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Does Smart Remote Control Non-Smart Items?

Yes! Smart Remote controls several types of non-smart items.

To get a better idea of what this means, let's first define what a "smart" device is. Usually, it means a device that is connected to the Internet in one way or another. In contrast, "non-smart" devices include Infrared (IR) equipment, any electrical appliance used with a smart plug, and virtual zones. Here are some examples:

 

  • IR Equipment: Smart Remote uses infrared technology to control IR equipment such as older TVs, cable boxes, home cinemas, DVD/Blu-ray players, etc.
  • Electrical appliances: Smart Remote can control regular appliances that connect to smart plugs (some espresso machines, toasters, non-smart light bulbs, etc.). Smart Remote controls "smart plugged" devices by turning their smart plugs on and off via Wi-Fi. *

  • Virtual zones: Although they are neither physical objects nor "smart devices," you can program certain areas of your home to give you instant access to different services. For example, you can decide that:

    • When you point your Smart Remote at a window, the weather forecast will automatically appear on your Smart Remote screen.

    • When you point your Smart Remote at your front door, you can request an Uber ride with one touch.

    • When you point your Smart Remote at your goldfish's bowl, you can order sushi with one touch.

 

Note that Smart Remote doesn't come with any smart plugs, but will gradually be compatible with more and more models of smart plugs thanks to the availability of a software development kits (SDKs). 

 

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