Can I Turn My Galaxy S5 Into a Universal Remote?

harrystam

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Is there any way I can turn my daily phone into a universal remote?
A remote I can change channels or music with. I think this is unlikely without wireless access keys, but I'm curious.
 

getochkn

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You can use a harmony hub. That's what I have. It's a small IR hub that can control many devices and be controlled from your phone.

You can buy a cheap IR dongle too that plugs into the headphone jack of some phones but its big and hangs off the phone like a sore thumb, not something to have on your phone all the time.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/harmony-remotes

Any of the hub's can be controled with a phone, or the remote if you get a remote version.


http://www.irdroid.com/ Or that hanging off your phone with a battery. lol.
 

harrystam

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Yeah, the Irdroid is overkill and impractical. I'm looking to use just my phone alone. ( or is that impossible?)
I'm mostly looking to do this to mess with my brother and neighbor. Obnoxiously loud music all the time.
 

getochkn

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According to Gam3r01's link your phone has an IR blaster in it already.
 

harrystam

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Aha! True. I just forgot to read into that link. It says smart remote requires some setup. I know I've tried it on my tv and it asks me to restart my tv.
Do you know if I can just hook in with systems without any hassle?
 

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Mine turns on, asks me for the model of whatever it is (in this case I select dish DVR) then it tells me to point it and press any button, do that until the syncs, no restart.
 

Gam3r01

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I was doing that to my girlfriends family, they then asked me to look at the receiver (they know Im a computer engineering student)
"I dont know whats wrong with it" (clicks the power button from my phone as I walk away)
 
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