How To Turn An Android Into A Universal Remote Control Smart IR Remote - AnyMote vs ASmart Remote IR vs IR Universal Remote WiFi ... and 5 more
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There are a few good Android apps that will convert your phone into a universal remote, but that's not the only thing you'll need. For your Android to properly talk to your devices, you'll need to install an IR blaster. This will allow your smartphone to send signals to your devices properly.
App 1: Smart IR Remote - AnyMote
Apparently, one of the best universal remotes around, the AnyMote app, can control over 800,000 different devices, even that old DVD player you might have as part of your home theater. The one drawback is that this app will not work on Sony smartphones. This app is not free, and last I checked it was $6.99. You can also connect AnyMote to your WiFi and use it as a:
- Sonos remote
- Samsung Smart TV remote
- Sharp Smart TV remote
- Philips Smart TV remote
- LIFX and Philips Hue remote
- Kodi / XBMC remote
- VLC remote
- Roku remote
- Boxer remote
- Amazon Fire TV remote
- Yamaha & Denon AVR remote
- Amiko A3 remote
App 2: ASmart Remote IR
Another good free mobile app is the ASmart Remote IR. This app will control all your home theater components, such as streaming boxes, Blue-Ray player, TV and projector. This app will work on the following:
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy Note3
- Samsung Galaxy Mega
- Samsung Galaxy Zoom
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (with IR)
- HTC One M7
- HTC One M8
- HTC One MAX
App 3: IR Universal Remote WiFi
This IR Universal Remote app is able to function with or without an IR blaster installed on your Android. Instead of the IR necessity, this app will connect to your WiFi and control any connected devices. This app can control Chromecast, Xbox One, Fire TV, LG TV, Roku and Android TV. It now supports over 1,000,000 devices. There are many devices that you can install this on such as: Note3, Note4, Note Edge, Note 10.1, Note 8.0, Tab 3, Tab S, Tab Pro, Huawei Honor 6, LG G3, G4, HTC One M7, M8, M9, Samsung Galaxy Note3, S4, S5, S6 and Mega. Televisions that are compatible include the following:
App 4: Easy Universal TV Remote
This simple remote app for Android can control your television by either the IR Blaster in your phone, or WiFi. Ready to work with TVs such as: LG TV, Samsung TV, Sony TV, VISIO TV, Panasonic TV, Sharp TV.
- 1Download & Install App.Advertisement
- 2Go to Settings.Advertisement
- 3Select between IR port, IR Blaster or WiFi.If you want to use the WiFi option, just enter the IP address.
- 4Choose the brand of TV.If you chose WiFi in the previous step, your TV will need to be connected to that same WiFi.
App 5: Universal TV Remote Control
The Universal TV Remote Control Android app works with Samsung, LG, Panasonic, PHILIPS, SHARP and Sony. Some of the features available with this remote:
- Power ON/OFF
- Channel Up
- Channel Down
- Volume Up
- Volume Down
- Red/Green/Blue/Yellow buttons
- Menu Buttons (up/down and left/right)
App 6: Remote Control for TV
This remote control app uses the IR blaster in your smartphone and will work with Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV, as well as others. Currently, this app will work with over 220,000 home theater components. There is a Pro version of this app that will give you even more powerful functionality.
App 7: Super TV Remote Control
This Android app from Androcia claims to support almost 90% of the televisions on the market in 2014. It can connect with your TV through the phone's built-in IR Blaster, or it can connect to the same WiFi that your TV is connected to. The following TVs are controllable by this app: Vizio, LG, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and Panasonic.
App 8: Remote Control Universal TV
EnergyJakob created this app to control most of the popular TVs including: LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, Panasonic and Sharp.
- 1Download & Install App.Make sure your Android device is connected to your WiFi.
- 2Connect Your TV.Your TV needs to be on the same WiFi your Android is connected to.
- 3Run App.
- 4Select TV Model.The app creator is adding new TVs as the come out.Advertisement
Questions and Answers
I've downloaded universal TV remote for Sony TV, but it requires that I need the application IR blaster to operate from LAVA ATom 2x Mobile?
I have downloaded universal TV remote for Sony TV, but it require that I need the application IR blaster to operate from LAVA ATom 2x Mobile. I have tried: I have downloaded universal TV remote for Sony TV.
To have the IR blaster capability, you will need to purchase an add on blaster. For your particular phone, you should be able to buy the PTron Smart i2L IR Remote Controller 3.5mm Mini Pocket IR Blaster. This, plus the App you downloaded, will give you the functionality you are looking for.
Does Smart IR Remote - AnyMote work with Sony phones?
I have a Sony phone and was wondering if the Smart IR Remote - AnyMote will work with it.
Unfortunately, no, the Smart IR Remote - AnyMote does not work on Sony phones. It also does not work on Huawei or Vizio phones. As for LG phones and tablets, it is only compatible with the G3 and the G4 (still beta). It is not compatible with the LG G3 A or LG G3 S.
Categories : Home Theater
Recent edits by: Nuance, acharjya, Anonymous