Use Wi-Fi to control thousands of devices like TVs, cable and satellite boxes, receivers, Blu-ray players, lights, thermostats, and many more smart home devices. Free trial subscriptions are offered for new users. An active subscription is required. Any prior purchase of Simple Service is recognized by this app.

IMPORTANT: Some devices may not be controlled directly via Wi-Fi and require a Simple Blaster adapter for infrared control. Check to determine whether any of your devices need a Simple Blaster.

Winner of the 2015 and 2016 CEA Home Technology App of the Year Award! This major new V5 release takes Simple Control to the next level.

• World-class IP Control: Directly control thousands of devices via Wi-Fi including Apple TV, Fire TV, DISH, Sonos, TiVo, Nest, Kodi, Plex, DirecTV, Roku – automatically discovered on your network.
• HomeKit: The only app that provides control of your entire home including HomeKit accessories, seamlessly blending home control with audio/video control.
• Unmatched Compatibility: Over 300,000 commands for IP, Infrared, and even Serial devices automatically organized into easy to use panels.
• Sonos: Runs your entire Sonos system. Group/regroup speakers, setup automatic regroupings and control Sonos services.
• Macros+Automation: Sequence precise control over your devices.
• Receivers: Integrates with popular receivers from Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Marantz, and more including receiver music systems such as HEOS and MusicCast.
• TV/Projectors: Sony, Samsung, LG, Vizio, Epson, Sharp, Panasonic, JVC.
• Lighting, Thermostats, Cameras: Lutron, Nest, Honeywell, SmartThings, Philips Hue, Vera, Insteon, WeMo, and any RTSP or HomeKit camera.
• TV Guides: Personalized listings for 34 countries to tune channels. Detailed episode, season, and cast information.
• DVR Guides: DVR control for DISH, TiVo, and DirecTV
• Media Guides: Content guides for Sonos, Kodi, Plex, iTunes, VLC, Kaleidescape
• Live TV: Watch Live TV with HDHomeRun
• PiP: Watch your cameras or Live TV using Picture in Picture mode on compatible iPads.
• Live synchronization of your home configuration across multiple iOS devices
• Triggers: Time/timer or device events can execute command sequences such as turning on lights when a SmartThings motion detector trips, or shutting everything down at 8pm.
• iCloud Backup/Restore
• iBeacons for automatic room switching
• Widget for quick access to controls
• Apple TV companion app to view Live TV/cameras.
• Apple Watch companion app

Requires dedicated iOS, tvOS, or macOS:
• Amazon Echo Voice Control
• SmartThings Triggers
• Remote Access including remote streaming for video cameras and live TV
• macOS Remote Control

Requires Simple Service Unlimited:
• Multiple Home support
• User Permissions
• Invites for Guests and Integrators

Choose a subscription level based on number of devices controlled:

Simple Service
10 Devices — Control up to 10 devices: $1.99/month or $19.99/year
30 Devices – Control up to 30 devices: $29.99/year
100 Devices – Control up to 100 devices: $49.99/year
Unlimited – Control everything with multiple homes + permissions: $99.99/year

Subscriptions renew via iTunes Account at the selected interval unless auto-renew is disabled 24 hours before end of period. Subscriptions may be managed in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused free trial portion is forfeited on purchasing a subscription.

An always-on device is required for some advanced features such as Remote Access and Amazon Echo Voice Control. For instance, a dedicated iPad or iPhone can be used that doubles as the remote for your Living Room. The always-on device can also be an Apple TV with the Simple Control TV app or the macOS app.

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What's New

Version 5.0.11

* Many Vizio TV control improvements.
* Increased robustness for Nest commands from HomeBar over long periods of time.
* Infrared learning interface updated.
* Fixed issue with Family Sharing and subscriptions.
* Added Forgot Password link to the login panel.
* Ignore Smart Invert mode as it is meaningless for our UI.
* Various additional fixes.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5

307 Ratings

307 Ratings

Powerful, Elegant, a Gem


If you’ve tried to buy or program a truly universal control center for A/V and other devices, you know that it’s expensive, time-consuming, and frequently makes you constantly reliant on systems integrators. I’ve used universal remotes to professional automation controllers and this product rises above everything in my opinion. And the fact that it can use IP control makes it highly reliable compared with IR and RF solutions, although Simple can use those connection techniques as well. The only shortfall I can see for now is the lack of a hardware device with hard buttons, but the advantages of this solution far outweigh that shortcoming.

Support is outstanding - responsive and knowledgeable. How often do you see this in a consumer product? It’s easy to see this software core being built into OEM products someday. They have solved many of the difficult issues surrounding integrating many products with dissimilar interfaces and are dedicated to ensuring the product is successfully used by its customers.

Version 5 is a significant step up from Version 4, which was a big improvement from the days of Roomie Remote. The team is clearly dedicated to constantly improving their offerings.

I’ve never written such a positive review before, but these guys deserve it. I really appreciate what they have accomplished.

Not Fully Baked


It all starts with a poor experience where you must register an account then add an in-app subscription. One shouldn’t be required to register just to try an app. The fine print on the subscription page mentions a free trial, but it’s not until you actually get to the App Store purchase screen that it’s clear that the subscription includes a trial period.
What’s worse is that the registration account isn’t even used to share the configuration between devices. I encountered an error message on the locations screen that isn’t covered in the online knowledge base. Support responded and sent me to a page that appears irrelevant. That page goes through Family Sharing options, but does not cover the same user with multiple iOS devices. I had to manually backup the configuration to iCloud on the first device then manually restore it on the second device. This should all happen automatically.
The user experience of the app itself is far from intuitive and almost nothing works as one expects. To top it all off, the subscription model is too complicated and expense.

Developer Response

All subscriptions do include a Free Trial. Sharing configurations is quite simple, support is happy to assist you with that, one device must be designated as a hub, using Backup is not a way to share a configuration. Please Contact Support using the Email button on the About panel of the app and they will be happy to assist.



I have used this remote app sense it was Roomie, this version is not all bad, but enough that it looks like will stay with the old version as long as we can.
First operational wise it works, the graphics are a different story I feel I’m back in the 90’s. The graphics are to large, and so far I have not found where I could adjust them. Next the color options are what I remember from the 80’s. Last I will need to change the programming to get it to work the way it did before this update, I am glad I can use the old and new version as I choose.
The other big issue is my wife cannot figure it out, a big problem, although she does like that text can be displayed under the buttons.
My hopes are that we see a new version soon that offers better graphics then version 4.5.8. The iPhone or iPad has excellent displays can’t we design a remote that uses that capability and also work well as SimpleControl does?


Roomie Remote, Inc
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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
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You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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In-App Purchases
  1. Simple Service – 10 Devices $1.99
  2. Simple Service – 10 Devices $19.99
  3. Simple Service – 30 Devices $29.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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