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 1.8.1
Minor bug fixes and advertising updates.
Good when it works
App is better than the over priced replacement remote AT&T sells or the after market "universal" remotes which doesn't replace all functions of the original.
However, it must be restarted each time the phone locks (which if you're watching a recorded show stops it and goes to live tv) and several times since I have downloaded the app the app and control box have needed to be re-synced.
Also, occasionally it simply won't work giving a communications error message.
The app is a minimally satisfactory replacement for a lost or broken remote but there are many bugs still to be worked out.
It's a convenient tool but the accessibility leaves something to be desired. It's a pain that you have to flip between options that are readily available on the actual remote and impatient people will get frustrated finding the features they want especially switching between boxes. It would be better if it was like an actual remote to where you can take a remote from room to room and it controls every box without having to tell it which box it's controlling.
I've been using the app more and more as my kids steal and lose the remote(s) regularly. App works as advertised, I think. I can't figure out the "go back" feature and the hand gesture interface is ok but not great. I do not use the voice control so I can not rate that functionality but I think this app is a must and slowly replacing the handheld remote provided.
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- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Jan 31, 2015
- Version: 1.8.1
- Size: 21.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: AT&T Services, Inc.
- © 2014 AT&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.