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post #2071 of 2076 Old 02-27-2017, 06:31 PM
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Quick question:
Do I need the Hub appliance or does the software running on a ipad replace it for use with Alexa?
You need the Simple Hub Licence. Running the simple control app on an ipad / iphone is enough. Actually, for me, running it on the ios device is the best way. You have to leave the ios device in guided access mode and not let it go to sleep though.

I used to run the simple hub service on a mac. The problem is that some ip device (receiver, projector) will accept one connection. So, if the ios device is off / in sleep mode, and you initiate an alexa command, the command comes from the hub. Now, you wake the ios device and initiate a command... nothing happens. The connection to the receiver/projector from the mac is still active. There is no provision to globally route all commands to go through the hub.
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I'm thinking about getting an nvidia shield and also am considering getting simplecontrol. My question is will simplecontrol work with kodi on the nvidia shield the same way it works with kodi on a pc? Getting media guides and other such control.

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I'm thinking about getting an nvidia shield and also am considering getting simplecontrol. My question is will simplecontrol work with kodi on the nvidia shield the same way it works with kodi on a pc? Getting media guides and other such control.



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I use simple control and Kodi for the shield. You get the media guides in simple control. However, I prefer to use a hard key remote. So I use the Xbox one remote, flirc, and map the keys in kodi to control kodi and simple control . Looking at an iPad/ iPad mini/ iPad Pro / iPhone 5 (tried them all) to control my theater seemed cool in the beginning. But looking down at the simple control device and looking up at the screen gets old.
I use an Amazon dot, simple control, and the Xbox one remote for a one screen (theater screen) experience. Very high waf.
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I use simple control and Kodi for the shield. You get the media guides in simple control. However, I prefer to use a hard key remote. So I use the Xbox one remote, flirc, and map the keys in kodi to control kodi and simple control . Looking at an iPad/ iPad mini/ iPad Pro / iPhone 5 (tried them all) to control my theater seemed cool in the beginning. But looking down at the simple control device and looking up at the screen gets old.
I use an Amazon dot, simple control, and the Xbox one remote for a one screen (theater screen) experience. Very high waf.
Well I currently have a harmony one and was thinking about going the tablet based remote route as it looked cool, but perhaps like you i might find it annoying after a while. I wonder if i should just get the harmony elite, i do like the idea of controlling lights and creating scenes and I think i can get that down with the harmony. I also have an echo dot although the only useful thing at the moment is launching or shutting off activities.

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Well I currently have a harmony one and was thinking about going the tablet based remote route as it looked cool, but perhaps like you i might find it annoying after a while. I wonder if i should just get the harmony elite, i do like the idea of controlling lights and creating scenes and I think i can get that down with the harmony. I also have an echo dot although the only useful thing at the moment is launching or shutting off activities.


I still use simple control. The app (with simple hub mode on) runs on an iPhone 5s in guided access mode. But it's hidden away so no one directly use simple control.The both Alexa and the xbox one remote activates the simple control activity. i.e Alexa turn on movies, Alexa, tell simple control to go to Tennis channel. Kodi will also trigger simple control activities on playback/pause/stop to control lighting and projector zooming.

I use to have one of those urc. Too many buttons wife commanded.
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