Your iPhone Can Now Be A Universal TV Remote Control
Running TV remote control applications on phones and tablets isn’t a recent development. However, most widely used apps at the moment have limited features or don’t work efficiently.
Thankfully, new tweaks in remote applications now support brands such as Toshiba, Hitachi, Sharp, Samsung and LG.
Testing the iPhone Universal Remote Control
From consequent tests, here's what we found out. When you open the app for the first time, it searches and identifies every TV connected to your Wi-Fi network for easy pairing. From the different list of TVs, simply select yours and authorize the application on your device to function as its remote control. And if you wish to add more TVs to your list, you can do so in a matter of seconds. It turns out, you can control multiple TVs from your mobile device.
On the App Interface
There are navigation buttons much like the ones on normal TV remotes to course through the interface and features on the menu. Features such as volume control, channel toggle, mute, media playback shortcuts and access to home screen are all available.
When you click the three-dot icon, it reveals several other options such as list of channels, sleep timer and subtitles.
From gathered online experiences, the application (TV Remote”, created by Adam Foot) works to all expectations. However, it often witnesses a lag in latency (The time it takes for the T.V to respond to your clicks on the remote) when compared with traditional remote controls of certain Television sets.
As technology continues to merge the usage of TVs with phone devices, the iPhone company is integrating its phones with more TV brands. It may be only a matter of time before every TV brand is operated by TV remote apps installed on iPhones.