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Mobile | Smartphones | How to turn your Android phone into a remote control for television (and other devices) | Technology and science | Mobile

Mobile | Smartphones | How to turn your Android phone into a remote control for television (and other devices) | Technology and science | Mobile

Turning your cell phone or tablet into a remote control for television is one of those not-so-known features that, however, can make your life easier.

In BBC Mundo we explore several applications and ways to change the channel with your smartphone and without leaving your seat.

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The first thing you need, whatever app you choose, is to link your phone to the same wifi that television and turn on the bluethooth.

Do not worry if yours is not a SmartTV And it's not connected to the internet. You can still change channels.

Android TV Remote Control, the application launched by Google for its own operating system, seems the most natural choice.

But many of the users who have tried it complain that the volume cannot be increased or that it does not have a button to turn off and on.

The truth is that you can use to switch between streaming platforms, move forward or backward the series you are watching or pause the movie.

It is an option basic and free.

Once the app is downloaded, it will show you the devices that you can link.

The brand of your television

However, the simplest is to look at the brand of your TV and download the manufacturer's own application.

The Samsung televisions they can be controlled with an application called SmartThings and those of LG with LG TV Plus.

If yours is a Sony, look for SideView in the Google Play store.

TVRemote is for Philips TVs and Panasonic TV Remote for this brand.