I thought it might be helpful to show you the home theater/automation apps I use. You may find only a few of relevance to your setup, but let’s just go down the list:
Roku Highlights – Shortcut to a updatable Word doc on my Google Drive. Reminds us whether our favorite or new shows are on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, or Plex.
TitanTV – Free. Displays a channel guide for the Tulsa broadcast stations we watch, my wife’s preferred digital cable channels, or the analog cable channels, The latter is particularly useful, since the only on-screen analog channel guide is the super-slow-scrolling, half-screen Channel 3.
(Cable company) Connect – Channel guide, remote DVR programming. Also administer phone service, if you have it with them, pay your bill, get support, etc.
Romoku, Roku – Two free apps to control our Roku boxes. I prefer the unofficial Romoku, but both have their pluses.
Yatse, XBMC Remote – One paid, one free app to control the Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC. I prefer Yatse, but it can be a bit confusing until you get used to it.
Plex Remote – Select a particular Plex Media Server and client (Roku box or PleXBMC) to control. Free, optional, since other controls (e.g. Roku or XBMC Remote) work as well.
My Media Center – Local broadcast TV channel changer, channel guide, and remote DVR programming for a Windows Media Center computer. $5, but worth it.
Remote Ripple – Android app version of TightVNC, lets me completely control our computers via remote view of the screen, and virtual mouse. Works surprisingly well and has been very useful.
X10 Commander – Control lights, fans, coffee maker from anywhere in the world, if you want to brew coffee remotely.
RPiController – Check the status of my Raspberry Pi, or reboot it. Comes in handy if there is no other way to get through to it.
RasPi Check – Shows vital stats of the Pi, such as CPU, GPU temperature, overclocking parameters, free memory, disk usage, etc.
JuiceSSH – Terminal client, lets me log into the Pi and monitor its processes, download files directly from the web, become superuser, etc.
Hybrid Stopwatch – Once the coffee maker is turned on with X10 Commander, start a timer to be alerted when it is ready to serve.