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IR Blaster


IR Blaster runs an IP to IR hardware emulator on Android devices that have a built in IR Blaster.

There are 2 reasons you may want to use IR Blaster.
1 - Your remote control app does not have the ability to control your built in IR blaster
2 - You want to control 1 device's built in IR blaster from a 2nd device

Example usage scenario with 1 device:
- Your favorite remote control app has the ability to control an iTach but can't control your built in IR Blaster
- Install IR Blaster on your device
- Start IR Blaster, create an iTach IR emulator and start the emulator
- In your remote app, configure a new iTach device at ip address 127.0.0.1 (the loopback to self ip address)
- Your remote app can now control your internal IR Blaster

Example usage scenario with 2 devices:
- Install this app on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 device
- Start IR Blaster, add an iTach IR emulator and start the emulator
- Note the ip address and port the emulator is listening on. The ip address and port are separated by a colon.
- From a 2nd device, install any app capable of controlling an iTach IR device (mbhRemote for example)
- Configure the 2nd device to communicate with the ip address the 1st device is listening on
- The 2nd device can now control the IR Blaster on the 1st device

When using the iTach IR emulator, configure your remote app to send commands to channel 3.

Please try IR Blaster Demo before purchasing to ensure the app is compatible with your hardware and other apps.

Supported hardware devices:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy Note
Htc One
Generic IR (Devices with IR hardware running Android KitKat or newer such as Galaxy S5)

Emulators:
Global Cache' iTach IR

Supported apps:
Any app capable of communicating with one of the supported emulators should be compatible with this app.

Recent changes:
Fix intermittent crash when no network is available
Add Samsung Galaxy Note to supported devices
Htc One now tested and working
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$2.99
85
4.3
User ratings
4
Installs
500+
Concerns
0
File size
211 kb
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About IR Blaster
IR Blaster runs an IP to IR hardware emulator on Android devices that have a built in IR Blaster.

There are 2 reasons you may want to use IR Blaster.
1 - Your remote control app does not have the ability to control your built in IR blaster
2 - You want to control 1 device's built in IR blaster from a 2nd device

Example usage scenario with 1 device:
- Your favorite remote control app has the ability to control an iTach but can't control your built in IR Blaster
- Install IR Blaster on your device
- Start IR Blaster, create an iTach IR emulator and start the emulator
- In your remote app, configure a new iTach device at ip address 127.0.0.1 (the loopback to self ip address)
- Your remote app can now control your internal IR Blaster

Example usage scenario with 2 devices:
- Install this app on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 device
- Start IR Blaster, add an iTach IR emulator and start the emulator
- Note the ip address and port the emulator is listening on. The ip address and port are separated by a colon.
- From a 2nd device, install any app capable of controlling an iTach IR device (mbhRemote for example)
- Configure the 2nd device to communicate with the ip address the 1st device is listening on
- The 2nd device can now control the IR Blaster on the 1st device

When using the iTach IR emulator, configure your remote app to send commands to channel 3.

Please try IR Blaster Demo before purchasing to ensure the app is compatible with your hardware and other apps.

Supported hardware devices:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy Note
Htc One
Generic IR (Devices with IR hardware running Android KitKat or newer such as Galaxy S5)

Emulators:
Global Cache' iTach IR

Supported apps:
Any app capable of communicating with one of the supported emulators should be compatible with this app.

Recent changes:
Fix intermittent crash when no network is available
Add Samsung Galaxy Note to supported devices
Htc One now tested and working
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A Google User
Jun 23, 2013
A Great Solution For Infrared Remote Apps This app is awesome, and I'm very glad it was made and offered for others to use, (and for so cheap). It replaces expensive IR blasting hardware (like Global Cache's iTach IR) by performing what its software does for those who don't need the hardware because they already own an infrared blaster, (like I have in my Samsung Galaxy Note.) I wanted to use a remote app (iRule in my case) to control my infrared electronics with my tablet, but found that to use it I needed the exact software that, other than from this app, is only in that expensive hardware. It works perfectly when you use the correct settings in your remote, (which did take me some learning, and paying better attention to this app's instructions, to get right). Because of that I'd like its help section to be more robust for those who are as ignorant as I first was, but I recommend researching this kind of technology, and in using your remote app: using this app is extremely easy. I know thousands find themselves in the predicament I did, and this little app is the answer! I wish more people knew this solution exists, and am a little tempted to pursue getting the word out, but I'll let this review suffice. :)