The touchscreen device, released on Tuesday, is designed to control TVs, cable boxes, DVRs, video game consoles and internet streaming players such as Roku and Apple TV.
The touchscreen device is designed to control TVs, cable boxes, DVRs, video game consoles and internet streaming players such as Roku and Apple TV.
The Ray remote controls more than 200,000 devices and can run applications that will enable it to control other internet-connected home appliances, such as Google’s Nest thermostat. The search and recommendation features are set up to eliminate the need to spend a lot of time looking for content. Users can tell the remote what kinds of programming interests them, such as soccer or comedy, so shows fitting those categories are automatically highlighted on the nearly 5-inch screen. Priced at $199, the remote won’t be released until May or June, but pre-orders are being accepted online. It requires a Wi-Fi system and pay-TV boxes to work properly.