turning Android phones into remote controls
You can control your home smart TV with your Android or iPhone smartphone, all you need is apps designed for this purpose. It should be noted that TV control programs do not work with all TVs. That’s why we try different programs to choose the best program that is more compatible with home TV. Some remote control programs have a database of different models of TVs and even projectors, and to be able to control a particular device you need to do a simple search in the program database.
Some apps also have customization features that allow you to set a custom button to perform a specific task or signal. Of course, responding to a specific signal requires a number of special tasks, and ultimately the performance of programs related to signals is limited. There are two options for controlling smart TVs. Infrared control provided that your phone has this feature and WiFi control provided that both devices are on the same WiFi network.
1.Android TV Remote Control
Android TV Remote Control is an app officially released by Google. You can use this app to control Android devices that are on the same Wi-Fi network as your Android phone. If your TV uses an Ethernet connection, you can use Bluetooth to control it via a smartphone, provided your TV has it. This powerful app provides users with both directional buttons and a D-Pad. You can use voice search (as long as your TV supports this feature) via the phone’s microphone and touch the special option provided by the app. This app works with all Android TVs.
2. Amazon Fire TV Remote
If you use Amazon products similar to Amazon Fire TV, the best program available to you is the official program called amazon Fire TV Remote. It also provides directional buttons and a D-Pad for ease of use. It is also possible to use the audio feature. Interestingly, the above tool allows users to type text to enter web addresses more easily. More precisely, if you do not feel comfortable typing with the keyboard provided by the TV, you have a touch keyboard on your phone or tablet. If you use different Fire TV devices, there is no need to worry, because the above program is able to easily switch between the list of these devices to the device in question.
3. RCA Universal Remote
The two programs we introduced focused on controlling a specific device. But what if we have a program that manages multiple devices? In such cases, you should go to the RCA Universal Remote program. It works well with most TVs, DVD players and smart crystals, as well as multimedia streaming devices. Note, however, that configuring this program is time consuming.
4. Peel Universal Smart TV remote Control
Peel Universal Smart TV is one of the best almost all-purpose remote control programs that is generally designed to cover a wide range of devices. You can use this app to control your TV and most smart devices. Interestingly, the program even supports a number of Apple products such as Apple TV. The smart lock screen is one of the interesting features of this program, which is able to maintain a list of channels that you have just watched for easier access, so that in the future you can easily refer to the news channel, weather conditions, and so on.
5. Apple TV Remote
Apple TV Remote is the official app for controlling Apple TV via iPhone. This app lets you control Apple TV via iPod. Similar to the Android TV and Fire TV remote control app, you can also use gestures and text typing via the iPhone keyboard. Support for Siri and even Game Mode to provide simple controls are other features of this software. The app is compatible with the iPhone’s accelerometer and gyroscope, and as a result can store collected hardware data for Apple TV games and other apps.
6. AnyMote Smart IR Remote
AnyMote Smart IR Remote is one of the best programs that if your hardware supports infrared, it will become one of the best TV remote control programs. This program is fully configurable and you can define how to perform sweeping operations for it and even define macros for it so that the buttons do a specific job. Interestingly, this program even allows you to adjust the brightness of the TV and increase or decrease the volume by one gesture. It also supports widgets and can do a number of things automatically (for example, it stops playing movies when your phone rings).
7. Unified TV
Unified TV is another popular program that is compatible with most TVs. Similar to Peel Universal Smart TV Control, it supports a wide range of devices and gadgets. It even works with gaming consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation 4, streaming devices like Apple TV, Nvidia Shield and Roku, and projectors like BenQ, Canon, Dell, InFocus, Sanyo and Sony. NFC support, widgets and integration with Flic and Tasker are other features of this program.