Here is the ranking of the best products for the Universal Remote Controller category :
Aigoss Smart Wi-Fi IR Universal Remote Controller Smart Home Automation Compatible with Alexa Google Home Voice Control Support IOS Android Smartphones: it is the most purchased, earned an average review of 3,8 with 588 reviews
Vbestlife TV Remote Controller: silver medal for this product, the average review is from 4,1 with 96 reviews
Milisten Universal PC Remote Controller for MXQ-4K MXQ-PRO Television STB TV Box IPTV: third position for this product
Aigoss Smart Wi-Fi IR Universal Remote Controller ...
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Aigoss Smart Wi-Fi IR Universal Remote Controller Smart Home Automation Compatible with Alexa Google Home Voice Control Support IOS Android Smartphones
- 【IR Remote Control】: Function as an infrared(IR) remote control for all your IR home devices via your mobile phone anywhere and anytime. Turning your house into a smart home.
- 【Voice control 】: Work with Alexa, Google assistant voice control to control your household appliances.
- 【Compatiblity】: Compatible with universal household appliances including air conditioners, TV, set-top box, fans and etc. Support learning function to control the unconnected devices
- 【Easy installation】: Download the APP on your phone and add the device, then control the appliances with your phone.
- 【Guarantee and Service】: If you have any problems about the item, please contact us at any time. And we will give you response within 24 hours.
Get rid of remote controls, use only one device
I am totally in love by this device. It is not replacing all remote controls in your house, but makes a dump device into a smart one connecting this device to Alexa. The universal controller came very well packed, and the manual clear enough. Pairing with the "smart life "application was easy after resetting the device. Adding the TV was easy, I just had to choose the brand and that was all. I already had the app linked with Alexa and immediately Alexa picked the TV. I have some RGB strip lights controlled via infrared and it was very easy to add it to this controller. Just need to go to the DIY and "learn" the buttons from original remote control. After that rename the buttons and that is all. I will add all my IR devices to this IR controller and in this way I will not worry about losing a remote, all devices will be controlled from a central point. The range of this IR is impressive, as you can see from my video, the controller is not in the straight line with TV, but the TV picks the commands easily. Recommend 100%
Works well but needs time and some setting up.
I purchased the Aigoss as I wanted to be able to control my amplifier via my Google Home, adding the turning on and off to a Google Assistant routine. It took rather more figuring out than expected so I'm hoping that this will help people who may be struggling with it. Once set up though, the device functions really well. I already have routines set up on my Google Home to turn lights and TV on and off together and wanted to be able to add the amp for lazy convenience. As it's a somewhat unusual brand (XTZ) I suspected it was unlikely to be pre-programmed in the Aigoss's codes; I also wanted to be able to control every command (and there are some specific to the XTZ such as switching between Class A and Class AB modes).....so I needed to set it up as a DIY remote, programming each button manually. I use TuyaSmart for all my non-Google devices such as smart sockets and link them via my TuyaSmart account to my Google account in the Home app. Whilst you CAN register, programme and operate the Aigoss in the TuyaSmart app, it won't work with Google Home (at least not how I want it to). I contacted Aigoss and they said I needed to set up 'Scenarios' in the app, however I found there was still no way to connect the IR Remote to Google once I'd done this (Google would not see the scenarios or would execute them all together which was useless). I found out that there's a way to do this using IFTTT, although annoyingly IFTTT does not work with TuyaSmart! However it WILL work with SmartLife. Here's the process I used: 1) Install SmartLife and set up an account. 2) To add the Aigoss you'll need to make sure your wifi is 2.4Ghz only (turn off any 5Ghz in your router settings temporarily to do this). 3) Click '+' top right and then choose 'Others' on the left-hand side. Under here you'll find 'Universal Remote Control'; click to add. Press and hold the reset button on the Aigoss so it is blinking fast. Add the Aigoss to SmartLife. 4) If you're setting up a custom remote, you'll need to click 'Add Remote Control', then 'DIY' and then 'Custom Type'. 5) Click 'Next' twice. Now point your remote at the front of the Aigoss (opposite the power socket) and SHORT press the first button on the remote you want to program. It should say 'IR signal detected', at which point you'll be presented with a 'Cancel' option and a greyed-out 'Save' option. It took me some time to work out that above those buttons is actually a custom text entry field. Tap on it a type in the name of the button you just taught the Aigoss and click 'Save'. 6) Continue adding the DIY commands, working through each button on the remote and naming it correctly in SmartLife. Once that's done, save everything! 7) It is possible to give the Aigoss a custom name (I called it 'Remote' - very imaginative!) and then each programmed remote can be uniquely-named too (I called mine 'Amp'...). 8) Once the remote commands are all done, you need to set up your Scenarios. Tap the 'Smart' icon at the bottom-middle of the screen and click '+'. 9) I wanted to be able to issue single commands for each function (ie. 'Turn on the amp', 'Mute the amp', 'Turn off the amp' etc) so you'll need to create a scenario for each function you want to control. Click the pencil at the top to edit the name of the scenario (eg. 'Amp on') and then click the 'Add Action' button. Then click 'Device', then the remote you just set up (in my case 'Amp') and then the command you want that action to do. 10) Once you have each scenario set up, you're ready to get stuck into IFTTT... I found that IFTTT was needed in order to prevent Google trying to execute all the scenarios at once. There may be a way to do it without needing IFTTT but this is 100% working for me as I need it to so I'll share it here. 11) Create an account on IFTTT and log in - I found this quicker and easier to do on a computer rather than phone. You'll need to link your Google and SmartLife accounts to IFTTT for this. Then go to 'www.ifttt.com/create' to create new applets. 12) Click on the grey 'THIS' and choose Google Assistant from the tiles that appear. 13) Create your trigger phrase; in my case this was a simple phrase; "Turn on the Amp". You can add permutations here if you require, eg. "Turn the amp on," or "Turn on the Amplifier," etc. You can also set the confirmation that Google Assistant will respond with. 14) Now click the grey 'THAT' and select SmartLife from the tiles that appear. 15) Select 'Activate Scene' and in the drop-down choose the corresponding scene for the trigger you created in SmartLife, they will each be listed there (this is why we created a scenario for each unique command earlier). Click 'Create Action' and then under 'Review and Finish'; I turned OFF applet notifications (Google Assistant will tell me if the command was carried out so I don't need IFTTT notifying me too). Click 'Finish'. 16) Open your Google Home app and click 'Add', then 'Set up device'. Under 'Works with Google', click 'Have Something already set up?' and scroll to SmartLife. Link your SmartLife account to your Google Assistant (you'll need to sign in to SmartLife and authorise Google to have the ability to control your SmartLife devices). You should now be able to control individual device functions via the Aigoss using Google Home. I then added 'Turn on the amp' to my 'Turn on the Living Room' routine and 'Turn off the amp' to my 'Turn off the Living Room' routine. Now when I run those routines, all lights come on, TV turns on (it's Android so natively controlled by Google anyway) and it now turns on my amplifier! So in summary, the Aigoss does work really well once it's set up. Using a DIY control required a lot more tweaking to make it work. This isn't necessarily a fault of Aigoss, more that Google and the SmartLife app can't work out custom remote commands without a little assistance from setting up the scenarios and then creating triggers in IFTTT. For £20-odd and a little bit of time and patience, it all works exactly how I wanted. Hope this is useful!
Does what it says on the box!
I was not expecting much from this, but the few reviews were good, so I risked it! Firstly, it doesn't come with a power supply, just a usb cable - fortunately we have plenty of phone chargers so this wasn't a deal breaker... there ends the faults i had with it! Like another reviewer, i used the smart life app (i have other devices already running on this). Once I'd remembered to accept the device on my router - I block new devices by default and always forget this - the device came up on the Smart life app immediately and connected easily, albeit with a chinese description (easily renamed). The rest was stunningly simple - I selected LG as a tv and it worked first time! I then tried to search for my Virgin media TiVo box, yeah i know - very optimistic! - but there it was and it worked! Remote control fan, LED lights, sound bar and Alexa connected.... what more can i say - it was probably the most simple setup I've done in ages! It doesnt control RF devices but doesnt claim too... that would be the only thing I would have liked to see.
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Vbestlife TV Remote Controller, Universal Smart TV...
Bestseller No. 2
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Vbestlife TV Remote Controller, Universal Smart TV Replacement Remote Control for Alba Bush/Technika/Blaupunkt/SHARP/E-Motion
- 【Compatible models】This TV remote control can fit for Alba Bush/Technika/Blaupunkt/SHARP/E-Motion smart TV.
- 【Easy to operate】Dedicated menu navigation keys, direct channel access for digital TV.
- 【Easy to use】No programming or set up required. Requires 2 x AAA batteries(not included).
- 【Remote operation】Further transmitting distance, stable performance.
- 【Professional substitution】This is the dedicated replacement remote control and it covers almost all the functions of original remote.
I tried a universal one and it was rubbish. X This did the job with no tuning or anything.
Pop batteries in point at tv and it works
Some of the operating keys are not in same place as previous remote but do have all the same function keys.
All you have to do is put batteries in and point at telly works just like the original remote fantastic and dead easy
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Milisten Universal PC Remote Controller for MXQ-4K...
Bestseller No. 3
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Milisten Universal PC Remote Controller for MXQ-4K MXQ-PRO Television STB TV Box IPTV
- Simple control, it is easy to use.
- Designed with 31 keys, full upgrading for common function keys.
- Suitable for almost all kinds of old type and new type of TV sets.
- Low power consumption, energy-saving and eco-friendly.
- Remote control distance: about 8m (varies with electrical appliance models).
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