Add Device

A Device emulates an existing remote control:

To navigate to the Add Device view, click on the menu icon (☰) at the top left corner of the main screen; then, in the Device section of the menu, click Add.

Here you need to decide:

  • The name of the device you are adding,
  • The icon that should be displayed in the Navigation Bar for this item,
  • The default transmit duration to be used for remote keys, and
  • The LIRC Remote Control associated with this device.

You can select a pre-configuration setting; if you do this then the Device name and icon will be automatically selected for you. Alternatively you can enter your own name for the Device and/or select the icon you want to use by pressing the Change Icon button. If you select Kodi here then the screen will change prompting you to add a kodi device.

The Transmit Duration is the period of time (in ms) that the server will continuousely send an infra-red code (for each key of the device you are creating); or, you can select SEND_ONCE. You may need to experiment with this setting because the best value will depend on the actual device you are controlling. You change this setting in the Edit Device View and you can set a different value for each key in the Edit Device Key View.

The bottom part of this view contains a list of devices (from the LIRC Subsystem); you should select the device you wish to control.

Once you have populated all the required fields in this view, a Done button will appear. Press this to complete the process.

Pushing the Back button at any time will cancel the operation.