Best Remote Apps For Android Smartphones
What if we to you that now if you lose your TV remote or it stops working just like that, you need not sweat. Just pick up your android smartphone and control your TV. Have we left you wondering how? Read on.
Now a days Android Smartphones have inbuilt IR (infra-Red) Blasters. If your phone supports this functionality then you can download one of the below applications to control your media on your TV.
- Chromecast- The simple one
This app is available for free and all it requires is a cord to connect and the official Chromecast app. So next time you are viewing videos or streaming on Netflix and You-Tube, you can cast it on your TV. This app does not have the features of channel change and volume control.
2. Easy Universal TV Remote
This app works on the functionality of IR Blasters. It is packed with basic features which work for some and don’t for some others. It’s available for free on google play and also works on Wifi and external IR Blaster in case your device does not have one.
3. Smart IR Remote
This is an advanced remote control app and works very well for Samsung and HTC devices… On setting up it gives you detailed options to set up your device. Few of its features allow you to set options like mute the TV when a call comes through, or change a channel one up with the wave of hand over the phone etc. This app is chargeable but is worth the money paid. It also lets you restore and backup settings.
4. Twinone IR Remote
This is another basic and free remote app which does not have volume and channel control features. It works on IR Blasters and lets you control what you can see on TV.
- Unified Remote
This app is compatible with home theatres and one can control Mac, Windows and Linux Computers. It has an option of enabling keyboard and mouse and thus you can type and search for videos too. It also comes with built-in support for 90 apps including media players, power control, file management, and others.
6. TV Specific Remote
As the name suggests, these apps are TV specific. For Instance a LG TV has a LG TV remote app and here are others for brands like Vizio, Samsung, and many others. These are better than other apps because they work with wifi, are more reliable and stable.
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by techtalks @TechTalks August 24, 2015 12:33 PM UTC