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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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Last Edited by wbs3333 December 11, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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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




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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I'm assuming you meant retropie. In which case a game pad will be much more appropriate for it since you will need that to play games anyways and retropie is designed with game pad navigation in mind.

Respberry Pi3 has bluetooth built in so you can use that to pair with PS3 or PS4 controllers.

Just to give you an idea:

https://github.com/retropie/retro...Controller

tl;dr No, you don't need this.
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If I have a raspberry pi3 for doing Nintendo games would I need this for a wireless remote?
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I just bought this 4 days ago from Amazon at the full price - $22. Nice find.
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If I have a raspberry pi3 for doing Nintendo games would I need this for a wireless remote?
I'm assuming you meant retropie. In which case a game pad will be much more appropriate for it since you will need that to play games anyways and retropie is designed with game pad navigation in mind.

Respberry Pi3 has bluetooth built in so you can use that to pair with PS3 or PS4 controllers.

Just to give you an idea:

https://github.com/retropie/retro...Controller

tl;dr No, you don't need this.
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I have it in mind to build a Raspberry Pi 3 HTPC as a front end for the NAS that I'm building this holiday season. I bought most of the parts (RPi3, case, power supply, memory card), but haven't done the remote yet.

General Question: Is something like this FLIRC receiver necessary, or do most media center remotes come with receivers, or does it make sense to get a Bluetooth remote?

Specific Question: Does anyone have a recommendation for a good media center remote?
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I have it in mind to build a Raspberry Pi 3 HTPC as a front end for the NAS that I'm building this holiday season. I bought most of the parts (RPi3, case, power supply, memory card), but haven't done the remote yet.

General Question: Is something like this FLIRC receiver necessary, or do most media center remotes come with receivers, or does it make sense to get a Bluetooth remote?

Specific Question: Does anyone have a recommendation for a good media center remote?
No, you don't need it. But it is nice to be able to use your TV remote to run Kodi or whatever you're running.

I have a mini keyboard in addition to this for more complex tasks, like adding a library or something, but to be able to play a movie or whatever with out needing an additional remote is nice.

Just make sure you map it to buttons your TV doesn't respond to. I have mine to the up, down, enter Ect, but the TV doesn't do anything with those inputs if you're not in a menu.
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I have it in mind to build a Raspberry Pi 3 HTPC as a front end for the NAS that I'm building this holiday season. I bought most of the parts (RPi3, case, power supply, memory card), but haven't done the remote yet.

General Question: Is something like this FLIRC receiver necessary, or do most media center remotes come with receivers, or does it make sense to get a Bluetooth remote?

Specific Question: Does anyone have a recommendation for a good media center remote?
If you already own a Logitech harmony remote and want to use it with your HTPC this works really well.
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This work on shield tv?
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So if I have a Harmony Touch remote, will this allow me to use that to control my FireTV? Do you think it's worth it to get this, or just to buy the Hub separately when it reduces in price in order for it to work with Google Home and the FireTV?
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So if I have a Harmony Touch remote, will this allow me to use that to control my FireTV? Do you think it's worth it to get this, or just to buy the Hub separately when it reduces in price in order for it to work with Google Home and the FireTV?
I guess it depends on the application, but I found this to be garbage with a FireTV, to the point where I replaced all my FireTVs with Raspberry Pis. The base UI was clunky and applications need to have keyboard shortcuts baked in or nothing works (ie Plex).

This with Raspberry Pis is flawless.
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So if I have a Harmony Touch remote, will this allow me to use that to control my FireTV? Do you think it's worth it to get this, or just to buy the Hub separately when it reduces in price in order for it to work with Google Home and the FireTV?
As filfo4u stated: "If you already own a Logitech harmony remote and want to use it with your HTPC this works really well."
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Don't buy this for PS4. I did... it emulates a keyboard, not a remote. And lots of apps don't work with keyboard, including the 2 I wanted it to the most... Netflix and Plex. I returned mine.

Should work fine on a raspberry or little HTPC box.
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