Universal Remote – Roomie 4+

Smart TV Control Home Theater

Roomie Remote, Inc

    • 4.0 • 75 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

Audio/Video Control and Home Automation seamlessly merged into a Universal Remote for your entire home. Control TVs, A/V receivers, set top boxes, lights, thermostats, and more from an integrated remote with a beautiful and simple design.

Multiple Winner of the CTA Home Technology App of the Year Award!

PURCHASE REQUIRED: This app requires a subscription or perpetual purchase for all functionality. A free trial is offered.

FEATURES
• The Leader in Audio/Video and Home Automation Control: Directly control popular devices including any television, Apple TV, Fire TV, DISH, Sonos, TiVo, Kodi, Plex, DirecTV, Roku and thousands more – automatically discovered on your network.
• Direct integration with televisions from LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, TCL, Roku, and more including app launch and channel guides.
• TV Guides: Personalized TV listings for most of the Americas and Europe. Detailed episode, season, and cast information.
• HomeKit: The only app that provides control of your entire home including HomeKit accessories, seamlessly blending home control with audio/video control.
• Unmatched Compatibility: Over 400,000 commands for IP, Infrared, and even Serial control automatically organized into easy to use Activities.
• Media Guides: Content guides for Kaleidescape, Zidoo, Kodi, Plex, Sonos, HEOS, and many more
• Full intercom-style video conferencing, instantly connect with video to any active Roomie in your home, or even remotely!
• Broadcast to HomePod: Live broadcast to HomePods
• Sonos Announcements: Send announcements to Sonos speakers
• Roomie Voice Control directly in the app
• Amazon Alexa Voice Control
• Sonos: Run your entire Sonos system, group/regroup speakers, setup automatic regroupings
• Receivers: Integrates with popular receivers from Denon, Yamaha, Trinnov, JBL, Anthem, Onkyo, Marantz, and more including receiver streaming systems such as HEOS and MusicCast.
• Lighting and Thermostats: Lutron, Honeywell, Ecobee, SmartThings, Philips Hue, Vera, ISY, Insteon, WeMo.
• DVR Guides: DVR control for DISH, TiVo, and DirecTV
• Cameras: Monitor Arlo, Ring, HomeKit, RTSP, and other ONVIF cameras
• Harmony hardbutton remote synchronization
• Instant synchronization of your home configuration across multiple iOS devices
• Configuration sharing with other family members and guests
• Macros: Sequence precise control over your devices
• Automation: Time or device events can execute command sequences such as turning on lights when a motion detector trips, shutting everything down at night, or sending a notification to the entire home.
• Backup and Restore of configurations across Multiple Homes
• Widgets for quick access to Recent Activities and Rooms

Choose a level based on your needs:

Unlimited: Unlimited Devices, Rooms, Activities, Homes + Guest Sharing
One Room: 1 Home, 1 Room, 5 Activities, 8 Devices
One Home: 1 Home, 5 Rooms of 8 Activities, 24 Devices

• An always-on controller is required for some features such as Amazon Alexa Voice Control. For instance, a dedicated iPad or iPhone could be used that doubles as the remote for your Living Room. The always-on controller can also be the macOS or Apple TV edition of this app. Note that Roomie Voice Control and Siri control do not require an always-on device.

• Some very old devices may not be controlled directly via Wi-Fi and require an adapter for infrared control. See roomieremote.com/check-compatibility to determine whether any of your devices need an adapter.

What’s New

Version 8.7.1

* Samsung 2024 TV Models are now auto-discovered. [8.7.1]
* Panasonic UB 420/820/9000 UHD players now provide progress feedback and allow disabling per-command authentication. [8.6.0]
* Govee Lighting Control: Apply for an API key from the Govee app, add as a Cloud Service, enter the API key, and update manifest. Lights can be controlled from the Homebar or via direct commands. [8.7.0]
* Improved Set Room command from Shortcuts. Using Set Room and then opening Roomie from the same shortcut now works properly (useful for opening a specified room from an NFC tag). [8.6.3]
* Updated TiVo authentication. [8.7.1]

* ATV Media Guide: Introducing the ATV App Launch media guide! Plex guide is now a sub-guide if configured. (Ensure both Companion and Airplay devices are added for ATV.)
* ATV Deep Links: App launch command now support URL deep links – depending on the target app, this can be used to open specific content.
* Localization into Spanish and French.
* Various additional fixes and improvements throughout the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Gewehrschuss ,

Simple, beautiful interface for integrating multiple systems

I’ve gone back and forth for a long time to try to find a good looking interface for controlling g everything around the home. There are systems that do it well, like control 4 and Savant, but those are really expensive and I don’t want to hire an integrator. There are completely DIY options like Home Assistant that just don’t look as good. Roomie Remote is a great balance between those two extremes.

I just hope the folks at Roomie Remote continue to invest in the platform by adding new integrations and options. I haven’t needed tech support or requested it but I do hope they recognize that their true market is likely tech saavy folks that don’t want to hire an integrator. Users might need a little guidance and assistant from time to time getting everything set up properly and it would really help the platform get adopted if they invested in providing some tech support to users beyond bug reports.

I’m in the process of getting a ton more Apple gear and iPort mounts so I can roll this out all over my house. Since the app is so configurable, I’m sure I’ll find more ways to integrate new stuff and make it even more useful over time!

soccerman1930 ,

Highly Capable App but Homekit Devices are limited on all plans but Pro

This is a highly capable and reliable app that I have used for years, including the legacy Simple Control app. There is a pretty steep learning curve so be prepared to invest a fair amount of time up front to learn how to use it. The lengthy manual is informative and I found that to be the best way to gain an understanding on how to start with the app.

Now for the paid subscriptions. If you use Homekit devices in your home and would like to be able to control them from within the Roomie app, you will likely need the $100 per year Pro subscription. This is why. Even though the Home Complete $60 plan says that it supports unlimited devices, pay attention to the 5 room limitation. If you have Homekit devices in more than 5 rooms of your home (as defined in the Apple Home app), you will only be able to see and control the Homekit devices in 5 rooms. If you add a Homekit smart plug to the sixth room and want to control it, the Pro subscription will be required. So while you may only have a total of 6 Homekit devices in your home and each is in a different room, you will have to choose which 5 you want to control from within Roomie if you select the Home Complete subscription for $60/yr. Most homes have more than 5 rooms where Homekit devices might be located, and if your home is like this, you will need to get the Pro $100/yr plan to control those Homekit devices from within the Roomie app.

Austinzipppy ,

Once again it has broken my setup

Who runs this product? I cringe every time there is an update, and this one is no exception. My volume controls for my denon receivers have all stopped working. Please for the love of the universe, stop making unnecessary changes. You are not going to replace HomeKit or google, pick your product area and your key customer and make them love your product. I expect that your goal is to to retain customers like me who have complex av systems and multi person families who benefit from ease of use of tech. If this is the case, you should be looking at existing configuration to find the most common components, setups, and integrations and then regression test simulated versions of them before you release new software. Seems to me you are testing new setups from scratch, and maybe that works fine, but you are always breaking your more tenured customers setups. I have managed to simplify my life in one system down to an appletv running everything, including on/off and volume - motivated by being able to stop using roomie. So for that system I have achieved a roomie-free situation that is perfect. For my theater, there is a lot more going on and it helps to have roomies ability to integrate and automation controls. Unfortunately instead of being excited about roomie, I spend time like a clever squirrel trying to find another path and look forward to the day I can finally fire you, and stop paying hundreds of dollars a year.

Developer Response ,

Designating your Primary Controller in the Homes panel as per the Setup Guide resolves that.

App Privacy

The developer, Roomie Remote, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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