Remote+ Volume Plugin

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About this app

This app is a FREE PLUGIN for DirecTV Remote+ Pro from Cognitial Mobile. You can try this plugin with only the free DirecTV Remote+ installed to see if it will work for you. When Pro is installed, volume and mute can be controlled from within the main DirecTV Remote+ Pro app!

You MUST have either DirecTV Remote+ Free or Pro installed to open this app. See those apps for supported models and be sure to get the other app installed and working before attempting to use this app.

MOST people will be unable to control volume with ANY app. That is just the way it is. See website for a detailed explanation. Essentially you either need a network-controllable television, a network-to-IR device, or a phone/tablet capable of emitting IR signals. Unfortunately all of these are somewhat rare. I'm the only DirecTV Remote developer who has even attempted volume control and the reason is simple: It's much easier said than done!

For more info and help on configuring this plugin, see the FAQ at

* Global Cache iTach Net-to-IR device
* Any IR device connected through HomeSeer
* Built-in IR on HTC One devices (supports IR learning)
* Built-in IR on select Samsung Galaxy devices
* Built-in IR on select LG devices
* Built-in IR on select Sony XPeria devices

* Panasonic Viera televisions (2011+)
* Philips televisions (2011+)
* Samsung televisions (C series +)
* Sharp Aquos televisions
* Denon or Marantz AVRs (newer models)
* Onkyo AVRs
* Yamaha AVRs (newer models)
* TV brands/models that support a standard protocol using UPnP

* More will come eventually. Send me an email to add yours to the list... but ONLY if it can be controlled over a network. There is no way I can guarantee that support will ever be added for your brand but I will try.

If you find this app useful please rate & review it. Normally I wouldn't say that the more ratings I get the more I will update it, but with a project like this that is pretty much the case. Low interest means little incentive to improve on it.

1) Working installation of DirecTV Remote+ (Free or Pro)* from Cognitial Mobile. If you do not have either app installed, you cannot run this app at all!

2) An SD card (removable or non-removable) must be installed so that this plugin can retrieve your DirecTV Remote app settings.

3) A supported device as listed above.

* This plugin app will still allow you create and test volume profiles even if only the free version is installed but please note that they only function from the PRO version of the DirecTV Remote+ app.

AGAIN: MOST people will not be able to control volume from any app due to technological limitations. This is not my fault and there is nothing I can do about it. People who can use an app to control volume probably already know this. If you are not sure, then you probably cannot.

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DirecTV, Remote, Direct, TV, AVR, Satellite, Plugin, Volume
Updated on
Sep 15, 2014

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Ratings and reviews

788 reviews
Jan Bassett
August 3, 2020
Doesn't work. Period. Tried Many times, my TV Was listed, no go with the wizard, never picked Anything up. I have good wifi for everything, of course including tv. Tried using main wifi IP address as well, NOTHING worked. As simplistic, elementary a function as just VOLUME, this trouble is Ridiculous, there shouldn't even Be an Extra app for just VOLUME to begin with. Very disappointed.
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Cognitial Mobile
August 5, 2020
I'm sorry it doesn't work for you. While it sounds simple, controlling volume from a mobile device is complicated and rare due to so many variances in TV brands and models. By comparison, all DirecTV receivers are controlled the same way and in a way that all mobile devices can communicate with them. This just isn't the case with TVs.
October 3, 2021
Works fine with Android 10 and connected to [TV] Samsung 5 Series (40) with the "None/Disabled option. Wizard found and used UPnP Custom / RenderingControl. Setup needs a rethink (ie. Running wizard before anything else) but it works as advertised. Thanks for the effort.
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Cognitial Mobile
October 3, 2021
I appreciate the feedback and I'm glad it worked for you! I am aware that it doesn't work on many newer combinations of DTV/TV setups but it's always nice to hear when it is still working for people. I know it can use some refining. Thanks again!
A Google user
October 28, 2019
Still does not work. I have tried this on both Samsung Note 9 and Tab 2. The Remote+ app works great. I would probably give five stars if this worked. How about the Input botton?
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What's new

* Fixed: Unable to return to the main screen after a network scan or other activity inside the plugin.

* Attempts to fix occasional & rare ANRs when sending network commands.