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No Alexa Integration for Your TV? No Problem with AnyMote

I’ve been keeping a close eye on whether or not my brands of TVs will get Alexa integration. At the start, I’d check almost daily – but now I’ve relaxed a bit an check weekly.

I’ve considered just biting the bullet and snagging a Logitech Harmony hub, but the $250 price is steep. However, I just recently identified a much cheaper option that works just as well.

The AnyMote Smart Universal Remote Control is a device, an app, and an Alexa skill that when combined give you the ability to control many different media devices in your home. The concept was developed as a Kickstarter and has made its way to normal consumer channels. The app works for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android and the service works with thousands of devices. If your smartphone has an IR blaster built in, you actually only need the app. The AnyMote device is a remote IR gadget that allows your phone or tablet to connect through Bluetooth.

 

The device (if needed) is only $59 compared to the $250 for the Logitech Harmony hub.



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A community professional, keynoter, and evangelist who has driven social media and marketing strategies, editorial successes, delivered customer successes and built some of the largest and longest-running online communities. Rod has created, managed and grown small, medium, and mega-sized conferences; run entire editorial teams to deliver record traffic and market leadership; as product manager, directed the success of hundreds of product releases; supported sales and marketing to ensure customer success; developed, run and sold businesses; written thousands of technical articles, white papers, case studies, and technical documentation; hosted and delivered hundreds of attendance shattering webinars and virtual tradeshows; and delivered keynote speeches and sessions at a wide variety of events including conferences, webinars, events, and user groups.

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