Program a specific streaming show on a scene?
Is there a way to set up a particular streaming show as a TV Scene? I am shopping for a universal remote control to help my elderly mother watch TV and manage her Phillips Hue lights. Specifically, I need to find a way to get my mom to Outlander on the Starz app in the fewest number of clicks.
She is having enormous difficulty using remote controls. Even turning the TV on and off is difficult because the remotes only have symbols and small buttons. With the pandemic, she feels even more isolated than previously and she desperately wants it to be easy to use her TV as a distraction. Since she can read words, I’m hoping a programmable remote like SevenHugs might work. If I can program an Outlander button on the main screen of the remote, I will be a contender for the Daughter of the Year award.
We tried the Amazon Fire TV Cube, but she has trouble waiting for the Cube’s blue light to say the commands and it’s already hard enough for her to figure out what words to use. Even I get frustrated using it when I visit. If we don’t say the very specific words Alexa recognizes, we get stuck inside the first page of a particular streaming app and must revert to using the Fire TV remote. It often hears completely different things than what the user said, even after voice training and program updates.
So, could the SevenHugs be a step in the right direction for helping her watch tv on her own? If not, somebody ought to create a physical, universal streaming remote with words and buttons big enough for an elderly person to see and feel. If there a suitable one for easy streaming, I haven’t been able to find it online.
Thanks for any help you can offer!