iRedTouch - the universal "Universal Remote"
PLEASE NOTE: This application requires additional hardware
Are you tired of having several remotes lying around in your living room? Do you want to use your iPhone or iPod touch instead? This and much more is possible with iRedTouch - in conjunction with an infrared LAN or WiFi module by IRTrans GmbH (www.irtrans.com) or a GC-100 or iTach module by Global Caché (www.globalcache.com).
Please visit iRedTouch website for details.
A version especially for the iPad (iRedTouch HD) is also available on the App Store!
WITH ONE IR MODULE:
- Use your fingers to flip through the list of your remotes on the iPhone or iPod touch
- Tap on the photo of your remote - and the IR module transmits the respective IR signal
- Hold down your finger - and the IR signals will be sent repeatedly, if appropriate
- Infrared codes of all common devices (HiFi/TV/DVD/...) can be taught to iRedTouch
- Control your Philips HUE lighting system, too!
- No PC or Mac needs to be running at all!
- All this is even possible via mobile networks! The magic is called "VPN".
WITH MORE IR MODULES:
- Control all IR-capable devices in your household, from anywhere in your WLAN!
- Determine which remote or button will use which IR module all over your network
WHICH MODULES ARE SUPPORTED?
- All IRTrans modules LAN or WiFi, IR with up to 16 LEDs, RS232, contact closure, if available
- GC-100 (Global Caché), IR, RS232, contact closure
- iTach (Global Caché), IR, RS232, contact closure, depending on model
- iTach Flex (Global Caché), IR, RS232, contact closure, with adapters
HOW TO CREATE A REMOTE:
1. Make a photo of your remote, scan it, or even make a sketch of it
2. In iRedTouch choose the very photo as the touchable area of your new remote
3. Place the buttons on the screen, simply by tapping onto the photo
4. Teach the infrared signals to iRedTouch - a built-in assistant makes this easy
5. That's it!
NOT ONLY INFRARED
iRedTouch can perform lots of "actions":
- Infrared-Code with IR modules, via external LEDs if available
- RS232 strings with certain modules
- Contact closures with certain modules
EVEN WITHOUT MODULES ...
- Control your Music app ("iPod")
- Call URLs (aka web adresses), some devices understand that!
- Control Philips HUE Personal Wireless Lighting
- Jump to a different remote
- Create Macros from all these actions
IF YOU HAVE A MAC:
- Control "iRed2" on the Mac - a free license is included with certain IRTrans modules
- Use IRTrans USB modules connected to your Mac, just from iRedTouch via iRed2
- Control your Mac, change speaker volume, send it to sleep, ...
- Control iTunes, let iRed2 announce the current track, jump to the next album, set ratings, etc.
- All this and much more from iRedTouch on your iPhone or iPod touch
WITH YOUR MAC ON THE ROAD:
- Control applications on your MacBook (Pro), e.g. a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation - via WLAN from your iPhone
- Control QuickTime Player or VLC, or whatever. iRed2 is very flexible and adjustable to your needs
NEW IN VERSION 1.11
• New Features:
- iPhone X supported
- Dropbox works - again
- Repeating codes functional on iPhones with force touch
Ratings and Reviews
The older Meridian audio products do not come with an iPhone remote. So you have to build your own. There’s dozens of apps based on using the generic Global Cache hardware interfaces, but most are horrible: expensive, or won’t work without a server, or demands a monthly subscription fee, or horribly complex programming, or inscrutable instructions, or...
Well, iRedTouch has none of these problems. Easy to use and you’ll be up and running in an hour. Hurrah!
This is exacly what I was looking for in a wireless remote app. Very easy to use once you have the remotes setup. The setup could be easier, but it is not that bad. Would be nice to download remotes (possibly in the future). E-mail to support was quicky responded to.
Does require hardware that seems like it could be cheaper. Maybe when more of you start buying the price will go down.
Can't wait for updates.
If You Have an IRTrans, Buy This
Yes, you do need an IRTrans for it to do anything. If you have one, this app can make your iPhone/iTouch the control panel for anything with an IR remote. It's a very easy program to use. An hour after installing it, I was controlling all of my home theater equipment and my Mac. Pay no mind to the reviews that say there are tons of apps that do this. There aren't, and this one does a great job.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.