Have you ever imagined owning a device which lets you control most of your media devices remotely? If your answer is ‘yes’, someone out there has heard your wish! Peel, a company known for making Smart Remotes, has developed one such remote control app for Apple Watch users through which you can control over 4000 home applications like televisions, DVD players, audio devices, streaming devices and also set-top-box such as Roku. So, you need not keep all the remote controls with you; your Apple Watch is enough to let you operate all the devices.
We already have a smart remote which is compatible with iPhone, and this Apple Watch app has been developed to work with it well. The watch app enables you to operate different devices remotely via wi-fi, however, it does not work in all cases, and needs Pronto hardware to run. The Pronto 360 degree IR blaster is a hardware unit which is used to transform the iPhone and Apple Watch into universal remote controls. The Price of this hardware is $49.99. It fulfills the IR capabilities which are essential for the home applications to run and respond smoothly. It is connected with the devices using Bluetooth technology.
Peel’s iPhone application not only lets you operate multi-home applications remotely but also recommends movies and TV shows based on the programs you have watched previously. And if you use the Peel app for tuning into different programs, you get better recommendations. The app is also useful for discovering content on different streaming services such as YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix.
Sometime earlier, Peel had launched an Apple Watch Application which featured a mini version of its visual program guide; this visual program guide could be scrolled through easily using the screen of your watch. Peel Smart Remote App has Top Picks tabs wherein you find first three ribbons through the guide. When you use it, you will also find the section ‘Channels You Watched’. Now, you need not do anything to watch your favorite program, just find it on the list and hit its thumbnail image to watch.
To Sum It Up
This application seems to be a good proposition, especially for TV bingers. And now you don’t need to worry about losing your TV remote ever again!