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Android Apps for Home Control

 

Apps to Control Lights, Thermostat and Appliances Using Your Android Device

We've put together a list of Android apps that will turn your Android phone or tablet into a remote control for the your home. In order to get started you'll need an INSTEON controller. The apps listed on this page will indicate which controller it is compatible with. In addition to the controller, you'll also need INSTEON controllable devices for anything you want to control in the home. Here are some popular INSTEON products:

Wall Switches
Light Bulb
Wall Switches
Wall Switches
Lamp/Appliance Modules
Plug-In Modules
Outlets and Other Hardwired Devices
Outlets and Other Hardwired Devices
Thermostats
Thermostats

The following list of Android apps is always growing. Be sure to check back often.

Note: Prices subject to change. Support for these applications provided by the developer.

INSTEON for Hub


INSTEON Hub for Android
INSTEON for Hub

Price: Free
Developer: INSTEON
INSTEON Controller:
INSTEON Hub

The new INSTEON Hub connects you to your home from any smartphone or tablet. Control INSTEON light bulbs, wall switches, outlets and thermostats. Receive instant email or text alerts from motion and water leak sensors while you're away.

  • Easy to follow onscreen wizards for fast setup
  • Simple and clear user controls
  • Receive SMS/Email alerts when devices are activated
  • Schedule timers
  • Easy scene creation
  • Auto-detect of geo-location of smartphone during setup to calculate sunrise/sunset
  • Thermostat support
  • Supports multiple IP cameras
  • Supports 100+ scenes
  • Cloud service allowing access via multiple devices

Works with Android phone or tablet running version 2.2+

 

MobiLinc


MobiLinc Lite for Android
MobiLinc Lite


MobiLinc Pro for Android
MobiLinc Pro

Price: $19.99
Developer: Mobile Integrated Solutions
INSTEON Controller:
ISY-99i & SmartLinc

Using Wi-Fi, or cellular communication, MobiLinc supports control and real-time monitoring of up to 1024 INSTEON or X10 devices, 1024 scenes, and 1024 programs on your Android powered device anywhere in the world. With MobiLinc Pro and Android, control all of your lights, thermostats, devices, programs and irrigation system while on vacation or away from home. With MobiLinc and the many INSTEON devices available, home automation from the palm of your hand has never been easier. MobiLinc Pro works with the ISY-99i central controllers or the SmartLinc.

  • Command Your Devices Anywhere with Wi-Fi or cellular access
  • Automatic Find and Sync with ISY and SmartLinc on Local Wi-Fi
  • Real-Time INSTEON Device and Scene Status
  • Secure Connect to ISY over HTTPS using Username and Password Authentication
  • Supports up to 1024 INSTEON Devices, 1024 Scenes, and 1024 Programs
  • Multiple Profile Support
  • Keep Your Favorite Devices, Scenes, and Programs on a dedicated page
  • Supports Multiple Thermostats
  • Many themes available to customize the look of MobiLinc
  • Quick device and scene control through ICONs
  • Weather Support (Weather plug-in for ISY is required)
  • Android OS 2.1 or later is required.

Available through Google Play:
MobiLinc Lite (free trial)
MobiLinc Lite Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
MobiLinc Pro ($19.99)
MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
Also Available for iOS:
MobiLinc Lite (free)
MobiLinc Lite Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
MobiLinc Pro ($19.99)
MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
MobiLinc HD ($49.99) MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC

 

Conductor


Conductor for Android
Conductor

Price: $9.99
Developer: Conductor Automation
INSTEON Controller:
ISY-99i

Control your home automation system with Android Conductor is an application for Android that allows you to control your home automation system via your ISY-99i from Universal Devices. Universal Devices' ISY-99i is a powerful home automation tool. The Conductor software allows you to use that powerful tool on any Google Android phone or tablet.

  • Real-time status updates from your lights, scenes, programs
  • Choose favorite or active devices, scenes or programs for quick and easy access
  • ISY folder support allows you to organize your devices, scenes and programs
  • View and control your INSTEON thermostats
  • View, run or stop your ISY programs
  • View and control IP web cameras with snapshot stills, MJPEG streaming, pan, tilt, zoom and presets (if your camera supports these features). See the developer website for a list of supported cameras
  • Support for the WeatherBug ISY module
  • Use widgets for quickly viewing/toggling a device, scene or program
  • Secure Conductor with a PIN to prevent changes to the settings or prevent access to the app altogether
  • Lock down Conductor to a single room/folder
  • Control multiple ISY controllers with the Locations feature (and use themes to tell the difference between them)
  • Automatically discovers your ISY on your local WiFi network
    Automatically chooses between local (LAN) and Internet (WAN) URL when connecting to your ISY

Works with Google Android phone or tablet - Version 1.6 (Donut) or higher. Gingerbread (2.3.3) and Honeycomb (3.0) Tested!

 

wdISY

 

wdISY
wdISY

Price: Free
Developer:
222 Designs
INSTEON Controller: ISY-99i

 

Controls INSTEON scenes and devices. Requires ISY-99i controller. Supports remote SSL connections and local HTTP.

Requires Android 2.1+

 

TouchSwitch

 

TouchSwitch

Price: $10
Developer:
burak
INSTEON Controller: ISY-99i

 

TouchSwitch™ allows ISY users to control their INSTEON devices, scenes, programs and Network Resources from most Java-enabled browsers. TouchSwitch is cross browser compatible.

Requires Android 2.0+ - Also compatible with Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod

AutoHTN Vera

 

AutoHTN Vera
AutoHTN Vera

Price: Free
Developer: Home Theater Network
INSTEON Controller: Vera2 Web-Enabled Automation Controller (requires hardware interface - see product page for details)

AutoHTN Vera works with Mi Casa Verde's Vera controller. Vera works with multiple home automation protocols including INSTEON, Z-Wave, and X10.

Requires Android 1.6+

 

Home Control Assistant

 

Home Buddy
HCA: Home Control Assistant

Price: Free
Developer: Advanced Quonset Technology
INSTEON Controller: Home Control Assistant Software (requires hardware interface - see product page for details)

The client for HCA Server. Using HCA you can control, program, and schedule lights and appliances using INSTEON, X10, UPB as well as IR.

Requires Android 2.0.1+

 

iOS AppsLooking for iOS Apps?
Check out our collection of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Apps for Controlling Your Home.