I see there was a post on this before but it was originally from 2014.
Has anyone had experience with getting a TV set up so that it can be controlled entirely remotely? I'm interested in getting this done for my Grandma who can no longer figure out how to operate hers by herself (we have a remote with large buttons, she's constantly dropping it where she can't reach, trying to operate it backwards, her hospice bed kind of blocks the signal, etc...).
She doesn't have WiFi currently as she's never needed it, but I'd have it set up if it could solve this problem. I would get a WiFi hotspot as a temporary solution, but I'm assuming the streaming services would eat up the data allowance on those pretty quickly. That said, I've never used one so maybe it's an option.
I feel like there has to be a way if I got her internet access and a Roku or Amazon Fire to turn her TV into a "smart" one, but I don't know if that would allow me to actually see the TV to know what I'm doing?
Also, only vaguely related, does anyone have a Portal type device set up so that they can easily video chat with their parent/loved one without them having to do anything to answer? Basically I can just connect on my end and we can see each other?
Any advice would be welcomed!!