Thanks to the Internet of Things, were getting closer to being able to control just about any household appliance from a single device. Were not quite at that moment yet, but numerous apps out there that can help you turn your Android smartphone into a remote control for your TV, PC, media center and a variety of smart appliances. Check out this collection of Android remote control apps for the couch potato in you.
The Android TV Remote serves as a generic universal remote for Android TVs, providing basic D-Pad, touchpad and gamepad controls for navigating your Android TVs interface. The app also includes support for voice controls, as well as the use of your phone or tablets virtual keyboard to input text. The app connects to your Android TV through your local network, or through Bluetooth.
Amazons Fire TV set top box is a pretty neat video streaming device, especially if youre running with a Prime account. While the Fire TV box already comes with a WiFi-capable remote, you can take things to the next level with theAmazon Fire TV Remote app, which copies the functions of the handheld remote, turning your touchscreen into a navigation pane, complete with playback controls, a virtual keyboard, and voice command support.
The Peel Smart Remote app tries to do one better than other TV Remote apps by being both a replacement for a TV remoteandapersonalized TV guide app. Input your cable provider and/or zip code to bring up a list of upcoming broadcasts and mark your favorite shows, your guilty pleasures and shows you dont want to see. The app learns from your selections, creating personalized suggestions, as well as reminders of upcoming screentimes. Unfortunately, the remote control features require an IR blaster such as that on the Galaxy tablets, making it incompatible with numerous Android devices.
If youve got an IR blaster mounted inside your smartphone (HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G3), tryAnymote. This little app turns your blaster-equipped smartphone into a universal remote for a wide variety of appliances, from TVs, set top boxes, DVD players or just about any device that accepts IR commands. The app has a lot of cool features, such as the ability to create custom remotes that bring together commands from different devices into a single screen (for example, turning on your TV, DVD player and sound system on with a single tap) and the ability to create custom macros. The app can also function as a WiFi remote for a variety of devices and apps, such as Sonos speakers, the Kodi media center, or VLC.
TwinonesUniversal TV Remoteis another IR blaster-based universal remote control app, allowing you to control everything from TVs to set-top boxes, with numerous presets from popular TV brands and cable boxes. Users can configure each remotes layout and button colors, and the remote is free and ad-supported with a small strip of banner ads.
You dont need a Xiaomi phone to take advantage of theMi Remoteapp which is good since Xiaomi phones arent on sale in the US. But Mi Remote will work with almost any phone with a built-in IR blaster, whether youre packing a Samsung, HTC, or Huawei device. Mi Remote is a multi-purpose IR remote app, compatible with a wide variety of IR-controlled devices, such as TVs, air conditioners, set top boxes, DVRs, projectors, and digital cameras. You can even use the app as a remote control for smart TVs that accept commands over standard Wi-Fi protocols.
IR Universal Remoteturns your IR blaster-equipped smartphone into a universal remote for a variety of devices, such as TVs, set top boxes, DVD players and air conditioners. The free version of the app comes with a variety of pre-built remote control templates, as well as create a single custom remote control that you can save. Unlocking the full version of the app removes advertisements, unlocks the ability to create multiple custom remotes which you can share with other users (or download other custom remote setups), as well as create widgets.
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Theres also Command Fusion – not free
These two are exceptionally customizable.
There is application has name Vicario in Google Play. It is an Android application that provides remote access to your device.
In other words, you write a mail with commands for the app and the app performs them in the specified sequence.
Im looking for a app that i can use on my android to control my rc helicopter with. Am i out of luck or can you recommend a link??
There is new App on Apple Store. Switch ME is the name of App. I have tried it. It is great.
Has anyopne experince with this app.
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