My system has about 30 devices in it and several of them seem to require a designated primary device to work well; namely, my 2016 LG OLED and my 2016 Marantz 8802a Pre.
I am trying to use a mac as the primary device. This a computer that’s always on but, we do use user accounts; specifically, mine and one for my wife. I’m not 100% sure yet but it seems like if my wife is using the computer but roomie is running under my account, the Primary Device functionality doesn’t work. It’s not clear in the documentation if this should or shouldn’t work and Support told me this is ‘untested’. Is anyone else running in this configuration? Would running roomie as admin theoretically make any difference?
I remember way back before the simple control days, the was a Roomie Hub program. I know hubs are passe now in V6 but the idea of 100% dedicated IOS device seems like an expensive route to go… I actually tried a iPhone5 that I had laying around but it didn’t work well–and support confirmed that the device was likely too old to support a system of this size.
Using my ipad in guided access works ok but introduces another issue that’s a little specific to my setup; I’m using the SimpleControl Polygot server to connect my ISY to Roomie and it won’t connect to an ios device as a hub for reasons that are unclear… but that’s a different issue over in the ISY world.
I’m just curious what people are doing for their primary devices (especially if using a mac) and how is it working?