Broadlink RM pro WIFI + IR + RF Remote Controller at Gearbest for £22.92
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Broadlink RM pro WIFI + IR + RF Remote Controller at Gearbest for £22.92

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Found 26th Nov
Can be used with Alexa and "dumb devices" that come with remotes such as remote sockets, fans, etc...

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Often a couple of quid more at Amazon.

With Alexa routines these are awesome.

Does this actually work with alexa? I heard it only understands chinese and the app isnt here in england yet.

I had a brief look as thought about getting one to turn on an air con unit using alexa.

I take it back. The one i saw was the round verion of this. It was on a YouTube video that said that it was all chinese

Does anyone have any feed back on this. From what I understand, there is this or the logitech harmony hub that do a similar job. Harmony hub is triple the price tho. Is this one any good? Are there other alternatives?

Apparently the broadlink skill isnt available here. Not sure what down sifes there are to that

You can use it with alexa

How to get the skill on to Alexa, though I’m not sure how that effects prime m.youtube.com/wat…7I8

Google Home Compatible?

I wouldn't bother if you want to use it with Alexa as mentioned, the skill isn't in the UK and the workarounds aren't convenient..

Did anyone see the Amazon lightning deal price?

So the other options for something similar? Is it only the logitech harmony hub? I only want to turn on and off an air con unit and the usual plug option would just leave it on stand by, not turn it on or off as such.

It is worth noting that since the video explaining how to use this has been posted, Alexa now does "routines" which further add functionality.

I had a spare old tablet (and now my old S5 as a remote) not doing much, so there were no problems running the RM bridge program permanently.

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For me personally; the Broadlink/ RM server/Echo combo works fine.

It allows me to control Yeelights, Smart TV, AV receiver, Kodi and PS4 (but part of this is due to HDMI CEC) with very minimal setup.

No "blue skill" is necessary when you use the EasyHome [from the video] software, and take a bit of time learning remotes.
HOWEVER...I have not yet worked out how to turn off the Yeelights via voice only when they are on a default setting, as for some reason the command overlaps other things i have setup and thus, it turns everything off.

Have a read and check the videos. As a novice to this, it does everything smart home related, i would want it to. Minor the niggle of turning off the lights on a certain setting...but this is probably something i can sort out with another command.




Good video show new amazon alexa skills and Broadlink

sparx19811 h, 28 m ago

Does this actually work with alexa? I heard it only understands chinese …Does this actually work with alexa? I heard it only understands chinese and the app isnt here in england yet. I had a brief look as thought about getting one to turn on an air con unit using alexa.


No native app. You need RM Plugin and a spare android device which then emulates wemo or hue or something. Thee broadlink RM means anything that uses IR or RF (on 433mhz, US devices use a different frequency) can be switched on or off. Mine controls my curtains, air con unit (it's IR so needs line of sight) living room fire, opens my observatory at night (although only ever seems to be cloudy now at night) and also works with the cheapo RF plug sockets. Did work with my old robot vacuum too which used IR. Routines means I can have it turn off all lights, then open the curtains, turn on fire (non heat) etc. Been watching black mirror with episodes set some 20 years in the future, think they based them around my house.

Go buy a harmony hub from Amazon warehouse for £40ish instead.

I got this for £30 and regret it. The app is total rubbish and learning doesn't work on most things I tried.

I have one - very easy to set up and works flawlessly. Got mone for £25 on a Lightening deal.

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Bailzebub1 h, 29 m ago

It is worth noting that since the video explaining how to use this has …It is worth noting that since the video explaining how to use this has been posted, Alexa now does "routines" which further add functionality.I had a spare old tablet (and now my old S5 as a remote) not doing much, so there were no problems running the RM bridge program permanently.---For me personally; the Broadlink/ RM server/Echo combo works fine.It allows me to control Yeelights, Smart TV, AV receiver, Kodi and PS4 (but part of this is due to HDMI CEC) with very minimal setup.No "blue skill" is necessary when you use the EasyHome [from the video] software, and take a bit of time learning remotes.HOWEVER...I have not yet worked out how to turn off the Yeelights via voice only when they are on a default setting, as for some reason the command overlaps other things i have setup and thus, it turns everything off.Have a read and check the videos. As a novice to this, it does everything smart home related, i would want it to. Minor the niggle of turning off the lights on a certain setting...but this is probably something i can sort out with another command.



Can you elaborate on broadlink rm server? thanks

raklos10 m ago

Can you elaborate on broadlink rm server? thanks


You need an android tablet or phone set up to act as a server.

I've been using one of these with Alexa for the last year or so, running rm bridge on and android box. Works well and isn't too tricky to set up. I use it to turn on specific sky channels using Alexa.

sparx19814 h, 12 m ago

Does this actually work with alexa? I heard it only understands chinese …Does this actually work with alexa? I heard it only understands chinese and the app isnt here in england yet. I had a brief look as thought about getting one to turn on an air con unit using alexa.


Had one a few month ago form Amazon - I wanted it for the IFTT support - that it turns out doesnt actually exist so I sent it back - waste of time.

Alexia skills that work if you set your amazon account locale to another country but which are not available in this country annoy me. Such a shame. One if the problems of regional boundaries I guess but frustrating.

Anyone got one of these working with Google Home?

I bought this from Amazon three weeks ago, used it for half an hour, requested a return and that's the end of that.

Without an Alexa skill this is pointless for me. I'm not going to start installing apps on old Android phones just to have them lying about on charge all day.

One of their apps did detect my TV, the other didn't. Also, the utterly tedious manual remote learning function needs a 'skip' option - I used a single button on both remotes, the power button, the rest is controlled afterwards by a laptop.

It's going back today, and there's a logitech harmony on its way to me right now.

And it's arrived half an hour ago. Very, very nice indeed. Logitech Harmony FTW.

its only £1 more on amazon prime lightning deal

there are plenty of them cheaper on ebay, bought one for 19.50 last week...
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