Use Your Smart Home to Watch Movies and TV in Big Sky, MT
While crystal clear picture and surround sound are definitely the main points of interest in purchasing a home theater system, there are many other reasons why choosing to work with a local professional in the Big Sky, MT area is worth it. One of those main benefits is being able to easily control your system and integrate it into your smart home. Stick around to read our latest blog.
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Get Rid of Remote Clutter
Does your coffee table have more than one remote on it? We’ve even seen homes with three to five devices in their living space. The immediate benefit of getting a home theater system is controlling all of your players and cable boxes with one remote. You could have an XBOX One, Blu-ray Player, DirecTV and navigate to any of them quickly and easily using one of our universal remotes or with an app on your mobile device. Keep an iPad on your coffee table so your family can select from movies, TV shows, and video games, and also access any of the features in your smart home. Imagine sitting on the couch, selecting a movie on Netflix, closing the shades and adjusting the thermostat to make the room cooler.
Create Custom Scenes
While you can certainly control your TV and room functions by going into an app on a mobile device or pressing a button on a remote, you can also begin a number of tasks all at once using what we call “smart home scenes.” For example, create a movie night scene for Friday evening by choosing a new movie you have not seen on Amazon Video or HBO, picking a custom lighting level so it’s not too bright or dark, selecting a blackout shade to bring down for additional privacy, and setting the temperature on your smart thermostat so the room is comfortable. You can even give this scene a name of your choosing, like “TGIF” or “Friday Flick”. If you have an Echo or Dot you can even say the name of the scene to start it. Say “Amazon start TGIF”, and immediately your room goes into movie mode.
Customize Your Devices
Our smart home partner Control4 has a unique remote that allows you to save your favorite channels so you can easily recall them. The remote is also backlit so if your room is nice and dark for a movie you can change the volume easily. You can even create user passwords so that children can’t access adult content while you’re away. The bottom line is that when you work with a local professional you can customize your home theater any way you want to. Your entertainment experience will be seamless and enjoyable.
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