SonyMote is a virtual remote control that lets you control your Sony Bravia TV.
To use the sony remote control, you must have your iPhone / iPad on the same
wifi network as your TV and you accept the message that appears on your TV (or
register the pin code for the new model) Because th...
Ad after ad after ad
I will be happily deleting this app when my new remote comes in! Yes, it works, and it was extremely simple to set up. That is why it has 2 stars. The problem is, unless you pay for it you get an ad every few clicks. Want to turn up your volume (maybe 3 clicks) you get an ad! Want to channel surf? Forget it you’ll have to watch an ad every few channels. Want to turn on Netflix on your smart tv? You have to watch 2 ads just to get to your profile, then searching for your show is a nightmare because, you guessed it ad after ad!! The creators of this app are obviously just money hungry with how many ads they have set up. That’s why I was happy to pay for a new remote, rather than pay the greedy app creators.
Do not download this app
Don’t do it! I’m telling you - multiple one-Star reviews exist for a reason! I don’t care how lazy/irresponsible you are with keeping track of a real remote. Put a Lo Jack on that thing instead, it’ll be way more worth it than downloading this app. I downloaded and connected the app to my tv and now my regular actual Sony remote does NOT work at all with it! I replaced the batteries but it’s something to do with the app itself. And my tv is a brand new X850G. I have to do a hard restart on the tv and re-do all my app passwords on the tv itself. Obnoxious, aggressive ads that do not go away after one click, can barely function to press 5 buttons in succession before another ad comes up. Whoever created this app needs to be jailed for their poor workmanship.
Full screen pop-up video ads with sound...
Full screen pop-up video ads, unskippable, with sound...that come up every 4-5 button presses. Imagine trying to adjust a menu or something and these ads pop up every time as you're pressing buttons while looking at the TV to try to use it. No thanks. At least give a trial for a week or something. Or have the ads somewhere they don't completely cripple the app. Hell, devote half the screen to them for all I care, you gotta eat. Just don't pop them up full screen and make me wait. An app shouldn't be utterly unusable just because you don't do an in-app purchase. But this is unusable. The ads are just insulting.
Works exactly like my current remote. The only thing I would add is a keyboard. Sometimes on a smart tv you want to connect applications with your email and password. I have a password manager so passwords are long and complicated. The price to remove ads is reasonable. Less than a physical remote. You’d think the tv manufacturers themselves would have an app to go with their TVs but idk. Thank you to the developers
Has worked fairly well. Has been on and off a bit. Not currently working for my tv is not being detected. Maybe a tv issue because my Roku in the other room is detected... trying for more volume but a message about tv being on for more than 30 seconds and a question of is my device and phone app device connected to the same WiFi. The connection is the same. I have really been enjoying the Sonytvmote app but it is currently not working for me at this time.
Great with a catch
The app works beautifully. The only catch is the ads on the free version, they’re very intrusive and appear too frequently. I’ve used other free remote apps that don’t bombard you with clickbait ads.
Great App! ($6 is worth it!)
This app works well! I have small kids and the remote is always disappearing. I bought the premium version and it’s completely worth it. You always have your phone on you (admit it) so you’ll always have the remote on you. Super convenient set up, never had any connectivity issues and always works.
Does not work, waste of time
Hard to believe Sony put their name on this. The frequent and intrusive ads are one of the most annoying for any app, but I would not mind paying the $5.99 ransom if it just worked. TV and iPhone are on same Wi-Fi and the app can see TV and confirm IP address, even confirm a 4-digit pin that came on TV screen. But nothing works. Every button I try gets the same message “Is your TV turned on and are you connected to the same wi-fi...” Yes and Yes, but no luck. I recommend buying Samsung next time. I have theirs in bedroom and SmartView app works perfectly with no ad ransom.
One thing to know. Do not even waste your time here unless the first thing you do is buy it before actual use. I read the rants but hey, as obnoxious as the dev. Made the free version... hey... this is a blood and sweat product so just fork out the 5 bucks they deserve for their work and you will get: A nice working product.
Too many intrusive ads
Only download this if you’re willing to pay the $5.99 to remove the ads. Not only are there banner ads(which I am totally ok with) but after a certain amount of “presses” a full screen video ad interrupts your input until it’s over. Entering a password had me sit through 5 ads alone. Overly intrusive and far too frequent. They’re banking on the fact you’ll get frustrated with the ads and buy it, but that mentality led me to delete the app and have no desire to support this dev team.
Terrible app, even ‘free’
First off, it is not intuitive and doesn’t really work very well. In addition, during the six seconds I was trying to change volume, ads popped up three times, covering the display and preventing me from using whatever functionality the app might have. The only way to remove ads is to pay for the app. I would have paid for a decent app, but this one is not good. The developers should 1. try honesty and inform buyers that payment is necessary, and 2. build a better app.
This app does not work. I scan for my tv and it shows up. I select the tv but when I try to press any button I get a message that asks if my tv has been on for 39 seconds. If the tv was found then why does the tv need to be on for 30 seconds? Junk!!!
Worked initially then paid to remove add and it does not connect to tv anymore. Rip off and will contact Apple to get refund if a fix is not made. Then will ask to have them removed to prevent others from getting ripped off also.
Ads ruin the App
I completely understand the need for ads when you’re putting a free version of your app on the market. BUT, the ads in this app interrupt your ability to use the remote. It would have been better to have banner ads only. Instead, make a few taps and BAM! Ad pops up for up to 30 seconds, holding you hostage as you’re unable to do anything but sit and stare at your phone. Uninstalled. Basically worthless unless you pay for it.
Constant adds won't make me purchase
To be honest the adds don't bother me one bit I have pretty good patience, I can find something to do for 10 -30 seconds, but on the other hand my 3 year old has no patience and doesn't understand why I haven't hit the button yet. So in my case your upsetting a small child with no financial rights to upgrade ... Oh well.. lo
Yes. Sonymote : Remote for Sony TV is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 13,703 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.1/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Sonymote : Remote for Sony TV Is 38.8/100.
Yes. Sonymote : Remote for Sony TV is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 13,703 Sonymote : Remote for Sony TV User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Sonymote : Remote for Sony TV Is 38.8/100.
Sonymote : Remote for Sony TV works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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