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Dr. Azrael Tod
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i’d much prefer something like logitech harmony, where you drop a IR-Emmiter simply somewhere in sight of your appliances and control it via bluetooth/wlan/whatever.

This keeps you from having an awkward dongle hanging out from your phone AND you can controll it without line of sight.

And even if you want to use your phone directly with IR – there still are a lot phones (albeit getting far less common nowadays, since nobody uses that) that come with an IRDA-Port, that can be missused for such.

Catalin
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There is a solution. I’ve present it here https://myesp8266.blogspot.nl/2017/09/control-any-tv-with-your-voice.html

With $13 you can control any IR in the room with your phone and with Amazon Alexa. Just say what you want and this device will it.

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@Dr. Azrael Tod
There’s a link at the bottom of the page to just such a product, “the company is also selling a Wi-Fi to IR USB (powered) dongle”

I agree that that’s a cleaner solution though. My IR controlled products don’t tend to move (projector, receiver, TV) so why should the IR emitter?

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All smart phones should have IR transceivers, the cost next to nothing and it adds so much value. I have two Xiaomi devices that come with IR (one is still MiUI, the other Lineage). Once you have IR, you’re GOD 😉

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is there a library/SDK so I can support it in my android app?

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