Please feel free to ask your questions here. We'll try to keep a running list of answers.
What is Flirc's range?
Like all infrared (IR) devices, Flirc works best when it's placed in the line of site of the remote control.
What Operating Systems are supported
Windows 10/11, MacOS with support for native Apple Silicon and x86. Linux support is planned.
Does the Skip 1s support Bluetooth?
No, the Skip 1s only supports IR (infra-red) remotes.
How many buttons can I store?
How many devices are in the Skip database?
What happens if I can't find my device in the Skip database?
Please provide us feedback. It is possible you are looking in the wrong area, but for uncommon devices we are happy to add a profile via support. In the future, it will be possible to map unknown devices directly in the setup software.
Can I map more than one remote button to the same Skip button?
Yes, each button supports multiple devices and buttons at once.
When will new software features get released?
Skip setup software and firmware will be released quite frequently as we continue to update. Auto-update functions have been built into the software, so you should always be up to date.
Does Skip work with the smart devices that have no IR input?
Two workarounds exist for these devices. Most support HDMI-CEC, which means you can control them using your TV remote buttons on the Skip 1s. Many also support USB in, including the Fire TV Stick, Raspberry Pis, and any other HTPC. For those, we suggest pairing your Skip with a Flirc USB for ultimate control.
Does Skip 1s use a hub?
What sort of batteries does it take?
2x AAA batteries
What is the battery life?
Easily 6 months, but will be closer to a year once final design changes are complete.
Are the keys backlit?
No, we decided against this, it is hard on the battery. The profile Keys light up, and there are RGB leds in each segment of the cursor. All LEDS are designed into the plastic, no weird bumps, or separate pieces. All continuous pieces of beautiful plastic. See attached.
How do macros work?
Any button can be anything. Further, any button can be a macro. Each button is a list, where the user can adjust the timing of the button.
Is the Apple TV Gen4 supported?
Yes, definitely. The AppleTV has built in IR support.
What devices are supported?
Everything, we have one of the largest and well kept IR databases in the world. Further, the remote has our extremely sensitive IR receiver we use in our flirc product. We are adding support to learn any device that isn't supported. We will also publish a web tool to browse and search for devices.
Is there a hard activity limit?
Right now, we have 3 profile buttons for activities. This is not a hard limit. We could possibly use the 'color wheel' button as a shift key and create more profiles, but currently, our initial soft limit is 3.