The Unity main screen shows the various Actions you have setup. Press
an Action (eg Watch Movie) to access the unified remote and launch a
series of automated steps such as switching on all devices and setting
the TV to a specific channel.
This 'behind the scenes' screen shows what you have programmed the
Watch Movie action to do. In this example, by simply pressing Watch
Movie on the main screen, three devices will automatically power on. You
can add more steps like 'Go to channel 102' or 'Press play'. The
combinations are virtually infinite.
Once you have selected an Action, the unified remote screen brings
control over several devices into one screen. In this example, you can
control the volume of your TV while you press play on your Bluray
player. All icons can be selected and rearranged to your preference.
You don't necessarily want to be looking at your iPhone screen every
time you want to change the volume, do you? Well, UnityRemote lets you,
for example, change volume and channels by simply sliding your finger up
and down or left and right on the screen. As with most functions of
UnityRemote, you are in the driving seat and can define what you want
the app to do. The Setup Gestures screen lets you pick the device and
what command should be sent for each gesture.
UnityRemote includes a wide database of devices. Simply pick the
manufacturer in the list, then the type of device (TV, DVD player, DMA
player, etc.) and let the software help you find the right code. In the
rare case that your device is not in the database, UnityRemote lets you
'teach' it new devices, by inputting the data yourself.