• "Snap TV ads away!"

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    The world's first
    TV ad switcher

    Just snap your fingers to mute & replace TV ads
    with your favorite apps & smartphone content
    while keeping an eye on your show!

Here's a quick overview of the Key features Playmute includes

We believe people should be able to choose whether they want to watch commercials or not,
without having to pay monthly fees to do so.

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TV AD SWITCH

Smart HDMI switch technology.

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SIGNAL RECOGNITION

Snap, clap, whistle or shake your smartphone to activate Playmute. (With sonic sensor or smartphone shake - NO REMOTE)

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SMALL WINDOW FOR LIVE TV

Keep an eye on the live TV in a small window so you never miss a second of your program.
(Picture In Picture (PIP) screen - undetectable by major broadcaster)

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WORKING ON ALL TVs

With cable TV / satellite TV / Set top boxes, etc...

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Here's a comparative chart to show you what makes Playmute different from any other product on the market.

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Playmute changes the way you watch TV !

Forget TV ads ... Just switch 'em!

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The device

Playmute is a smart HDMI switch that's Android powered, with an integrated PIP screen. The switch is triggered by your audio signal (i.e. Snap, clap or whistle) and instantly replaces the ads by our integrated Android TV and Kodi (formerly XBMC) media player while you keep an eye on your show in the small PIP screen. We’ll have some content pre loaded on the device so it can be used as a standalone, but for optimum control and access to all the apps on Google Play you will need a smartphone and a Wi-Fi connection.

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The app

We developed a free app for iOS and Android mobile devices. So you don’t need another complicated remote. Once activated, you can use the app to navigate but it also functions as a background task so you can still receive calls and use your smartphone while switching ads.

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Your TV

Playmute works with any cable/satellite TV, or set top box with an HDMI connection. Just plug the switch between your TV and your cable/satellite box (or any device with an HDMI output) and then connect to your Wi-Fi.

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Got Questions? Good, because we've got answers.

Want to know more about how Playmute works, what’s inside the box and the team behind Playmute?

 What is Playmute?

Playmute is a small device that connects to your TV and an app that allows you to switch to your favorite apps, games and multimedia content, during commercials by simply snapping your fingers.

 Phone is in standby?

Yes. Playmute functions in standby mode, so you can still snap your fingers to switch the ads even if you’re not actively using your smartphone.

 Any other audio signals?

We have worked hard to cut out false positive signals. The more you use Playmute, the better it detects your personal signal. Still, some errors could occur.

 Display language properly?

Yes, Playmute is powered by Android, so you get access to all Google services as well as Google Translate.

 TV control?

Yes. With certain compatible Smart TV's (Sony, Samsung, Philips), you'll be able to use your smartphone to turn the TV on/off, change channels and turn the volume up/down.

 Multiple smartphones?

Yes! You can have up to 4 smartphones connected simultaneously.

 Any other audio signals?

We have worked hard to cut out false positive signals. The more you use Playmute, the better it detects your personal signal. Still, some errors could occur.

 Customize switch signal?

You can snap your fingers, clap, whistle or shake your smartphone to activate Playmute. There is not an option to add extra signals.

 Which apps work?

You can access any app available on the Google Play store or Apple App store. You can use them with an iOS or Android mobile device.

The Critics Love Us

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"Snap, clap, whistle or shake TV commercials away with Playmute"
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"Playmute, a Kickstarter project that could let you banish TV ads forever"
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"Playmute wants to help make sure you never watch commercials again"
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"Playmute will shut up TV at the click of a finger"