Nearly all electronic gadgets and appliances can be controlled by a remote control today. Everything you need is just one tap away, from TV sets to DVD players. But what if you could control your electronic gadgets seamlessly via your Android Smartphone?
We have good news for you. We are going to show you some best apps that you can use on your smartphone as a TV, Air Conditioner, DVD, etc universal remote! How does it work? Just download below-listed apps on your Android phone from the Google Play Store and you’re good to go!
Though there are hundreds of apps available in the Google Play Store, we have picked out the best ones for you. Here comes the list:
Peel Universal Remote App (Best for Samsung Smart TV)
The Peel Universal Remote app is the best android app when it comes to using your Android smartphone as a universal remote. It can be controlled by almost any smartphone running on Android and also can control a wide range of electronic devices.
Many smartphones which have an IR blaster hardware inbuilt, can seamlessly enjoy the benefits and functions of the Peel smart remote. You can enable the widget for your most used devices and control them from the widget itself.
It keeps the channel guide in your hand and shows the latest clips, trailers and other videos directly from the Video section. It has been downloaded more than 100 million times. It also offers connectivity via Wi-Fi or other wireless networks, if the gadgets are connected to the same network.
SURE Universal Smart TV Remote Control
This application has received various awards and accolades for being the best Universal Remote for smartphones. It also works as a casting app where you can enjoy your favorite media files on your Smart TV.
It also offers an in-built voice command function to seamlessly control all your connected devices. The SURE media player is also a convenient way to play media files inside the app which supports all the major Audio/Video formats.
It works using both the IR blaster and the Wi-Fi connection. It is also the best Universal Remote application which is rated 4.3/5 by the users in the Google Play Store.
AnyMote Universal Remote (Best for LG Smart TV)
This is probably an app which does not support the Sony or the Huawei Android Smartphones. But as far as other manufacturers go this device works flawlessly. This is the best Universal Remote app if your smartphone offers an IR blaster.
It can connect to a wide range of electronic gadgets including setup boxes, Blu-ray, ACs, DSLR cameras, etc. You can also create custom settings where buttons of different devices are combined in a single remote.
It is so flexible that it also works on Custom ROMs. It also works with Wi-Fi connected devices and has more added features under the paid version. Overall, a good application with the benefit of controlling more than one device at a time.
Mi Remote Controller (Best App for Mi and Sony TVs)
Like all other products that Xiaomi offers, this application offers compatibility to a wide range of Android phones from Samsung, Huawei, Sony, LG, and others. It has one of the best user interfaces for a Universal Remote application without any ads or any clutter.
It also works with Sony TV sets and other branded Smart TVs. This device, like other apps on the list, works great with smartphones having IR Blaster or Wi-Fi.
It can control different devices and equipment, including TV sets, set-top boxes, air conditioning, and digital cameras. You can also combine the Mi Remote Controller with smart TVs by using your Wi-Fi network, which is the best option for most smartphone users.
ZaZa Universal TV Remote
Like all the other apps, this remote-control application also uses an IR transmitter for connecting different devices with integrated IR hardware. Most compatible smartphones are Samsung, HTC, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Motorola phones.
It offers a wide range of devices of almost 80,000+ plus branded appliances which can be controlled via this application.
Your TV, DVD player, air conditioner and set-top box can be controlled by ZaZa Universal TV Remote. If in any case, you do not have an IR emitter on your smartphone, ZaZa provides a DIY remote accessory.
The DIY IR-Function allows users to configure the devices as they like so that the app interface can be customized. This app is also helpful for developers.
Most of the apps listed here might have compatibility issues with different brands of Smart TVs or electronic gadgets. We advise you to please check the compatibility before installing any of the above-listed applications.