U-verse Easy Remote
By AT&T Services, Inc.
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The U-verse Easy Remote free iPhone app is just that; easy to use, easy to see and even easy to hear with VoiceOver enabled. This app is specifically designed to work with the U-verse receiver and allow full control of the channel navigation with a gesture pad or voice recognition as well single touch access to Closed Captioning. There are 2 settings for font size and multiple color themes to maximize the display based on need or preference.
• Easy access to remote control features of U-verse TV
• Optimized for Accessible and Senior audiences
• Features voice commands and search capabilities
• Supports Voice Over feature
• Free download
• Only works in U-verse homes with U-verse WiFi
AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet service is required to connect a qualifying device to an AT&T U-verse receiver.
What's New in Version 1.7
Updates for minor bug fixes.
Review on Easy Remote
I've used it since the review following and now I find I must upgrade my review upon requests for noticeable appreciation for this app.
I find that as I've used it and it has been upraded, I find a better overall app.
One deficiency I do see is a lack of ability to turn the hardware on, from start. It's fine for operating & navigating the guide but we have no TV on - off control.
That's the only shortcoming I can see.
I love the speech function for changing channels.
I don't like the swipe function but that's ok.
Original review follows:
I'm an Electronic Tech by trade. When I saw this app in a review request by AT&T I didn't know it existed. Thought It was the plastic one that I use, always. I discovered it by accident after pulling down some apps. AT&T provided. It's a no brain required to determine its usefulness, easy to accidentally set up if U know what channel to tune to, and follow the simple directions. Its GREAT.
Better with new iPhone
Was not too enamoured of this app with an iPhone 4. But just upgraded to the 5s and it really seems to have improves the speed. App snaps open and on-screen menus pop open fairly quickly.
Biggest disadvantage is the lack of any type of volume control that necessitates the need to keep another remote handy. If not for that, I would use this app almost exclusively to control all 3 TV sets in the house.
Also, be warned, the space between one tv and uverse wifi is far enough to warrant the use of a second, non uverse modem/wifi. The app will not recognize this
broadband connection and I have to get close enough to the uverse wifi to connect to tv but have to switch networks when using the phone for data heavy functions not related to uverse back to the local network.
This is a wonderful app.
For many years, I have complained that there is no excess ability with any of the systems for watching TV. If you're blind you can't pick what you want to watch, record stuff or watch TV on demand easy remote helps with some of those things I can now record shows watch what I recorded, and pick from the guide what I want to watch. The power of choice is a beautiful thing, and not to be taken for granted. Easy remote is a wonderful app. U-verse, the companion app is also wonderful. With U-verse I can watch TV on demand which I wasn't able to do before. It's really cool.
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- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Sep 27, 2013
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 17.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: AT&T Services, Inc.
- © 2013 A&T Intellectual Property, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.