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Flirc allows you to use nearly any remote control with any device that has USB including; FireTV, XBOX 360, XBOX One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, HTPCs, Raspberry Pi, and more. You can also use the many built-in preset configurations in the Flirc software to quickly and easily configure Flirc with your remote for common applications such as XBMC/Kodi, FireTV, and Windows Media Center.

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What is Flirc?
Flirc allows you to pair any remote control with your computer or media center. Just walk through our super simple cross platform pairing application, and you're done. Use your previously paired remote with no additional software on any machine with flirc.
Flirc allows you to use nearly any remote control with any device that has USB including; FireTV, XBOX 360, XBOX One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, HTPCs, Raspberry Pi, and more.

Flirc's user-friendly software guides you through each step of the pairing process and takes just a few minutes to complete. After your remote is paired with Flirc, there is no other software to run or install on your device. Just plug Flirc into any USB port and enjoy! Flirc has partnered with Logitech Harmony to provide the best user experience on the best line of remote controls. Add the Flirc FireTV or XBMC/Kodi device to your Harmony Remote and it will work with Flirc without any additional configuration. You can also use the many built-in preset configurations in the Flirc software to quickly and easily configure Flirc with your remote for common applications such as XBMC/Kodi, FireTV, and Windows Media Center.

If your favorite application isn't one of the presets, simply use the virtual keyboard in the Flirc software to pair any button on your remote control with any standard keyboard key. Flirc works on any device that supports USB keyboards and is one of the top accessories sold for the Raspberry Pi. The Flirc team is always working on new features and improvements to enhance the user experience.

Free firmware updates are regularly released and are available on Flirc's website. Flirc is also working on an API for seamless integration within other applications. Remember to visit the Flirc website and forums for helpful tips, tricks, and support.

Coming in Future Firmware Updates:
LONG KEY PRESSES – Assign two functions to one button. MACROS – Want to run a number of commands on a key press? With the new flirc, you can store over 500 keys, and have more than one keypress per individual remote button.
IOSPIRIT – Bring IR remote support back to the Mac. Coming in 2017 is a unique collaboration to bring you exciting new features between Flirc and IOSPIRIT
Control your FireTV with almost any remote control, including Logitech Harmony remotes
Out of the box support for Logitech Harmony remote controls with the Harmony FireTV Device
Also works with Playstation, XBOX 360, Raspberry PI, Windows Media Center, Kodi, Plex, and many more
Flirc's easy-to-use software walks you through the entire pairing process and works on Windows, OSX and Linux
New version brings many new software features, hardware features, and partners
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For Pis, this is the same thing, doesn't use a USB port, and is under $2. It can be soldered on or connected with basic jumpers, and as long as it's peeking through a hole in the case can read remotes just fine.

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10266

https://www.adafruit.com/product/157

Or get 10 of them for under $4.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10Pcs-IR-...1846712336
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Sure! For the RPi3 you'll need F/F jumpers.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/266

https://www.amazon.com/40pcs-Fema...B007MRQC1K

Then you follow one of these for pin selection and lirc.

http://www.instructables.com/id/A...pberry-Pi/

https://www.modmypi.com/blog/rasp...-receivers

I don't generally bother soldering, instead just rolling the jumper cables up and zip-tying them, then taping the IR receiver to a hole in the case.

Edit: Also note that while the tutorials have steps for kernel modules and activating lirc, you can skip these steps and just enable lirc from within Kodi once you have it wired up.
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I bought this for my Logitech Harmony and my HTPC. Once setup, I've completely forgot it existed since I've never had any issues. I highly recommend it.
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My experience with Amazon Fire TV and Logitech 650 remote control was seemless. Would highly recommend at this price.
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I bought this for my Logitech Harmony and my HTPC. Once setup, I've completely forgot it existed since I've never had any issues. I highly recommend it.
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Yup, in for one of those.
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For Pis, this is the same thing, doesn't use a USB port, and is under $2. It can be soldered on or connected with basic jumpers, and as long as it's peeking through a hole in the case can read remotes just fine.

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10266

https://www.adafruit.com/product/157

Or get 10 of them for under $4.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10Pcs-IR-...1846712336
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Can someone please explain what this would be useful for in a home theater environment for example? I have a Harmony 1100 remote and RF hub with IR blasters.

What do I get by adding this? Thanks in advance.
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For Pis, this is the same thing, doesn't use a USB port, and is under $2. It can be soldered on or connected with basic jumpers, and as long as it's peeking through a hole in the case can read remotes just fine.

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10266

https://www.adafruit.com/product/157

Or get 10 of them for under $4.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10Pcs-IR-...1846712336 [ebay.com]
Good info. Do you have links to the basic jumpers or the soldering? I have a RPi3
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Good info. Do you have links to the basic jumpers or the soldering? I have a RPi3
Sure! For the RPi3 you'll need F/F jumpers.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/266

https://www.amazon.com/40pcs-Fema...B007MRQC1K

Then you follow one of these for pin selection and lirc.

http://www.instructables.com/id/A...pberry-Pi/

https://www.modmypi.com/blog/rasp...-receivers

I don't generally bother soldering, instead just rolling the jumper cables up and zip-tying them, then taping the IR receiver to a hole in the case.

Edit: Also note that while the tutorials have steps for kernel modules and activating lirc, you can skip these steps and just enable lirc from within Kodi once you have it wired up.
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Can someone please explain what this would be useful for in a home theater environment for example? I have a Harmony 1100 remote and RF hub with IR blasters.

What do I get by adding this? Thanks in advance.
This dongle acts as an IR extension for non-IR media boxes (like the Amazon Fire TV - which uses Bluetooth with its remote control). The PC software comes with templates for many popular devices or you can completely customize/map your remote control buttons to specific commands. From personal experience, I had just purchased the Logitech Harmony 650 remote control and was able to connect to almost all devices except for my Amazon Fire TV. Connected this dongle to my laptop, launched the software anf configured the dongle and my L650, removed/ connected the dongle to my AFTV and viola - I'm now able to control everything and create "scenes" with my L650. Great for non-IR devices like Amazon Fire TV, Home Theater PC, Raspberry PIs, Kodi boxes, etc.
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Will this work with my LG 4K TV remote? If so what could I control with it on my computer?
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Anyone knows if it works with an ASUS Chromebox m004u?
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I have two of these original versions and they work flawlessly on anything that has a USB. Just program any remote to use it and your done. Highly recommend it.
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With this work with my LG 4K TV remote? If so what could I control with it on my computer?
I can't specifically say. But normally you would use a universal remote controller to map to an open/generic device.
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I too have a a first gen flirc and it does what it says it will do. does the 2nd gen offer any new features?
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