Irreco Widget Lets You Control Your TV From The N900's Homescreen

Controlling your TV from your mobile phone has been possible for a long time now, I have personally used the Nokia 6600 for this functionality in the past. Then IR ports started to disappear from most devices and recently they have made a comeback of sorts. The N900 has one, so the obvious use is turning it into a remote.

You have already seen Raemote, which turns the N900 into an Apple remote, today is the turn of  the Irreco widget. This compact widget features basic features that include volume and channel control, mute the TV and power it on or off.

Irreco Widget Lets You Control Your TV From The N900's Homescreen

It works independently of the Irreco app and can be downloaded from extras-devel in the Application Manager. The range is obviously nowhere near that of a dedicated remote, but is good enough for the odd use. After installation reboot the N900 to see the widget on the homescreen.

  • Next, longpress the widget to enter its settings and go on to download your specific remote.

Irreco Widget Lets You Control Your TV From The N900's Homescreen

  • Once downloaded you should see the following. If you don’t find the specific remote you are looking for, try selecting something close to it.

Irreco Widget Lets You Control Your TV From The N900's Homescreen
Irreco Widget Lets You Control Your TV From The N900's Homescreen

  • Simply exit the settings and start using the widget.

Lets us know your experience with it.

7 thoughts on “Irreco Widget Lets You Control Your TV From The N900's Homescreen”

  1. i ever have install qtirreco on my N900. but i can’t use it due to i didn’t find remote data of my TV model at qtirreco’s database. i dowanload nearly TV model and change infrared code according to my TV vendor support information. i am failure when i save this changing infrared configuration file. qtirreco can’t identify my file.
    i think i will also be face with this problem on Irreco Widget. could you give me any suggest?

  2. Another useless widget.
    Why do you think my tv came with a remote when I bought it?
    Can we have some smart stuff please!

  3. @currykev

    Yeah, speak for yourself. I use the IR functionality every day to control my TV and my XBMC box so I don’t have to care where the remotes are. Since I don’t need a full remote for the limited things I do with the TV (power it on, switch to HDMI, etc) this widget is perfect and I can leave Irreco on my XBMC profile.

    I love it when people make posts assuming everyone else operates the same way they do.

  4. yes, just tried it and super easy to set up. couldn’t find my exact sony model but, as recommended above just picked a similar one and it works perfectly! clever little widget!

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