The remote control allows us to control the television without having to move from the sofa. This invention is extremely comfortable, but like everything, you can lose it and not find it anywhere. If this is your case, you always have the option of buying a new remote control (either from the same manufacturer as the TV or a universal remote), although there is a more comfortable and economical option: Turn your smartphone into a universal remote. We tell you how you can do it.
You may not know it, but it’s possible control television with your mobile. Each manufacturer has its own application with which we can control our Smart TV from our phone, but you also have the option of installing applications that work as universal controls, that is which will serve you whatever the model of your television. In this list, we bring you the best universal remotes you can find, both for Android and iOS.
Mi Remote is an application developed by Xiaomi, but it can serve us on any android mobile. This app works with TVs from various manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Sony and many more.
In order to use all the functions offered by this Mi Remote, it will be necessary that your device has infrared, but it also allows you to control all kinds of devices with your mobile as long as they are connected to the same WiFi network.
SURE Universal Remote Control
SURE is another very good solution that we can use to manage our Smart TV through our smartphone. This application is very simple to use, since we will only have to install it and search for the device we want to control with the mobile.
The application is quite complete, since in fact it allows us to do streaming photos and videos from mobile to TV. With it we can also control other devices in our home such as air conditioning.
Universal control for TV
This application is one of those that offers greater compatibility with the various manufacturers of televisions on the market. Like the previous ones, using it is as simple as downloading it and searching for our TV among the full list of manufacturers in the application.
The app works both infrared and WiFi, so we won’t have any problems using it with our TV. The only “but” that we can put is that its operation can sometimes be a little embarrassed by the presence of advertising in the application.
Universal TV remote control
Universal TV Remote Control is one of the best we can find on iOS if we want to control our TV, regardless of the manufacturer. Its design allows us to have all kinds of buttons on the remote control, including shortcuts to streaming platforms like Netflix and Disney Plus.
Like the previous ones, what we will necessarily need to use the application will be that the iPhone and the Smart TV are on the same WiFi network, and this will in fact make we don’t need to be near the tv to be able to control it comfortably from the mobile.
Universal TV remote control
This iOS app doesn’t look as polished as the previous one, but it’s still a great alternative. It is compatible with a long list of TVstherefore we will not have much problem using our mobile as a universal remote control with them.
Like all the apps on this list, Universal TV Remote Control is completely free, but unfortunately it does include ads which can sometimes be excessive. Despite this, the app works great for its purpose, and you can use it on both your iPhone and iPad.