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Tekoia's Sure Universal Remote app gains useful updates for iOS, Android

Almost everyone is familiar with losing a remote, and while some TV and A/V receiver manufacturers are beginning to offer their own remote apps, not all of them do. That’s where apps like Tekoia’s Sure Universal Remote app come in.

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Tekoia’s app is already the highest-rated universal remote app for Android devices, and with its latest update, both Android and iOS users are getting a handful of useful new features. The iOS version, for example, now features support for Broadlink Wi-Fi to IR (infrared) converters, allowing the app to control apps on devices with no smart functionality.

“We are always working to improve our user experience and listen to user suggestions. The new version of Sure includes a number of features that our users requested, particularly in the new iOS version and the smart appliance capabilities for the Android version,” Tekoia founder and CEO Viktor Ariel said in a statement. “Additionally, we are very excited to support products from Sonos and Kodi as we continue to extend our ability to deliver an unmatched smart home experience for our users.”

The Android version of the Sure Universal Remote app now offers support for Sonos home audio systems and the Kodi (formerly XBMC) media player. Users can now also stream audio and video content to their phones from DLNA servers, while streaming the other way works as well, with the ability to stream movies from mobile devices to supported smart TVs. The Sure app has supported smart home functionality for some time, and now that extends to the Wulian iCam.

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One of the more useful new features for users of both iOS and Android devices is the new “backup and restore” functionality. This allows the Sure app to backup users’ device information and settings to Tekoia’s own Sure cloud, meaning there’s no reason to have to set up all of your devices again if you get a new phone or need to reset your device for some reason.

The updated apps are available now, and can be found in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

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