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  • Peel Turns Your Apple Watch Into A Universal Remote Control

    Peel Turns Your Apple Watch Into A Universal Remote Control

    Does it make sense to use your Apple Watch as a remote control for your media devices? Smart remote maker Peel thinks so, having just launched a universal remote control application for the Apple Watch which lets you operate over 400,000 models of home electronics, including not only televisions, but also DVD players, and even audio and streaming devices, like the Roku. The Apple Watch app… Read More

  • Smart Remote App Peel Raises $50M From Alibaba To Expand Smart Home Offerings

    Smart Remote App Peel Raises $50M From Alibaba To Expand Smart Home Offerings

    Smart remote software maker Peel has closed an additional $50 million in funding, supplied by Alibaba, the e-commerce giant which recently made its public market debut in the U.S. The company’s new funding is a strategic investment separate from its existing $45 million raised across four rounds, with the most recent announced in June, and brings its total rase since its founding in 2009… Read More

  • Peel Delivers A DISH And DirectTV Smart Remote For iOS – No New Hardware Required

    Peel Delivers A DISH And DirectTV Smart Remote For iOS – No New Hardware Required

    Peel originally launched as a hardware/software combo to bring smart remote features for your TV to the iPhone, but that was a few years ago, and the company has since focused more on building software, with a mobile app that provides social TV viewing features and personalized recommendations. The startup has been working with Android devices with built-in IR blasters to unite its social… Read More

  • Peel Launches New Social TV App For iOS

    Peel Launches New Social TV App For iOS

    You may remember Peel as the maker of the pear-shaped hardware device which sits in between your smartphone an TV, turning your phone into a universal remote control. Today, as promised, the company has updated its companion mobile application with more social features that allow you to share the shows you’re viewing, see what your friends and family are watching, post recommendations… Read More

  • New Case Device Adds Dual SIMs To iPhone 4

    New Case Device Adds Dual SIMs To iPhone 4

    The makers of the Peel iPod phone adapter have outdone themselves. Their new device – called the Vooma Peel PG92 – is a unique case that, in conjunction with a jailbroken iPhone – adds dual SIM capabilities to the iPhone 4 and 4S. The device itself consists of a back-up battery that can charge your phone and what amounts to a dumbed-down cellphone. When you jailbreak your… Read More

  • Peel’s TV Show Recommendation App Comes To Android

    Peel’s TV Show Recommendation App Comes To Android

    When I think about Peel (the channel surfing/TV show recommendation app originally for iOS, not the crazy Chinese case that turns your iPod Touch into a phone) — I think of it as a sort of two-part formula: one part application, one part hardware. The app by itself is a fine little piece, complete with a slick design and a rather dang good behaviorally trained TV show recommendation… Read More

  • Peel Raises $16.7M To Turn Your Smartphone Into Your Television's Best Friend

    Peel, a startup that’s looking to turn your iOS device into a super-powered universal remote (among other things), has some big news: it’s just closed a $16.7 million Series B funding round led by Ravi Mhatre of Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from existing investor Redpoint Ventures and several seed investors. Last month we took a thorough look at how Peel is… Read More

  • Peel Comes To Apple Stores Today

    Peel is a really cool way to ditch your TV provider’s outdated on-screen guide for an app on your iPhone. Set it up with your TV likes and provider info and Boom! instantly better channel surfing interface (Peel works with pretty much every provider). Today, Peel announced availability of their hardware companion at the Apple Store — the free app is on the iTunes Store. Cost for… Read More

  • Peel: A Bridge Between Your iPhone And Home Entertainment System (Video)

    It’s a problem as common as it is ugly: between your television, Blu-Ray player, surround sound tuner, cable box, and DVR, you probably have at least three remotes sitting on your coffee table. And then there’s the elaborate list of steps required to get each component working properly (don’t forget to set the tuner to HDMI2 before firing up the Blu-Ray!) The associated… Read More