Broadlink RM pro home automation IR RF hub £25.06 [lightning deal] @ Amazon
54°Expired

Broadlink RM pro home automation IR RF hub £25.06 [lightning deal] @ Amazon

21
Found 7th May
Broadlink RM home with ir and RF. Apparently works with Alexa with a bit of faff and a spare android device.

Decent price,bought one to have a play around with.

21 Comments

How is this different to the other smart hubs that are available such as Smartthings?

Original Poster

travisbickle

How is this different to the other smart hubs that are available such as … How is this different to the other smart hubs that are available such as Smartthings?



Think jt's a bit like a cheaper s****r version of a harmony hub, but 1/4 the price. This has RF too, don't think others do?

I should work in marketing.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 7th May

I have been using this hub for a couple of years now and it is great. There is nothing​ cheaper for home automation, especially if you are using RF switches. (the usual limitations apply, such as not communicating the switch state. e.g. if it is off)
Strongly recommend using RM plug in (Android Play) as the broadlink app is a bit basic

Harmony has rf, I think that's how the remote communicates with it. Harmony is far from plug and play though, took me over an hour to set up and that was before I added my first device. Very poor experience with it. Knowing what i know now I would buy this instead

kpmatthews

Harmony has rf, I think that's how the remote communicates with it. … Harmony has rf, I think that's how the remote communicates with it. Harmony is far from plug and play though, took me over an hour to set up and that was before I added my first device. Very poor experience with it. Knowing what i know now I would buy this instead


I have both - Broadlink and Harmony. I don't think that harmony have RF. At least wasn't able to sort it out. It doesn't recognise RF remotes and doesn't want to learn from them. Broadlink opens my blinds, changes my TV channels and controls sockets around house. Harmony just looks cool.

It's a slightly lower price but on ebay you can get it for about 23-24 quid all the time.

lucyferror

It's a slightly lower price but on ebay you can get it for about 23-24 … It's a slightly lower price but on ebay you can get it for about 23-24 quid all the time.


From the UK?

@OP cheers, good price

png666

From the UK?[email protected] cheers, good price


Yes from UK. I got it from Amazon on lighting deal for about 22 quid. You can always get from China for 19 if you don't mind waiting. That's what I will be doing now because I need two more units

Had one of these for a few months now and are great if you don't want to be part of the smart home rip off but still have all the fun. I use it with a bunch of cheap RF sockets (about £3 each when Clas Ohlsen had them on sale) to control loads of things around the house and also the IR to control some of my home entertainment functions.

This thing, and any other home automation devices for that matter, don't come into their own until you actually make them smart though rather than just remote controlled with the likes of Home Assistant. This has control for one of these built in and I have it doing things like turning various lights on at sunset and one that senses when I turn my TV on and if after sunset it turns my ambilight on, and if I'm going to watch a film the other lights in the room, and then vice versa when I turn the TV off again. As well as automating things if has a web front end for easy wife friendly control of everything, no need to use any of the generally crappy apps that come with the separate devices.

Don't get suckered in by the expensive big name items, just use a bit of imagination or read through their forums for inspiration if you're a bit lacking in that department

Quick question for you tech boffins:

Is it possible to control devices in three separate rooms using ONE Harmony hub? Perhaps using commercial IR blasters?

As far as I'm aware Smartthings only supports one Harmony hub so I'm thinking if I need multiple Harmony hubs, then it might be better to invest in Broadlink ones for the two other rooms.

This is a good price for a UK seller on Amazon. I'm using it with an echo dot to control TV and xbox. It requires the use of an android app called Broadlink RM plugin, which needs to run 24/7 in order to communicate with the echo. I have it installed on a cheap android TV box. Setup is a faf but has been working reliably for about a month now. Also works with RF plugs so can turn lamps on and off without expensive bulbs. Plenty of videos on YouTube on how to set it up for Alexa.

lucyferror

Yes from UK. I got it from Amazon on lighting deal for about 22 quid. You … Yes from UK. I got it from Amazon on lighting deal for about 22 quid. You can always get from China for 19 if you don't mind waiting. That's what I will be doing now because I need two more units



I've been watching to:


£21.68 from China else they are £25.60 or more from China.

Strangely both from the same 98.4% seller.

Cheapest UK £30 or best offer

I gave it some thought a little bit back and decided against none UK for:

1) There are clones of these things
2) This stuff is complex, so want a legit, none clone/repaired one, just so I know it's me not the device
3) What happens if it breaks
4) Always a customs risk.
5) The saving is only £5-9, so just not worth it.

I buy lots from China but decided UK Amazon was for the best in this case.

When you say blinds do you mean Venetian?
Edited by: "png666" 7th May

Original Poster

lewiso

This is a good price for a UK seller on Amazon. I'm using it with an echo … This is a good price for a UK seller on Amazon. I'm using it with an echo dot to control TV and xbox. It requires the use of an android app called Broadlink RM plugin, which needs to run 24/7 in order to communicate with the echo. I have it installed on a cheap android TV box. Setup is a faf but has been working reliably for about a month now. Also works with RF plugs so can turn lamps on and off without expensive bulbs. Plenty of videos on YouTube on how to set it up for Alexa.



Does the app work in a firetv via sideloading? Not at home so can't try right now.

jaydeeuk1

Does the app work in a firetv via sideloading? Not at home so can't try … Does the app work in a firetv via sideloading? Not at home so can't try right now.



Not sure as I don't have a fire TV. I'd assume not as it needs to run constantly in the background. It's also a paid app so not sure if it would be possible to sideload.

Gone for one, hopefully will work with mihome adaptors

png666

I've been watching to:£21.68 from China else they are £25.60 or more from … I've been watching to:£21.68 from China else they are £25.60 or more from China.Strangely both from the same 98.4% seller.Cheapest UK £30 or best offerI gave it some thought a little bit back and decided against none UK for:1) There are clones of these things2) This stuff is complex, so want a legit, none clone/repaired one, just so I know it's me not the device 3) What happens if it breaks4) Always a customs risk.5) The saving is only £5-9, so just not worth it.I buy lots from China but decided UK Amazon was for the best in this case.When you say blinds do you mean Venetian?


Yep I have my window blinds controlled by Alexa

Great things these. I have the RM Mini 3 which only has IR and not RF - beauty is I can power it from the USB port on my Sky box and using a spare Android tablet and the AutoVoice and Tasker apps (and some setting up!) I have full voice control of my TV, Amp and Sky box.

Original Poster

Expired now

Hi ,
Just bought one , can you tell me your setup , I want to control my house ir / rf devices with this and google home , I have got an android tv box which I can use .
Is there any forum for the rm pro thanks

lewiso

This is a good price for a UK seller on Amazon. I'm using it with an echo … This is a good price for a UK seller on Amazon. I'm using it with an echo dot to control TV and xbox. It requires the use of an android app called Broadlink RM plugin, which needs to run 24/7 in order to communicate with the echo. I have it installed on a cheap android TV box. Setup is a faf but has been working reliably for about a month now. Also works with RF plugs so can turn lamps on and off without expensive bulbs. Plenty of videos on YouTube on how to set it up for Alexa.



Edited by: "beejan" 24th May

Can you share your setup with us , or any links to do this

BungalowBill

Great things these. I have the RM Mini 3 which only has IR and not RF - … Great things these. I have the RM Mini 3 which only has IR and not RF - beauty is I can power it from the USB port on my Sky box and using a spare Android tablet and the AutoVoice and Tasker apps (and some setting up!) I have full voice control of my TV, Amp and Sky box.


beejan

Hi , Just bought one , can you tell me your setup , I want to control my … Hi , Just bought one , can you tell me your setup , I want to control my house ir / rf devices with this and google home , I have got an android tv box which I can use . Is there any forum for the rm pro thanks



youtube.com/wat…0TI
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text