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How to use an Android Phone as a TV remote control?

Mobile devices are here to make our lives easier, and we cannot deny that when we watch television, one of the things we hate to do is have to get up from the comfort of our sofa or bed to have to seek remote control. How can we avoid this class of situations? Use your Android mobile as a remote control for the TV.

Perhaps we lost remote control of the television or left it somewhere far away; we are already seated, comfortable, we do not feel like getting up. But we cannot deny that our mobile is always with us; it is part of us. That is why I’m going to teach you how to use your Android device as a TV remote control.

There are three ways to turn your Android device into a television remote control. The first is to download and install the TV manufacturer’s app; the second is to download a universal application; the third is to use the Wi-Fi network to connect the devices.

Most manufacturers allow you to use your phones as a remote control: Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Philips, etc. Most televisions can work via infrared or connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Using your Android mobile phone as a TV remote control

Many manufacturers have launched different applications that allow you to control the TV from your device. Therefore, you will have to visit the Play Store to find the applications of these manufacturers.

You open Google Play Store on your device and search for your manufacturer’s TV control application. You download it, and it will install automatically. You have to configure the application with the TV, and that is it. For example, Samsung has ‘SmartThings.’

TV remote control apps on Android

On the other hand, there are universal applications that are capable of giving you control of your TV from an Android device. You will also find them in the Play Store. Some applications even give you the ability to control the TV using voice commands. You will have to search for “remote control TV” in the Android store.

You cannot list all the universal applications; because there are quite a few, and it depends a lot on the type of TV you have, brand, and model. It would be recommended that you verify it in the Play Store.

In case you don’t have infrared, then the only alternative is to keep your TV and Android connected on the same Wi-Fi network. Obviously, for this, you need to have a Smart TV connected to the same network.

Again you will have to look for an application that allows you to do so. For this, you have to go to the Play Store and look for an application. It can be that of the manufacturer or directly a universal one.

Control TV from an Android device.

One of the best applications is Android TV Remote Control, available in the Play Store. When you open the application, it will detect your Android TV; both devices must connect to the same network.

A code should appear on the TV, it is the one that you will have to enter in the application to link them, and in this way, you can now use the phone to control the TV.

Why should I use my mobile device as a TV control?

The advantages of using our Android phone are quite clear. First of all, you can lose control of the TV, but your phone is rarely far from you.

Also, something that is important is that entering text is considerably faster, easier, and more practical from a mobile phone. Instead of going letter by letter, you can enter any text quickly.

From the mobile device, you can use a touchpad that helps you navigate through different applications in a fast and more agile way., Especially when you have to use applications for movies and series.

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Written by HackerVibes

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