Grace Digital – Remote Control
By Grace Digital Audio Inc
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New Features added to version 3.0:
General bugs fixes and added enhanced functionality for Grace Radios that have service pack V266 or greater.
Features added for radios with software versions (service packs) greater than V266 are:
- Song meta data for Sirius, Pandora, iheartradio and numerous internet radio stations
- Enhanced alarm functionality
- Ability to set sleep timer
- Ability to pause Pandora
To find your radio’s service pack please go to your radio’s ‘settings’ menu than ‘version’ then scroll until you see ‘service pack’.
Allow your iPhoneTM or iPod R touch to control your Grace Digital Internet Radio from anywhere around your home.
The Grace Digital remote control application allows you to go
where no IR remote has gone before. Control 1 or more of
your Grace Digital Internet radios from your iPhone™ or
iPod® touch. Change the volume of your radio, turn the
radio on / off, play or change your radio’s presets and see Pandora album art.
Listen to any station on any radio in any room of your house.
Play one of our 17,000 radio stations from your local town to
Stations around the world like the BBC, NPR, Live365,
to your favorite podcast from BlogTalkRadio. You can even
view album art from Pandora and thumbs up or down a song.
- Control your radio’s function from your iPhone™ or
- Turn the radio on / off
- Increase / decrease or mute the radio’s volume
- Mute or un-mute all Grace radios on your home network.
- Play or change a preset or your my stuff folder
- Search for stations
- Control one or more Grace Digital Internet radios
- Set any of the 5 different Alarms on the radio
- Play, cue and add media server songs on a Grace Radio
The Grace iPhone application requires that your radio has service pack version V257-a-865-a-349 or higher.
On the Grace Internet radio menu please choose 'settings', then 'upgrade radio' then choose 'yes'. Please do not unplug your radio during the upgrade.
What's New in Version 3.0.3
A Complete Abomination
It takes 5 minutes for the app to find my radio every time I open it. The app hangs/crashes frequently. It would be helpful if the Internet Radio search function actually worked. The UI is dated, confusing, and difficult to navigate. Some controls such as volume are too small and close together for a touch interface. How about doing a little usability testing before deploying to your loyal customers? It's real a shame to see such abysmal web/app support for such a great piece of hardware. If Grace Digital were smart, they would invest a little more in their web/app infrastructure, as they have the potential to nicely complement or replace a cumbersome hardware interface, and greatly improve the overall user experience. Unfortunately the current options only seem to add complexity and frustrate customers.
The good: it allows you to easily turn on/off and control de volume/mute the radio, as well as quickly access all of the resources (alarm, radio stations, playlists, radio services, weather, etc).
The app crashes way too often on my iPhone 5s, 64GB, iOS 7.0.4, not jailbroken and maybe 4 apps running simultaneously.
Managing the playlist on the app becomes a challenge, as the app crashes every time.
The app is also slow to respond at times, when clicking on any icon it can freeze for a few seconds.
Also, there should be a way for me to input an URL easily, as there are stations that aren't listed in either the app or the radio itself. If that's available they did a great job in hiding it!
Decent app, needs work
Where's the sleep timer? OTOH, stores more than twice the stations than the regular remote, AND lets you turn the radio on/off, AND adjust volume, all from the app. If you use an AirPort Extreme router, there are some issues with the radio, as UPnP isn't supported by the Apple router and you must install a third party app like TVMOBiLI in order to access your Mac iTunes files, and then figure out how to see them on the app. Support from Grace is pretty good on their Facebook page, but less so on their site. All told, I love the radio, and the app.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Apr 24, 2013
- Version: 3.0.3
- Size: 4.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Grace Digital Inc.
- © 2009 Howard Abrams and Grace Digital
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.