Ray uses IR (infrared) to control most equipment. While IR is a widely supported industry standard used to control all kinds of devices, it has the downside of requiring line-of-sight between the remote control and the controlled equipment. That means those of us who like to keep our living rooms neat by hiding unsightly equipment inside a cabinet or behind walls will need an additional solution to control hidden equipment with Ray.
Wi-Fi enabled DIRECTV and DISH receivers do not require direct line-of-sight with Ray. We are working hard to introduce support for more devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so make sure to sign-up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page for updates.