Each smart home needs a smart remote. A smart IR blaster( infrared) is a kind of device that sends instructions from the remote control to other devices that have an infrared remote control. It may also work with RF( radio-frequency) remotes to control infrared components. Homekit IR blaster needs to be compatible with Siri or Homekit.
For Apple Homekit users, need for an IR blaster Homekit is handy when it comes to controlling the TV, AC, or DVD. However, the devices must have IR or RF. Here we have listed some of the demanding Homekit IR blasters.
List of Homekit IR blaster
- Broadlink WiFi smart home
- Nature Remo Mini
- Aqara Smart Hub M2
- Smart IR Remote Controller
- SwitchBot Hub
- BroadLink Smart TV Remote
- Eve Button
- MoesGo WiFi RF IR Universal Remote Controller
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Matter IR Remote
The SwitchBot Hub 2 is a device that pairs switchBot Bluetooth devices to your Wi-Fi. It is the reliable best Homekit IR blaster that works with HomeKit via Matter by integrating more appliances into HomeKit. It is the Wifi thermometer Hygrometer that works as an IR remote, temperature monitor, Humidity monitor, smart remote, and smart hub. You can automate your Homekit devices, and infrared devices like TVs, Air conditioners, and ceiling Fans. Smart Hub supports 2.4GHz wifi.
- SwitchBot Hub 2 is compatible with 80,000 Infrared devices
- The Hub 2 can control your IR Appliances without wifi via the switchBot App on your smartphone
- It looks like a contemporary thermostat.
- It allows you to set up various schedules and adjust temperature.
- It can be wall-mounted
Infrared Homekit Blaster
Aqara smart Hub M2 is the only Apple Homekit IR blaster that features 360-degree infrared control allowing it to turn on or off all IR devices such as fans, Air conditioners, and TVs from any part of your room through the voice assistant. Aqara IR blaster supports most home voice assistants such as Homekit, Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTTT. Aqara Apple Homekit IR blaster requires a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network connection. However, if the internet goes down, smart home automation keeps working because It offers a wired connection via an Ethernet RJ45 Port for a smooth connection. It also provides a MIMO Wi-Fi antenna for a powerful wireless connection.
Moreover, it is the cheapest Infrared Homekit hub. You can set schedules and control scenes. Aqara IR hub consists of an Ethernet RJ45 port(for wired connection), a Dual Wi-Fi antenna, and a Micro USB port. It also features a built-in speaker for the Alarm and security system.
Install the Aqara Home App from the App Store or scan the QR code. Place your Aqara Infrared Homekit IR blaster near the router. Add Aqara Hub on the App. As the Aqara M2 Hub supports both wireless and wired connection, the App will give you both wired and wireless mode options. Select your desired mode. Connect the Aqara app with the Apple Home App for Homekit integration. The distance of the Hub should not be more than 7m from the router. Try to keep the Infrared Hub in the center not more than 1m above the ground for a stable connection.
- Aqara M2 Hub supports 128 Aqara devices as it supports Zigbee 3.0
- It supports many smart home devices such as smart sensors, cameras, and switches
- Aqara M2 hub is the best Apple Homekit IR blaster that can work with Siri and Apple Home App
- The setup process might be complicated.
IR blaster Homekit
The SwitchBot Hub mini is an excellent option for controlling your home as a whole hassle-free and cheapest Homekit hub. It is easy to install, and thanks to it being USB-powered and portable, you take it anywhere. All your house control is at your fingertips in just one app, including your window blinds, air conditioners, vacuum cleaners all other infrared appliances using just the Hub mini.
Overall, the switchBot remote can connect with all Hub mini devices and appliances through the internet. Thus becoming your gateway to the SwitchHub ecosystem. Control your with the assistance of your favorite assistants, name it Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and IFTTT
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smart IR blaster
The Broadlink RM mini 3 can support 50,000 IR devices. You can choose 21 categories. It is compatible with TV, AC, DVD, receiver, and many more. The RM mini 3 works with 2.4GHz WiFi. You can control your TV, AC, Fans, and video recorder with voice control as it is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Moreover, you need to download the latest Broadlink App. You can easily control your IR devices with the Broadlink App remotely.
The Wi-Fi IR remote control is the cheapest smart IR blaster that is compatible with Apple Homekit, Alexa, and Google Assistant. It can support 50,000 infrared devices including AC, TV, projectors, fans, and DVDs.
To set up install the “Tuya Smart” or “Smart Life” APP. You can set up a timer for devices to turn on/off at your given time. Smart IR remote will make your home smart and life easier with just one click.
- Smart IR Blaster works well with the smart Home app
- You can set the device with preset commands
- Set schedules and timers
- Enjoy remotely using your IR devices
- It cannot control lights with Alexa
Smart ir blaster
Broadlink RM4 Mini is a universal Infrared(IR) remote control for smart home automation. For just $25 IR blaster supports all your IR devices such as AC, TV, Fan, video recorder, DVD, STB, and more
It works efficiently with Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT. No matter where you are, you can control your AC remotely and set up schedules and scenes through the Broadlink App. The New Broadlink app is available on the App Store and Google Play.
Moreover, it only supports 2.4GHz(doesn’t support 5GHz). It can also detect temperature and humidity with the help of a USB sensor cable.
The BraodLink Smart Home Hub supports RF-controlled devices (315 MHz and 433 MHz) and also supports over 50,000+ IR-controlled entertainment or home appliances, such as curtain shades, ACs, and Light switches.
You can now control your TVs by asking for Volume Up/Down, Channel by Name/Number, Play, Fast Forward, rewind, and many more, or the AC by On/Off, Temp, Fan speed, and mode. An Alexa, Echo, or Google Nest may come in handy to control all of your IR appliances in one place.
Homekit compatible IR Blaster
The Nature Remo is a smart IR Blaster that works as a remote control. It supports Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. It is the cheapest Homekit hub. This Mini smart Hub can control multiple home appliances by automating them. It works with infrared Homekit appliances such as Air conditioners and TVs.You can manage your appliances from anywhere with the help of a smartphone App. In case, you forget to turn off the AC before leaving home or the office, you can turn it off from anywhere with just one tap on a mobile App.
- It is compatible with Apple Homepod with the help of Siri shortcuts
- Use voice assistant to control appliances
- You can schedule Appliances according to your daily routine
- Scheduling allows the appliances to turn on or off automatically
- It can work with old appliances too
IR blaster for iPhone
This smart IR blaster is compatible with Apple TVs and Air-conditioners. The smart IR remote transmits signals to pair with the smart devices at a maximum range of 10m. This smart IR device is compatible with Apple TV, Samsung, Vizio, LG, Sony, and ROKU. With this device, you can use your smartphone as a remote control for Air-conditioners and Television. It requires 2AA batteries. The smart IR remote works with Apple devices and Type-C works with Android devices.
Most importantly, the IR smart remote is small in size and you can carry it anywhere. Download the App”uniTV Remote” and control all your home devices such as lights, fans, AC, TV, and DVDs with the App on your mobile. It can be the cheapest Homekit hub.
Frankever Wi-Fi smart hub
Frankever smart IR blaster is supportive for both iOS and Android phones and you can control your smart IR devices from anywhere with the help of your phone via the Smart Life app. Your phone will work as a smart remote control. You can turn on the air conditioner before you reach home to enjoy a desired temperature or turn off the AC or TV while you are away from home if you forget to turn off any of your IR devices.
Moreover, the Frankever smart IR blaster is compatible with Alexa, Siri, Google Home, and IFTTT and can support up to 50,000 IR devices such as TVs, DVDs, Stereos, soundbars, fans, and Air conditioners.
MoesGo WiFi RF IR Universal Remote
MoesGo is used as an IR remote control for IR(infrared) devices TV, Air conditioners, ceiling fans, DVDs, and STBs, and supports RF(radio frequency) devices such as smart lights and switches, electric curtains, and roller blinds. Through 2.4 GHz wifi, you can control your devices from anywhere via the smart Life Tuya app on your smartphone.
Moreover, you can control your IR devices with voice commands through Alexa or Google Assistant such as ”Alexa, turn on the lights!”
IR TV Remote works with Siri shorts
If you are looking for a TV remote, you can turn your old IR TV into a smart one with a Broadlink Universal remote that has all the functionalities present in the TV remote. With the help of the Smart IR remote, You can control your IR devices remotely through the Broadlink app. IR devices such as TV, STB, projector, DVD, Audio, AV Receiver, and LED strip light are compatible with Broadlink Smart Remote.
Broadlink Universal smart TV remote is compatible with all TV brands. For voice commands, it can work with Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, and Siri shorts.
MOES Tuya Smart
USB IR Blaster for Android Phone
Meso Tuya smart IR blaster simply manages all your IR devices with a smartphone by replacing the remote controls. Instead of using the remote control all your IR devices with a smartphone (such as STB, TV, Set-up Box, Air conditioner, RF Fans, RF light switches, DVD, and 6500 brand home appliances, especially Electric roller blinds and electric curtains).
how to install IR blaster on Android
For setup, no wiring is required. Install the Smart Life Tuya APP as it is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant you can control your IR devices with your smartphone.
Note: It only supports 2.4GHz WiFi.
Logitech Harmony Hub
The Logitech Harmony Hub can control many smart home entertainment devices such as televisions, Sonos speakers, thermostats and Philips Hue lights with a single button press. It works with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control.
Moreover, this IR Hub has a Harmony App for iOS, Tablets, and Android smartphones. You can use your phone as the Universal remote control for the whole house. Harmony Hub is compatible with many entertainment devices, such as Apple TV, Mac/PC, Roku, SONOS, and game consoles such as Xbox, and PlayStation.
The box comes with 2- IR mini blasters, a Harmony remote, a charging station, a USB cable, and a Harmony Hub.