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Can I control my shades from iPhone or iPad?

Control Shades and Curtains via iPad with Hunter Douglas PlatinumApp
Screen Shots of iPhone PlatinumApp

The short answer is YES,

With all Hunter Douglass electric shades, all you need is a small box called App Bridge and your iPhone or iPad.

We recently installed electric roller shades and used Hunter Douglas motorization system for that. The reason was that the client heard that there is a special app
that allows to control the shades via iPad. I was curious and went to check it out after the shades where installed.

I have to say that is one of the most simplest and easiest apps I have seen, great work Hunter!

Here is some back ground,

A typical remote has 4 buttons that allows to choose a shade to control via each button. Actually you can assign more than one shade to a button
say if you have 3 shades on the east side and 4 on the west. You can choose button1 to control all eastern shades and button 2 to control all western shades.
But what if after the installer left you wish to change that. it is a simple process for an installer who does it every day but not so simple process to a client who never done it.

Well that is where Hunter Douglas new Platinum App comes to help.

First you have a welcome screen with a master category you can call it Living Room, Bedroom or which ever room you like. Than you click (+) to add a shade call it a name say Beth’s Blackout Shade and click on Sync in the iPad at this point you click on a button on the shade the shades move and that is it Beth’s shade is working via iPad.

You can add more shades and assign them via clicking on a button in each shade and the beauty is that you can create as many top categories as you like say you wish to control
all kids room at once you add a category for “kids rooms shades” click (+) to add shade 1 (+) to add shade 2 and that is it. When you select “kids rooms shades” all the shades in your kids room will go up or down at once.

I must say its is so simple I was very impressed!!!

Put Your iPad to Work Controlling Your Shades

How many remotes do you have throughout your home? How many wall switches control everything happening in your home from the home speaker system to the garage door opener? What if you could electronically open and close the window shades with ease right from you iPad or tablet computer? Yes, it’s that easy.

What’s the Platinum App?



You love your apps and now there is one to control your Hunter Douglas Powerrise 2.1 and PowerGlide 2.1 window coverings using your iPad, iPhone or your iPod Touch. Look at some of the features of this system.
• You can use them to control the natural light in the room. Just choose one of the scenes, such as Summer Afternoon. This allows the shades on the east side of your home raise and those on the west side lower.

  • Perhaps you want some privacy during the daytime. Not a problem, select the right setting on the app and the vanes of the Silhouette window shades offered by the company open wide.
  • Time the operation to just what and when you want. You can set where you want your window coverings not only at specific times during the day, but also various days of the week.
  • Allow it to control windows room-by-room if you like.
  • Control individual window coverings. You can program it to control every single shade, drapery or window panel in your home, office or apartment.

To use this Hunter Douglas app, you will need to have the right components. This includes the Platinum App Bridge, which is the brain of the system. It holds all of the programming data and it will send a signal to the appropriate window covering using the Platinum Repeaters. You’ll also need the Platinum Repeater Kit, which includes the power supply you need. You’ll need one for each room.


You’ll need to use your Apple device with an iOS 5.0+ operating system to control it. It does provide you with free updates, too.
Would you control your window shades using the Hunter Douglas Platinum App? If you want ultimate control with real time programming options, there’s nothing quite like sitting back and controlling everything with the touch of your iPad.