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Blumoo universal remote takes the frustration out of home theater systems

At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is search for a lost remote.


Christine Burkson


At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is waste time searching for a lost remote. There should be little standing between you and your beloved Netflix stream.

The Blumoo Bluetooth universal remote eliminates the frustration by putting control of all remotes on your phone. It works with more than 250,000 audio-visual devices, and can even show local TV listings.

Most phones cannot speak to A/V equipment directly, so Blumoo acts as a translator. This compact receiver lives in the same room as your home theater, and connects to your phone via Bluetooth. The companion app offers controls adapted for the devices you want to use. Your commands are sent wirelessly to Blumoo, then beamed to the device.

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The Blumoo app works on iOS and Android devices, plus Apple Watch. Along with regular remote control and TV listings matching your zip code, the app offers full support for Alexa, the voice control platform for Amazon Echo and Fire devices. Blumoo also has an RCA output, meaning you can stream audio to any stereo.

The system is simple to set up, and easier to use than the clunky universal remotes of decades past. The TV guide and control layouts are fully customizable, and the Bluetooth range is anything up to 150 feet.

You can currently pick up Blumoo for $52.99 with free shipping to the continental U.S. The deal takes 47 percent off and will ensure you never waste another minute looking for remotes.

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