04 January 2012

Android with Dijit Universal Remote App

Dijit Universal Remote app is a product of Dijit Media. This app makes your Android smartphones and tablets morph themselves into a customized remote control with TV channel lists and show guides. In addition to the remote control, this free app gets you to access TV, cable/satellite box, A/V box, local cable or satellite service.


The app consists of built-in device code (over 200,000 TVs, DVD players, Blu-Rays, DVRs, Set-Tops, and more) library for instant programming, integrated learning feature for advanced or custom controls, fully customizable button layout, support for multiple systems in different rooms or homes, WiFi support for Roku owners to control their Roku Media Players with their Android devices, Program guide that works with every channel provider in the US and Canada.


This app is also there in the Apple’s app stores; the app has to be paired with Griffin Technology's Beacon to serve its purpose for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. There are some additional features like TV recommendations from Facebook, YouTube video clip search, playback, and sharing integrated into TV show guide in the Apple version.


With the entry of this app into the Android market there will be a lot of changes in the TV market. Big layers like Samsung, LG and Sony coming up with smartphone controlled Smart TVs seems to be more real and promising now.