Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By Dagr
  • 1 Post By Maxou
  • 1 Post By mrpnut

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 30th, 2013, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 18
 
Device(s): Galaxy S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default IR blaster apps?

New to Note 3, moved up from Galaxy S. Generally very few quibbles, its very fast and responsive. The file transfer seems to me magic, the storage appears to remain mounted of the phone and the PC (via USB3) simultaneously (though I am not pushing my luck changing things in both places at once).

One of the plus points on the Note 3 was the IR blaster. Unfortunately as this appears to be just a transmitter rather than a transceiver there is no way of 'teaching' remote controller IR codes (like say my old Palm).

Does anyone know of IR apps with easy to find remote control codes? I have tried IR Universal Remote but it is very tedious checking every code type by trial and error.

The only odd thing about the Note 3 is that I have to calibrate the compass (using GPS Status) before each use. Anyone else see this?

KingsleyM is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 30th, 2013, 08:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Dagr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 175
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One, Samsung Nexus 10, ASUS Nexus 7 (Gen 1)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 9
Thanked 26 Times in 15 Posts
Default

I've found the built in WatchOn app to have a good amount of codes built in. In fact it can control my lg sound bar that I can't seem to get any of my other remotes to use properly. The room switching functionality is nice as well.
ScandaLeX likes this.
Dagr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 3rd, 2014, 09:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 8
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, Previously a Galaxy SIII
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I purchased the "Smart Remote" app ($6.99), and I am very happy with it.
juniortrd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 4th, 2014, 11:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 447
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 23
Thanked 27 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Does it allow you to create a macro composed of 6 or 7 ir blasts? It takes 6 steps to turn picture in picture on or off in a Samsung smart tv. I'd love to just hit one button that performs all 6 steps in sequence for me.
recDNA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 4th, 2014, 11:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
 
Device(s): Samsung galaxy note 3
Carrier: UK vodafone

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by juniortrd View Post
I purchased the "Smart Remote" app ($6.99), and I am very happy with it.
I did too, it's great, just a little hard to set up as the interface isn't extremely user friendly.
scottwright likes this.
Maxou is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 5th, 2014, 01:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
MrClean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KC MO
Gender: Male
Posts: 220
 
Device(s): SGN3 - Rooted Moto Photon-junk
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 94
Thanked 51 Times in 33 Posts
Default

I use the Galaxy S4 Universal Remote. Seems to get updated on a regular basis and they've added a lot of new features in the past few updates.
__________________
Can't sleep.....Clowns will eat me.
MrClean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2014, 08:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 447
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 23
Thanked 27 Times in 24 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrClean View Post
I use the Galaxy S4 Universal Remote. Seems to get updated on a regular basis and they've added a lot of new features in the past few updates.
Is that the same app as watchon?
recDNA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
THE WORLD IS YOURS
 
mrpnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CALI
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,514
 
Device(s): Galaxy note 3 /Galaxy s4/ Baked Galaxy tab 2 / Galaxy S3
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 1,417
Thanked 1,776 Times in 1,060 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to mrpnut mrpnut310@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
Is that the same app as watchon?
No....I think watch on app is really good.
MrClean likes this.
__________________

mrpnut is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2014, 06:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 651
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 Black 32GB
Carrier: Three (UK)

Thanks: 29
Thanked 101 Times in 85 Posts
Default

I have yet to find an app which works with my Panasonic TV .. It seems that the Panasonics need a long press to power on which the apps don't seem to be able to send ..
Gomjaba is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2014, 09:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
MrClean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KC MO
Gender: Male
Posts: 220
 
Device(s): SGN3 - Rooted Moto Photon-junk
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 94
Thanked 51 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
Is that the same app as watchon?
The Play Store sells the S4 Remote for $3.99 I think. I bought it just because I had a credit and turns out I really like it and use it daily. I don't have to hunt for the TV remote and can change the channel on my kids when they are watching something. It's really kinda fun.
I'm going to try the WatchON app, never even launched it yet so I'm interested in finding out more about it.
MrClean is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Reply

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

Samsung is coming back with its legendary phablet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes packed with the best of specs, featuring a 5.7-inch display, a Snapdragon 800 procesor, a 3200 mAh battery and all the specs you can expect from a top-end device.&nb... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.