TV Remote Apps: The Complete List (2017)

In this section, we shall explore TV remote Apps. We all know that TV remote is a handy gadget that helps us to access our Television easily. But, due to several reasons, we will not be able to use the remote control. Few situations are a weak battery, lost remote, broken remote. The common solution is to approach the service center and get a new remote or compatible remote. But, there is a better solution for it. It is the option to find and install a mobile app on your device. The applications are not available for all TV’s. However, maximum Smart TV’s has the option.

TV Remote Apps: List of TV Manufacturers

The Televisions are manufactured by many companies. Few of them are Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Vizio, Toshiba, Sharp, Philips, Mitsubishi, Hisense, Sanyo, Hitachi, TCLLG Smart TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Android TV and Apple TV.

How TV Remote Works?

Any TV remote is designed with a common goal to change the channel without physically reaching out to the TV stand or table. Due to the discovery of remote, we can switch to a different program when a commercial ad is played. The programs that the brand broadcasting are controlled by the communication between infrared rays and sensors on the televisions.

How TV Remote App Works?

Older TV remotes work with the concept called IR blaster. The same technology is embedded in few of the recent mobiles. Few of the mobile apps works with the Wi-Fi feature. If the TV and remote are connected to same Wi-Fi network, you can turn your android phone into a universal remote.

List of TV Remote Apps

We shall discuss the list of TV remote apps for android and iPhones.

TV Remote Apps for Android

  1. Anymote Universal Remote (Smart IR Remote)
  2. Google Cast (Chromecast)
  3. Roku
  4. SURE Universal Remote
  5. Twinone IR Remote
  6. Unified Remote
  7. Xbox
  8. Yatse

TV Remote Apps for iPhone

  1. Peel Smart Remote
  2. Dijit
  3. iRule
  4. RedEye
  5. Zmart
  6. Roku

Please watch the youtube video that gives you an idea about using a smartphone as TV remote:

Hope the TV Remote Apps listed above for android and iPhone are helpful to you. Have you tried a different app that helped you? Please share your experience.


Amudhakumar is a passionate blogger and writes for He graduated from Sainik school and holds a Bachler’s Degree in computer science. Holds 6 years of experience in leading MNC’s like Accenture, CSS Corp, and Amazon India.

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