Roomie breaks new ground by automatically discovering most modern components on your network. Using an array of recognition protocols including UPnP (Universal Plug and Play), DLNA, DDDP, SSDP, and Bonjour, Roomie recognizes supported devices automatically. Roomie even automatically adapts if your devices change their address.
For components supporting direct IP control, no additional hardware is required. Roomie simply uses your existing Wi-Fi network. Roomie provides an industry leading broad array of compatibility with a large number of modern IP controlled devices.
With a Roomie Blaster, activate the full power of Roomie for infrared devices providing over 190,000 commands for virtually all home theater devices.
Our extensive high-end infrared library provides many commands not available on manufacturer remotes including discrete power on and off commands for many devices. The precision offered by Roomie’s library allows a fine-grained level of control over your components.
Infrared support requires a Roomie Blaster adapter from the Roomie Store. Using any other adapter or a version of Roomie prior to 3.0 for infrared control requires the Roomie Service in-app purchase.
Roomie provides advanced two-way feedback support for many devices via direct IP control and serial connections.
Unlike older universal remotes, Roomie knows your receiver’s volume level, power status, mute, input, and listening mode allowing you to view and control these aspects of your system in ways impossible with infrared. Roomie integrates with many Blu-ray Players to allow Live Scrubbing and elapsed/total time displays, integrates streaming and USB song feedback from popular receivers, DirecTV guide and time displays, and many other examples.
Once you’ve tried live feedback, you’ll wonder how you ever used home theater components without it.
Roomie provides integrated cable, satellite, and antenna television listings for the US, UK, Canada, and 31 other countries. Roomie personalizes your listings with favorite channels, and integrates with your devices to tune channels directly. Information on each show provides episode tracking, descriptions, Next On schedules, cast and crew information and photos, and detailed talent biographies and filmographies.
Advanced macros can be created for exacting control over your systems. Using the extensive command library, Roomie’s macros can sequence complex command timing over multiple types of connection precisely and easily to automate high-end home theaters, multiple rooms, or houses.
While older solutions required the use of third-party websites or applications to design your system, all editing of Remote Designs is built right into Roomie to get your system setup start to finish in just minutes. Customization of buttons, backgrounds, sliders, graphics and more are all provided in a simple interface.
Roomie controls iTunes installations on your Mac OS X or Windows sytems directly via your network. All your Music, TV Shows, Movies, and other iTunes content can be controlled directly from Roomie like another home theater device.
Roomie can even control Airplay through iTunes to stream your music from iTunes to an Apple TV or other Airplay compatible device on your network.
As an addition to Roomie’s control over Sonos systems and groups, the Roomie Service provides Sonos systems a Guide for the large amount of content available to them.
The Sonos Guide can browse the Music Library, manage the Queue, control iTunes Playlists, tune Sonos Radio or Pandora stations, access the Line In inputs, search, create Pandora stations, and more.
iTunes systems gain a powerful Guide for the entire iTunes Library. Browse Songs, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, iTunes U courses, and even iTunes Radio. Play items with live feedback in the Virtual Remote for album/show art, progress, and scrubbing control.
Because Roomie also controls Airplay, all of your iTunes media is playable on your Apple TV as well.
XBMC and VLC gain a complete Media Guide for playlists with cover art when available, and access to the entire filesystem with instant control over active media.
Supported set top boxes including DISH’s Hopper/Joey and TiVo Roamio/Premiere provide the ability to browse and play programs recorded on your DVR.
Kaleidescape movies are tightly integrated with complete browsing of all movies, episodes, and scenes. Detailed movie information from Kaleidescape is viewable within Roomie, and Roomie’s guide is also linked to provide additional information.
Expand the built-in personalized guide from the current day to a full two weeks of constantly updated information and photos for shows, credits, and cast/crew biographies.
In landscape orientation, the Roomie Service also provides a full screen guide view.
Available via In App Purchase. All Media Guides are bundled together with the Roomie Service.
Rooms, Lights, and even Shades are synchronized with Roomie for simple integration of lighting and shade/drapery control in each room.
Lutron Radio RA 2 is automatically discovered, and each room’s devices synchronized for complete control over lighting, shades, and even keypads. Vera, Philips Hue, Insteon, and Belkin WeMo are also discovered and all devices synchronized automatically. Lighting can be customized with sliders, delayed commands, and more. Activities to control each room are automatically generated with live feedback for each light.
Virtually all modern receivers are supported by direct IP control for extensive feedback on many network streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Sirius/XM, and more.
Interactive service, playlist, and song selection, Pandora station control, iPod Dock access, Airplay control, and radio tuner feedback are standard on many models. Some receivers additionally offer album art and multiple connection support. Popular receiver brands such as Denon, Integra, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer, and Yamaha are deeply integrated.
Wi-Fi Synchronization provides synchronization between Roomie Remotes including Activity and Power changes. Roomie Agent for OS X persists synchronization even when Roomie isn’t running.
The Roomie Service provides simple one click Backup and Restore of configurations.
Roomie is also integrated with Dropbox to allow rapid cloud-based backup and restore.
Roomie supports essentially all home theater components by infrared combined with Roomie Blaster adapters from the Roomie Store. Roomie Blaster adapters provide a powerful infrared solution without line of sight requirements, coffee table gadgetry, or batteries.
Roomie also supports serial (RS-232) connections used by many high-end home theater components.
The Agent Management Pack enables a vast expanse of new functionality when combined with Roomie Agent for OS X, a product designed to enhance and manage the Roomie experience.
Roomie Agent provides synchronization and backup for all Roomie devices on your network. Turn your Mac into an HTPC using Agent’s remote control over OS X including wake, sleep, and restart.
Live screen viewing, mouse control, and keyboard commands for OS X are directly integrated into Roomie.
Available via In App Purchase
A full size clock display turns Roomie into a wall clock or bedside alarm clock. Integrated alarm functionality executes commands to any of your Roomie devices at designated times. Open your drapes and turn on your lights every morning. Roomie’s alarm provides multiple alarm sound selection, snooze, and activation by day of week.
Roomie supports adding live RTSP-compatible video and surveillance camera displays to any Virtual Remote. Just tap the video image to enlarge to full screen or switch to HD resolution.
Clock and Alarms require separate purchase of the Roomie Service from the Roomie Store inside the application.
Roomie breaks new ground with industry leading proximity automation. Using Apple’s iBeacon standards, Roomie turns any supported iOS device into a location aware iBeacon. Third-party dedicated iBeacons such as the Estimote can also be used to designate the rooms in your home.
When an iBeacon broadcasts a room’s proximity, Roomie is able to switch to that room automatically when you enter it. No more need to find the room in your list of rooms as you walk around the house.
Proximity Detection rules allow designating actions like “turn on this room’s lights when my iPhone comes within 4 meters of this iPad.” Or the reverse such as “turn off the lights when my iPhone leaves this room.”
Proximity Automation require separate purchase of the Roomie Service from the Roomie Store inside the application.