Broadlink RM Pro Smart Home Automation Learning Universal Remote Control, Amazon Lightning Deal, £24.88   (Save £5.11)
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Broadlink RM Pro Smart Home Automation Learning Universal Remote Control, Amazon Lightning Deal, £24.88 (Save £5.11)

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Found 16th Sep 2017
Broadlink RM Pro Wi-Fi Smart Home Automation Learning Universal Remote Control Compatible For Apple Android Smartphones, WiFi+IR+RF

Device will control RF (Radio Frequency) and IR (Infra Red) devices - replaces existing remotes.

Can be bought from ebay China sources for a similar price but this is Amazon supply with 12 month warranty and prompter delivery.

I'm buying this to control TV equipment and lights with an Amazon Echo. See video below on how to do it!

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interesting....can this talk to Sonoff controllers too?
Waa looking at a harmony hub but picked up one last week. Brilliant!

Have it working with echo dot controlling my light, ceiling fan and tv in bedroom.
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Midnight.Tboy10 m ago

interesting....can this talk to Sonoff controllers too?


Yes - those with an RF option.

If you have an Amazon Echo you don't need this to control a sonoff device - just use an Alexa skill (Ewelink).
Edited by: "Van1973" 16th Sep 2017
Van19734 m ago

Yes - those with an RF option.If you have an Amazon Echo you don't need …Yes - those with an RF option.If you have an Amazon Echo you don't need this to control a sonoff echo - just use an Alexa skill (Ewelink).


Thanks....I don't have the RF version unfortunately. have alexa with ewelink and that works well for the sonoff controllers....I'm just thinking of best ways to mix this, using this for the TV etc. I suppose for normal individual items of powering on and off it will make no difference as it will either call the ewelink or it'll call the Broadlink depending on device name....but I'm wondering if that would stop me from chaining events/theme......eg turn TV on and to BBC1 AND turn on the sonoff plug at the same time eg for lights
Edited by: "Midnight.Tboy" 16th Sep 2017
Midnight.Tboy14 m ago

interesting....can this talk to Sonoff controllers too?


Depends on what devices you have. It won't be able to communicate with WiFi only ones but should be able learn the 433Mhz signals on the RF models.
Not sure how the sonoff bridge works but might add what your after.
A bit faffy to make it work with Alexa. Looks like you have to have an android tablet permanently switched on and connected to the Internet in order to achieve control by Alexa.
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Rastafari11 m ago

A bit faffy to make it work with Alexa. Looks like you have to have an …A bit faffy to make it work with Alexa. Looks like you have to have an android tablet permanently switched on and connected to the Internet in order to achieve control by Alexa.


Yep. There is an Alexa Broadlink skill that is out in the US but has not made it's way to the UK yet.
Edited by: "Van1973" 16th Sep 2017
Have one of these and well worth the money... a bit of a pain to set up to begin with but works well with Alexa
This is sh**

I bought one months ago and it barely gets used, I can only use it for my TV so just turn my TV off and on while I'm away from home. I wouldn't use it while I'm at home because there's a 2 second lag and 2 second pause with every action. So if you want to put the volume up by 4 notches, that's a 10 second task.

There is no way for it to work with the new TiVo boxes either which don't use IR. I thought they were RF but there is no option to learn RF remotes, only on/off RF switches.

The app itself is like it was written by someone who doesn't know how to code or write good UI. It's terrible to use.

I was supposed to return it but forgot and am now stuck with it.
they're cr*p had one sent it back. they don't work with IFTTT or anything (despite what their false advertising says)
not recommended
Disagree with the folk that are saying these are rubbish, set up properly you'll have no problems.. that said I wouldn't use it for things like volume control on TV etc. I use it purely to switch things off and on or projector screens etc.
If you want something to experiment with and don't mind the pain of setting up it's worth £25
This controlled by home assistant and some cheap RF sockets are the perfect low cost starting point for a proper smart home rather than a bunch of remote controlled items which most people confuse with being smart.
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