Flirc allows you to pair any remote control with your computer or media centre - including the Raspberry Pi! Just walk through our super-simple cross-platform pairing application, and you're done. Use your previously paired remote with no additional software on any machine with Flirc.
Use our cross-platform pairing application for easy remote control pairing. You are walked through the setup process one button at a time until your remote is paired. Pair any remote control button with any keyboard key and use our built-in application profiles for easy setup.
Command Line Application
Use our cross-platform command-line application for complete control and configuration of your Flirc. Our command-line application can do everything the GUI can do.
Suspend or Wake up Your Computer
Pair the suspend and wake up key to any remote control button for complete control of your media centre. As long as your motherboard supports wake on USB, you're clicks away.
Backup, Restore, and Share
Your paired remote configuration is saved on your device but you can back it up or share it with our Cross-platform applications.
Because Flirc acts as a keyboard, our GUI allows you to pair any remote control button with any keyboard key for advanced functionality. Run hot scripts, launch applications, all with a single remote control button.
Although Flirc's range depends on the strength of the remote control you are using, it will work up to 20 feet away with most remotes. Like all infrared (IR) devices, Flirc works best when it's placed in the line of sight of the remote control.
2. I have a Harmony One remote, how do I use Flirc with my Harmony One and FireTV?
Simple! Launch the Harmony software and add a new device as follows:
Device: Media Center PC
Model: FireTV / Kodi / Plex
3. Can I use my TV remote control with Flirc?
Yes, you can use your TV remote control with Flirc as long as your remote control has enough unused buttons and your TV does not respond to the ones you wish to pair with Flirc. We recommend using a universal remote control with Flirc for the best results.
4. I'm an advanced user, can I pair Flirc on a headless machine?
Yes, absolutely. Every software release on Linux/Mac/Windows ships with a command-line version of the pairing software which provides the same functionality as the GUI version.
5. What versions of Linux are supported?
Flirc hosts Debian repositories, but the software is statically built to work on any distribution of Linux.
6. Can I map more than one remote button to the same function on my media centre?
Yes, record each button independently.
7. Can I map more than one function to the same remote button?
No, unfortunately, this is a limitation with nearly all remote controls controllers
8. When will the new software features get released?
We will be doing sprints. Both will be complete in the first quarter of 2016, beta releases will be released much sooner.