I am buying new TV (Samsung UE48JU7000 LED 4K) for my mum who has dementia and whilst I will block off most of the buttons on the remote control to make life easier, there will be times when she will have difficulty controlling the TV. Can I use a Sling box to remotely control her TV and which type would I need, ideally I would like to control using an iPhone/iPad. The sorts of thing I would like to be able to do include:
- switch TV on/off
- Change source (ie HDMI/TV etc
- change channels
- use Samsung Smart TV i.e. can I control cursor movements
Is Slingbox the solution or can someone recommend an alternative way of remotely controlling a Samsung Smart TV?
ps before anyone asks, I am getting her a large 4k as her eyesight is not great
Yes, the Slingbox will be fine, and as you aren't interested in viewing the video stream just get the cheapest. Maybe a used on off E-Bay ? Your only problem is that the TV will not have a supported remote in the database but I can make you a Custom Remote to work it. Just let me know when you need it.