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If you’re looking for an app for your TV remote on Android, you can check out some of the apps we recommend below.

1. Google Home

Coming in first, Google Home is an app that also includes an official TV remote feature, developed by Google Inc. This app doesn’t use an IR blaster to control the channels on the TV, but rather with a special device also called a Chromecast.

This app allows you to stream Hulu, Youtube, and Netflix to your television. Google Home also allows you to adjust the volume as well as play and pause television broadcasts.

Interestingly, this application is not only compatible on Android devices, but can also be used on iPhone and iPad. With Google Home, you can also search for movies, actors, and TV shows that you like. Because Google Home is an official application, it has been downloaded 50 million times.

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2. Android TV Remote Control

Android TV Remote Control is also one of the apps created by Google LLC. As the name implies, this application is specifically for controlling TV via your Android phone. Well, how to use it is very easy, you only need to connect this application to your smart TV.

In addition to how easy it is to use, Android TV Remote Control is also equipped with several interesting features. On Android TV Remote Control, there is a feature where you can search for TV channels by voice. So, you just need to talk through the app and automatically, Android TV Remote Control will find the channel for you. Easy,  right?

3. Remote Control For All TV & Smart TV

Although this application does not have the feature of searching for TV channels through voice, Remote Control For All TV & Smart TV is also worth trying as TV remote. The reason is, that this application is even simpler because you can control it like a regular TV remote. In this application there are features to adjust the volume, change the TV channel, on/off button, and much more.

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Oh yes,  if you use the Remote Control For All TV & Smart TV application, make sure that you have a  smart TV  with Samsung, TOSHIBA, FUJITSU, LG, Hair, Panasonic, PHILIPS, SHARP, and SONY brands, yes. If the TV brand you have is not on the list or you cannot use this application, you can request an update from the application developer.

4. Universal TV Remote Control

Having a simple interface makes this Universal TV Remote Control one of the most popular Android TV remote applications for Android users. Universal TV Remote Control can be a substitute for remote control to change television channels, adjust volume, and perform standard features that are usually found on an original TV remote.

Unfortunately, this application is not compatible with all brands and television series sold in the market. So you should try this app first. However, if these apps work well, Universal TV Remote Control can be an easy-to-use replacement for TV remotes.

5. Mi Remote controller

In addition to Google, Xiaomi is also developing a remote application where users can use the  Mi Remote controller as a TV remote. However, the condition for you to be able to use the application, make sure that the TV used is a  smart TV  that has WiFi access. If not, then this Mi Remote controller cannot be used for your TV.


Some smart TV brands that are definitely compatible with this application are Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Haier, Videocon, Micromax, Onida, and others. Oh yes,  this application is not just for TV remotes, because this application can also be used as a DVD remote, projector, even camera.

6. Remote Control for TV

As the name implies, this application can control the TV from an Android phone. You can use it on any brand of TV, such as LG, Sony, Panasonic, and many more. In addition to supporting many TV brands, this application can also be used for older TVs, you know. In addition, this application claims that Remote Control for TV is compatible with more than 220,000  home theater devices! Want to try?

7. Smart IR Remote

As the name suggests, this Smart IR Remote can indeed be said to be a ‘smart’ remote. Not only can it be used to change television channels , this application is also capable of sending infrared signals to Set Top Boxes, DVD Players, BlueRays, and AC. In other words, this application is able to manage various electronic devices simultaneously.

Smart IR Remote can be installed on Samsung and HTC smartphones. However, if you are using a Huawei, Vizio, or Sony smartphone, then you cannot install this application. On LG devices, Smart IR Remote can only work on G3 and G4 only.

This application made by Color Tiger has received a very positive response from Android users. This positive response can be seen from the comments of Android users on the Google Play Store. Smart IR Remote can be downloaded on your Android device, but you have to buy the app for IDR 91,000.

8. Universal TV Remote – Twine

Twine is a  developer who develops applications for Android TV remotes with a simple interface. Like other similar apps, Universal TV Remote can be downloaded on a number of Android devices. However, this application has almost the same problem as some other remote applications, namely that it is a little difficult to adjust the television volume.

If you’re traveling and staying at a hotel but don’t find the TV remote there, Universal TV Remote can be a very helpful solution to switch  TV channels easily without the need to press a button on the television set.

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By Lucas Cleto

Psychology student and technology enthusiast, I have some websites in this niche and I always try to bring the most useful and reliable information possible