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KatFox73
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Control Now TV box from remote location

Hi everyone 

 

My mum has just received a diagnosis on Alzheimers - and she is struggling more and more with using her TV remote and the interface - she also struggles to articulate words - so the voice option doesn't help either.

 

Does anyone know of a solution where I can change the TV channel for her - from a remote location?  

 

Many thanks 

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Saint1976
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Re: Control Now TV box from remote location

@KatFox73 after a little digging around I found this link on the Alzheimer's Society forum

 

https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/threads/a-wifi-app-to-contol-yr-tv-remote-from-anywhere.98964/

 

It's an old thread so the Amazon link didn't work but I have found the same company offering updated products at different price levels. 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZSG9Y67/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_D9HWZ0MD1NXA5KE44SN8?_encoding=UT...

 

The reviews seem mixed so maybe start a thread on the Alzheimer's Society page asking if anyone has used them and get some feedback.

 

 

 

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KatFox73
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Re: Control Now TV box from remote location

Thank you 🙌 I will check it out - I had thought a Fire Cube TV would do the job (if I call in and voice commands) but there's no Now TV app on there at the moment. 

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Saint1976
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Re: Control Now TV box from remote location

@KatFox73 unfortunately Now and their devices aren't supported by Alexa or Google Home.

 

I did find another device you might want to look into as well. It seems to have better reviews and has a range of add on devices like curtain closers which might come in handy at some point.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TTH5TMW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_NF9EE6G9NRXAPGMB4ZVR

 

Keep in mind the devices I've linked to in both comments only control IR devices. If you are using the Now stick or Roku stick, it won't work as they use the wi-fi network to control them.

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