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Cox_Internet_Cu's avatar
New Contributor
3 years ago

iPhone as cable box remote. [Like Apple]

Are there any IoT devices that can act as a cable box remote? Ex. IOS Smart device.iPhone. FYI. Searching on this leads to old, dead discussions locked threads w/ no answer or response. Woefully maintained and waste of time.

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Honored Contributor III

    I was looking into this a few years ago.  There are ways to use a mobile device as a Universal remote; however, the secret isn't just an app...but a mobile device equipped with both IR (infrared) and RF (Radio Frequency) transmitters.  Apps can be free but transmitters will cost you.

    You should first inventory your equipment for your transmitter requirements:  IR, RF, Bluetooth, etc.  What does each device support?

    This article should get you going...