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.
A universal option
But if none of these options suits you or you find them difficult to use (some are), you can always opt for one of the best rated applications in this chapter.
Is called SURE Universal Remote.
The good news is that this app allows you to link many more devices than television.
The air conditioning, sound system, security cameras or cable TV have no secrets for this.
Not surprisingly, the app claims to be compatible with thousands of devices.
And it’s thanks to infrared port that have many models of Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei or LG cell phones incorporated.
It is free with ads, but if you want to avoid them but there is the option to pay US $ 2.64 a year.
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