinking that it might be similar to the Note 7. It was a bit of a pain trying to get it to work (mainly from a lack of documentation) but it works decently. And the App (Zaza Remote) will flip 180 degrees to make the orientation right. Definitely not as elegant as my old Note 4 but at least I got my IR functionality back.
    I use my gear 2.The ir blaster cannot control any exotic devices nor any but most common tv settings but it is good in a pinch. Pick up a used one on Amazon or the Bay. Some even claim to be "new" but I doubt it.
    08-31-2016 12:39 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    I found out last weekend the DirecTV app can see my receivers when I am on WiFi and I can control them with that. I have used it a few times when the remote was across the room and I was being lazy lol ^_^.
    08-31-2016 01:00 PM
  15. robber's Avatar
    Harmony Hub.
    Agreed, this is not the cheapest option but it is the best long term fix.
    08-31-2016 03:19 PM
  16. Gray Area's Avatar
    This is the #1 reason I'm turning my N3 into my media controller once I get the N7 in hand...
    I turned my Galaxy mega 6.1 into a media controller and my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet into an all in one media center to stream to my TV and stereo and also control every TV in my house. I've used my Galaxy s3 and note 10.1 also as home security cameras. Old Galaxy phones and tablets have the most usable secondary life after being a daily driver phone IMO.
    08-31-2016 05:45 PM
  17. x10guy's Avatar
    Did it work out for you?

    I keep on using mine in unexpected places. Just went to a meeting where they were trying to turn on an speaker system that was mounted high up on the wall, but the batteries exploded inside the remote. Plugged in my headphone IR jack, found the device in the APP, and boom back in business.
    09-27-2016 06:52 PM
  18. Amatyi1's Avatar
    This is the #1 reason I'm turning my N3 into my media controller once I get the N7 in hand...
    I did the same thing when I got my note 5. I finished paying off my note 3 and just kept it for a universal remote. I miss that feature. What the hell was samsung thinking. Now I have my note 7, 5, 3 and 2 (nope gave that one to my daughter) and only one is a remote.
    10-09-2016 01:59 AM

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