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Crestron debuts free, paid mobile apps for Android devices


It's taken some time, but Crestron has finally rolled out an official version of its home automation remote control software for Android. Crestron's iOS efforts have been around and there was also an unofficial solution available from former Sling founder Blake Krikorian, but now users can choose between the free Crestron Mobile app and $100 Crestron Mobile Pro app. Judging by its iOS counterpart, the Pro version adds a number of control options including pre-set scenes and more. Of course, if you're rocking one of the company's setups then we figure you pay someone to explain this stuff to you who can probably break it down in more detail. Hit the link below to download or check out the press release after the break.

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Crestron Mobile Pro® For Android™ Now Available on Market

Control Your Crestron System from Any Android Mobile Device

Crestron today announced that the new Mobile Pro Control App for Android™ is now available on the Android™ Market. Mobile Pro turns any Android device into a fully functional Crestron touch screen, allowing homeowners to control lighting, thermostats, entertainment, security systems and other connected systems from anywhere, anytime.

"Whether you have an iPhone®, iPad® or Android mobile device, there's a Crestron control solution for you," said Crestron VP of Technology, Fred Bargetzi. "We're fanatical about keeping our customers on the cutting edge by offering a variety of solutions that bring the latest, most popular home technology into their lives. Our new Android App is just the latest example of that commitment. We don't make you choose, we make it easy."

Mobile Pro displays real-time status of room temperatures, shade positions, lighting levels and metadata including cover art, song and artist. You can even view streaming video from web-based security cameras right on your mobile device. Using the home Wi-Fi® network locally or powerful cellular networks remotely, a virtual Crestron touch screen is always in the palm of your hand no matter where you are.

Crestron provides cross-platform flexibility for the entire family. "Mom can have the same control interface and functionality on her iPad that Dad has with his Samsung Galaxy," Bargetzi says. "You can switch carriers or get a new mobile device without calling in a programmer to reprogram the system. Just connect your new device, and you're ready to have the freedom to choose whatever device you want."

Crestron provides the infrastructure that is the foundation for home control, while providing an open platform for development that supports PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android. The popular R2 Control for Crestron app, created by id8 Group, was the pioneer in providing the first Android solution for Crestron and is available for download from the Android Market.

Download Crestron Mobile Pro® for Android™ or go to to learn more about Crestron Mobile® solutions for Apple and Android devices.

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