Roth, Germany – IOSPIRIT GmbH has released Remote Buddy 1.25, introducing support for the Harmony Smart Control, which can now be connected via Bluetooth. More than 100 popular Mac apps supported by Remote Buddy (including Plex, EyeTV, iTunes, Rdio, Spotify, DVD Player, Mac Blu-Ray Player, iPhoto, Lightroom, XBMC, Movist and VLC) can then be controlled with the same Harmony Smart Remote that already controls other devices like TV sets, beamers, game consoles, the Apple TV and even Philips Hue lights.
Together, Remote Buddy and the Harmony Smart Control form an elegant, powerful solution for the deep integration of a Mac into a home entertainment setup.
Thanks to the use of Bluetooth, the connection between the Mac and the Harmony Smart Control is rock solid, button presses are received almost instantly and no line of sight is needed.
A new how-to (available as a post on the IOSPIRIT Blog) shows the entire setup process and also includes an overview over all needed parts and system requirements.
Other improvements in the new Remote Buddy release – like an up to three times faster launch, support for iTunes Sort and Album Artists – are described in detail in another blog post.
Pricing and Availability:
Remote Buddy 1.25 requires OS X 10.7 or later and is immediately available for 19.99 Euro worldwide from the IOSPIRIT Online Store. A 30 day trial version can be downloaded for free from the IOSPIRIT website.
IOSPIRIT was founded by Felix Schwarz in 2004 and develops quality software for OS X and iOS. The main focus is on remote control products. IOSPIRIT is best known for the Remote Buddy remote control solution, the Candelair driver and Spacious, a tool that provides smart OS X Spaces navigation – right from your mouse. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2004-2014 IOSPIRIT GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Willy-Supf-Platz 6, 91154 Roth, Germany. Company registration: HRB 21960, Amtsgericht Nurnberg. IOSPIRIT GmbH and Remote Buddy are neither affiliated with nor endorsed or sponsored by Apple, Logitech or any other previously named company. Apple, Mac, Mac OS, OS X and Macintosh, are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Logitech is either a registered trademark or trademark of Logitech in the United States and/or other countries. Harmony is either a registered trademark or trademark of Logitech in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners All other products, services, companies and publications are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.