Flirc allows you to control a computer or media device with a remote control.
When Flirc receives Infrared (IR) signals from a remote control (e.g. a TV remote control) it then sends a keypress (as if it were a USB keyboard and you were pressing a key).
It’s a bit complicated to explain in a sentence so lets go through an example:
We can use the Flirc software to tell the Flirc device that when I press the “Play” button on my remote control I want flirc to send the “spacebar” key to my computer.
The computer thinks that it has a USB keyboard connected to it and that i’m pressing spacebar.
So anything that can be controlled with a USB keyboard will be able to be controlled by Flirc - no additional software or drivers required, some examples include:
- Playstation 3
- Xbox 360
- Computers (to control Kodi/XBMC/Plex etc)
- Android TV
- Amazon Fire
- Windows media center
The Flirc software is only required for programming the Flirc device, once programmed you don't need the software - the Flirc device stores all of the information you programmed.
Have a look around our getting started section for more information on getting Flirc up and running