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.
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.
- 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.
- Simply exit the settings and start using the widget.
Lets us know your experience with it.