Peel Smart Remote – use your Galaxy Tablet as an advanced TV remote
Dec 27, 2012 11:45 AM –
Peel Smart Remote app allows you to use your tablet as an advanced TV remote control. In addition to flicking through channels, you gain access to cable & local television programming with cover art thumbnails, look ahead to upcoming programming, set reminders to watch and save favorites. If you have a capable device, this app is a cool and convenient download!
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 – 7-inch
Pros & Cons:
- If your device(s) are compatible, it makes for a smart and advanced remote control!
- Get access to current and upcoming programming information!
- Current programming displays cover art cards rather than plain text!
- Even works without cable subscription (over-the-air)!
- Set reminders and save content in favorites!
- Easy to setup!
- Not compatible with many devices as it requires the traditional IR Blaster of a remote control.
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If you’re not aware, my personal home television setup does not include a subscription to cable providers. I’m one of those hipsters you call a “cord cutter”… and proudly so for more than three years now. I found it was awesome that I could use the built in IR Blaster feature of my Galaxy Tab 2 (7″) to easily setup and configure it as an advance remote control using the Peel app.
You set it up by either adding your regional cable provider or zip code get access to current and upcoming programming information. Current programs are displayed as cool cover art “cards” in which you flick through. These cards show more information like program title, show times, channel, brief description and of course a button to change to that channel. Furthermore you can favorite TV shows or movies, set reminders and share to Facebook or Twitter. You can turn your TV on and off, control the television’s settings menu if needed and even volume.
I like how the app also groups categories for you into channels i.e. Kids, Comedy, Action & Adventure, Game Shows, Sports, etc. It’s all meant for it to be a smarter couch companion in which makes just turning channels the least desirable of the encouraged features.
Peel Smart Remote
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Peel Smart Remote Programs with Side Remote Control
Peel Smart Remote Programs with Side Remote Control 2
Peel Smart Remote List of Programs
Peel Smart Remote with Side Remote Control
Peel Smart Remote Children’s Programming
Peel Smart Remote Children’s Channels 2
Peel Smart Remote Sports Programming
Peel Smart Remote Edit Channels
Peel Smart Remote Set Reminder
Peel Smart Remote Social Sharing Options
This area is the app’s gift and curse, as it is only available to a handful of Galaxy tablets:
Ease of Use:
Peel Smart Remote features an easy setup tutorial. You basically turn the TV off, select the television brand in the app, turn the TV on using the app, select your cable provider (enter zip code if cord cutter) and viola!
This is a personal preference as you may use this as your remote frequently, as a supplement or temporarily if you misplace your physical remote.
Peel Smart Remote helps you visualize your TV shows and movie programming with cool cards that you flick through. This is very polished and a more convenient way to flick through channels. It’s like the cool visual channel guides you get on cable TV menus except with touch controls!
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