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The Off Button


*Compatibility*
This remote control will work on any Android phone that has an IR blaster to control TVs. The only exlcusion is LG G2 before Android KitKat

*How does it work?*
The Off Button has a database of 367 universal IR codes that will power off any TV in seconds. This functions like a TV-B-Gone for your phone!

*How do I use The Off Button?*
The steps needed to control any TV are simple:
1. Direct the signal towards the TV you want to control.
2. The universal remote control then cycles through every IR power code.
3. During this cycle, the correct IR power code will be sent from the universal remote control to direct your TV to turn off.

*Saved Codes*
Does cycling through all codes take too long? Now you can save a specific code that turns off a specific brand or model of TVs. Saved codes come directly from the 367 code database, all you need to do is directly specify the name and number of the signal.

*Send Continuously*
Utilize the send continuously check box to control a whole wall of TV's remotely. You can also continuously cycle a single TV just by aiming the remote control blaster at the TV.

*The On Button?*
Want to turn the TV back on again? Remote control signals which turn TV's off also will turn TV's back on. Similar to your remote control, the IR code is merely a universal power toggle. It will directly turn the TV off or on depending on the current state of the TV.

The Off Button will not universally work on any phone. Only phones with IR Blasters to direct the TV signals are compatible. If your device is able to direct TV's like a remote control and this app says it is not compatible, please contact me so I can turn off the incompatibility warning for your device.

*Tips*
-Make sure you are pointing the unlock button (IR Blaster) of the phone directly at the TV as you would a remote. The distance needs to be similar as well
-It does take several minutes to go through all 360+ codes, but the most common codes will be in the first 50 - 100. I can't speed this up any, as transmitting an IR code takes a finite amount of time. Even a universal remote control would take several minutes to cycle through all codes. Try saving a code for quick access!

*Feature requests*
I am actively working on new features to change the way you turn off TV's! Have an interesting idea to incorporate to the universal TV Off app? Send me an email and I'd love to consider it in an upcoming version!

*Planned improvements*
-Widget support

*Recent updates*
-Android KitKat supported! (Galaxy S4)

Recent changes:
-Added support for M8. A restart may be required to regain IR functionality
-Resolved compatibility issues with Samsung devices < Android 4.4
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About The Off Button
*Compatibility*
This remote control will work on any Android phone that has an IR blaster to control TVs. The only exlcusion is LG G2 before Android KitKat

*How does it work?*
The Off Button has a database of 367 universal IR codes that will power off any TV in seconds. This functions like a TV-B-Gone for your phone!

*How do I use The Off Button?*
The steps needed to control any TV are simple:
1. Direct the signal towards the TV you want to control.
2. The universal remote control then cycles through every IR power code.
3. During this cycle, the correct IR power code will be sent from the universal remote control to direct your TV to turn off.

*Saved Codes*
Does cycling through all codes take too long? Now you can save a specific code that turns off a specific brand or model of TVs. Saved codes come directly from the 367 code database, all you need to do is directly specify the name and number of the signal.

*Send Continuously*
Utilize the send continuously check box to control a whole wall of TV's remotely. You can also continuously cycle a single TV just by aiming the remote control blaster at the TV.

*The On Button?*
Want to turn the TV back on again? Remote control signals which turn TV's off also will turn TV's back on. Similar to your remote control, the IR code is merely a universal power toggle. It will directly turn the TV off or on depending on the current state of the TV.

The Off Button will not universally work on any phone. Only phones with IR Blasters to direct the TV signals are compatible. If your device is able to direct TV's like a remote control and this app says it is not compatible, please contact me so I can turn off the incompatibility warning for your device.

*Tips*
-Make sure you are pointing the unlock button (IR Blaster) of the phone directly at the TV as you would a remote. The distance needs to be similar as well
-It does take several minutes to go through all 360+ codes, but the most common codes will be in the first 50 - 100. I can't speed this up any, as transmitting an IR code takes a finite amount of time. Even a universal remote control would take several minutes to cycle through all codes. Try saving a code for quick access!

*Feature requests*
I am actively working on new features to change the way you turn off TV's! Have an interesting idea to incorporate to the universal TV Off app? Send me an email and I'd love to consider it in an upcoming version!

*Planned improvements*
-Widget support

*Recent updates*
-Android KitKat supported! (Galaxy S4)

Recent changes:
-Added support for M8. A restart may be required to regain IR functionality
-Resolved compatibility issues with Samsung devices < Android 4.4
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A Google User
Sep 18, 2014
Did not work on the LG G3 I have the LG G3 and this app does not work with it. Please add support for the LG G3! As a side note the stock IR remote control app that comes with the phone works but this app does not! Please add support for the LG G3! Although the app does work on my phone, I was able to contact the developer and they said we would work on solving the issue. This review is just to let other LG G3 users know that the app does bot work.on this phone.
A Google User
Sep 18, 2014
Like a charm Works great!
A Google User
Sep 17, 2014
kinda works did not work on a newer samsung tv but did work on some older models
A Google User
Sep 12, 2014
Awesome app. Worth the dollar
A Google User
Sep 4, 2014
Pretty sweet Wish there was a way to save codes either. Trying to save the code that shut off my tv but when used the saved button mode it will not work? Otherwise sweet app. Im a developer too and i have no clue how you would even make sure a thing! Nice job