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 3.0.5
Updated app fixes bugs and adds sleep timer functionality
Works... Read on for remote connection issues
I, as others had the same issue with the app not detecting the unit. First option to try is always reboot your phone if a hardware device does not recognize the software app. After rebooting and opening the app, it connected within a second and works well. If rebooting your phone does not work, uninstall the grace remote app, reinstall, reboot phone. Good to go. The function buttons could be larger as others have mentioned. IE: volume, play/pause. All functions response instantaneously with Grace device a few feet away in kitchen and wifi installed in basement.
After using this app for awhile, it's just horrible. Majority of the time the app won't recognize my Pandora stations. Have to close it out, uninstall app, reinstall app, then hope the stations are there. usually are not there. Very poorly written software. my original review was 5 stars.
I had issues initially (around mid 2013 - early 2014) with trouble detecting the radio. I rebooted the radio, the router, pretty much everything. Finally, I reset the router when I decided I wanted to install a guest network. Apparently there were some configuration parameters set in the router which were at odds with how my radio likes to connect.. Now it works as Grace intended.
The interface is simple and fully covers a wide range of functions. The only thing missing (or at least that I couldn't find) that I'd like to have is the snooze feature. The app also has far more presets than what is physically tied to the radio (10) without having to delve into menus.
Grace Remote Control App Works!
I am puzzled by the reviewers who could not get this app to work or connect to their Grace radio. I successfully connected to both an iPhone 4S and an iPad Air in less than five minutes.
Once connected, the app worked great as a remote to our Grace Internet radio. Also, the remote app provides additional features such as album images and additional album/artist information.
I think this remote app works great and I recommend it to other Grace radio owners.