Griffin and Dijit announce Beacon universal remote for Android
Griffin Technology Inc. and Dijit Media, today unveiled the Android-only version of their Beacon Universal Remote Control System. Available immediately for $69.99 through Best Buy, the wireless AV controller connects with Android handsets and tablets, enabling total control over your home entertainment system. Beacon converts your Bluetooth signal into infrared and works with such devices as TV, DVRs, stereos, and more.
“Android now has a huge following, and we are really excited about bringing our remote control and tv show listings app to the Android Market,” said Maksim Ioffe, Founder and CEO of Dijit Media. “Our mission is to create the greatest ‘second screen’ entertainment platform, and Android compatibility brings us one step closer to helping millions of people get a little bit more out of their TV experience.”
The Beacon device runs on 4 AA batteries and should be a breeze to install. Simply download the Dijit app for Android, pair your phone/tablet, and enjoy! Note that the Android application does require Android 2.3.3 and above.
Features of the Dijit app for Android include:
- Tablet Interface: transforms your tablet into a powerful home entertainment console.
- Consumer Electronics Support: Beacon is compatible with more than 200,000 devices
- Search and Discover TV Shows: browse by time/date, search, discover new shows, and watch with just a tap using the Guide.
- Rich TV Show Listings: access tv episode details, upcoming schedules, and Cast & Crew info