Use your phone as a remote control it is a very convenient practice, as it allows you to always have the necessary tool at hand to change channels and raise or lower the volume. This is possible for those who own a latest generation smartphone, such as a Samsung Galaxy, a iPhoneor a Huawei, for example.
Some devices have a dedicated app for the “remote control” function – like Apple TV Remote – others don’t. Those who don’t have one need not worry: it is possible to find and download very good apps from all digital stores.
How to have the remote control on your phone
Having the remote control on your phone is simple. To find out if you already have it, you need to take your smartphone and check the available applications. Some devices, especially the latest generation ones, have already integrated it into them. Generally the app is called “remote control” or something similar.
Those who do not have a smartphone with an app of this type inside can download it from their digital store (Apple store and Play Store). You can choose between various types of apps: those genericwhich can be suitable for all televisions, or a dedicated one for a certain type of brand (Samsung, LG, Apple TV, Akai, etc.).
Once you have downloaded the app you need to tune your phone to your TV using the Bluetooth, infrared or wi-fi connection, this depends on the device. Instructions are generally provided by the apps themselves, which guide the user step by step. Among the available apps you can find LG ThinQ, downloadable on both iPhone and Android, which can be used for all latest generation LG televisions; or Sure Universal TV Remote Controlwhich is instead generic.
How to use your phone as a remote control
Once you have chosen a suitable remote control for your television you need to tune it so that it works. The first thing to do is open the app you have chosen. If it is generic you will need to choose the brands and the model of the television with which the smartphone is tuning; otherwise, if it is an app from a specific brand, it is often sufficient to choose the model.
At this point it is necessary proceed by trial and error: a message should appear on the phone screen inviting the user to press a button, thanks to which sends a signal to the TV, to see if it responds or not. If the TV turns on or off, you can proceed further, confirming that you have succeeded establish a connectionotherwise you need to press “No” and try again.
Once the procedure is complete, you should see a real remote control on the phone screen. To verify that it works correctly you can turn on the TV and try to change the channel. The procedure does not take long: if there are no specific problems, a few minutes are enough to pair the two devices. However, if you are unable to do so, it is advisable to try changing apps or consult the instructions for your television.