Features

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Virtual Remotes

Roomie provides a virtual remote control for any supported device, automatically optimizing each remote for iOS. Roomie provides all of the commands from your original remote and often more advanced commands including “discrete” power on and off.

Automatic Discovery and IP Control

Roomie sets a new standard for installation simplicity 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.

View the list of supported direct IP control devices.

Infrared Control

Infrared Control

With a Roomie Blaster adapter, 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.

Take Control of Your TV

Gesture Control

The next generation of control is here. Gesture Controls are automatically generated for all devices using feedback-based gesture panels clearly displaying which commands are available for gesture control, integrating feedback from devices into the panel, and establishing the principle of safe gestures to prevent accidental commands. Older Remote Designs are automatically upgraded to include new Gesture Panels, and all Gesture Panels are editable as part of Remote Designs.

Watch the Gesture Control video.

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Live Feedback

Live Feedback

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. View devices supported with Live Feedback.

Personalized Guide

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.

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Take Control of Your Music

iTunes and Apple TV Integration

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.

Roomie has direct network control of all current Apple TV generations including gestures, media feedback, and keyboard support.

iTunes and Apple Tv Integration

iTunes Media Guide

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.

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Sonos Guide

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.

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XBMC and Plex Media Guides

XBMC and Plex gain a complete Media Guide for playlists with cover art when available, and access to the entire filesystem with instant control over active media.

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DISH, DirecTV and TiVo Guide

Supported set top boxes including DISH’s Hopper/Joey, DirecTV and TiVo Roamio/Premiere provide the ability to browse and play programs recorded on your DVR.

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Kaleidescape Movie Guide

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.

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Take Control of Your Lights

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Lighting and Shade Integration

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.

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Receiver Streaming Integration

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.

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Syncing and Backup

Synchronization and Backup

Roomie Synchronization

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.

Roomie Service Backup and Restore

The Roomie Service provides simple one click Backup and Restore of configurations.

Dropbox Backup and Restore

Roomie is also integrated with Dropbox to allow rapid cloud-based backup and restore.

Infrared, Serial, and Relay Adapters

Roomie supports essentially all home theater components by infrared with the Roomie Service available in the app combined with any verified infrared adapter available in the Roomie Store. iTach 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.

View the list of supported devices.

  Roomie supports essentially all home theater components by infrared with the Roomie Service available in the app combined with any verified infrared adapter available in the Roomie Store. iTach 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.  View the list of supported devices. blasters

Take Control of Your Life

Agent Pack

Roomie Agent Management

Agent Management 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.

Agent Management requires separate purchase of Roomie Agent for OS X from the Roomie Store and the Roomie Service inside the application.

Clock, Alarms, Video Cameras

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.

iBeacons and Proximity

Proximity Automation/iBeacons

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.

Nest Thermostat Control

Official, supported control over Nest thermostats including commands to set cool/heat points, fan timers, and away status.

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Advanced Macros and Customization

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.

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