okay so i mentioned my love affair with my roku box. And i added as a private channel which actually has the ability to let you add still more channels to that channel..but i was bumming because my Roku was an early model which has a basic remote lacking an asterisk button. go figure.
I followed my nose to the Roku forum where the dedicated fans hang out and found out about REMOKU which is an online app, that mimics a remote control on your web browser and you add your Roku’s IP address and voila..you can remote control your ‘tv’ in my case my roku on the tv from my computer…but i pushed it one better. I went to Remoku.tv on my iphone’s safari browser and saved it as a shortcut to the iphone’s ‘desktop’ so now i have a button on my phone which opens an app, which is a remote control for my tv. < insert cackling mad scientist laugh here > sometimes i really love living to see the 21st century.
There are plenty of expensive attachments out there for the iphone which will turn your phone into a remote for your tv…but my tv is basically stuck on channel 91 where it displays the dvd player and the roku feeds. once in a while i need to adjust the sound volume – but seriously when this tv goes..i can use basically any monitor that will catch those feeds. yum.
As I sit here still indexing the same book i have been working on for a week…i loaded all my favorite podcast feeds as channels on Nowhere TV so i’m happily listening while i work. 8)