Summary:

The Peel TV Universal Remote turns your iPhone into a universal remote control. It also offers recommendations for shows to watch as well as alerts so you don’t miss anything. But how well does it work if you watch most of your video content online?

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A remote control that comes with its own recommendation engine and that uses your iPhone to change the channels and control a whole bunch of other devices? It’s called the Peel Universal Remote Control, and we tested it to see how well it works for cord cutting. Check it out:

Show notes for this episode:

  • The Peel Universal Remote Control retails for about $100.
  • You can check out the Peel app for iOS devices for free, or read more about it on the Peel website.
  • Adaptive Path President Peter Merholz gave a great talk about the need for better remote controls for connected devices at our last NewTeeVee Live conference. Check it out here.

Have you tried the Peel iOS app, or do you even own the Peel remote? Let us know how you like it, and please also share your experiences with other remote controls for connected devices. Feel free to fire away in the comments, get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters @ gigaom.com.

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