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How to turn your smartphone into a Smart TV remote

Learn how to control your TV and other appliances with your smartphone.

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If you’ve ever lost your TV remote you would know that the analogue button on your TV set can be quite tedious to operate. Luckily, you can use your smartphone as a Smart TV remote and never feel the need to use a regular remote again. Even if you do not have a Smart TV, your smartphone can control any appliance that is controlled by an infrared remote. Today, we show you how to turn your smartphone into a Smart TV remote.

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Here’s how you can turn your smartphone into a Smart TV remote.

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Step 1: Download the Universal TV remote app for your smartphone.

Step 2: Make sure your TV and smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network, then click on the WiFi option in the app.

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click on the WiFi option in the app.

Step 3: Select your TV model from the following list.

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Select your TV model from the following list.

Step 4: Once the TV and the smartphone are paired, you will be able to use the controls from your smartphone app.

Once the TV and the smartphone are paired, you will be able to use the controls from your smartphone app.

If your smartphone has an IR blaster, you can use an IR blaster app to control your TV. This works on regular TVs as well, which may not come with WiFi-connect functionality. You can even use the IR blaster to control other appliances that make use of an infrared remote.

If you use an Android Smart TV, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Install and open the Google TV app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Tap ‘Remote’ at the bottom right of your screen.

Step 3: Select ‘Scanning for Devices’.

Step 4: Choose your device.

Step 5: You can use your smartphone as your Android Smart TV remote once the devices have paired.

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Some manufacturers like Sony, LG, and Samsung have their own smartphone apps that give you remote access from your smartphone. The only requirement is that the TV and the smartphone need to be connected to the same WiFI network. For every device by a different manufacturer, you will need to download a different app. This is why a universal TV remote app mentioned earlier is more convenient to use.

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