Although it is an implementation that we no longer see as much as before, there are not a few manufacturers that continue to introduce the infrared sensor on your mobiles. The Xiaomi Mi A3 is an example. The idea of this small component is to be able to control all the appliances in our house from a single device and, although most brands introduce their own applications, it is worth knowing some alternatives.
So, we have browsed Google Play to collect the best remote control apps. All of them are completely free and can be downloaded from the Android application store, so you only need to have a compatible mobile. With that said, we started.
The first application that concerns us is Mi Remote, which, indeed, has been developed by Xiaomi. It is compatible with any device and allows you to control the televisions of the main manufacturers, see Samsung, Sony or LG. You can also control air conditioning, Blu-Ray players or projectors. Simply put, anything with an infrared sensor can be controlled with the Mi Remote.
If your mobile does not have an infrared sensor, you can always use it to control My TV, set-top boxes and any smart TV that supports standard protocols over WiFi. It has over 10 million downloads, a 4.1 star rating, and not a single ad.
Peel Universal Smart TV Remote
Peel is one of the best known, to the point that it is in number 2 of the top of applications for the house and home. Like the previous one, it allows you to control televisions, streaming devices such as Chromecast or Apple TV, projectors and other devices that can be found in homes.
Peel Universal Smart TV
SURE Universal Remote
SURE has a very nice interface and, of course, it is compatible with all the devices you want, from televisions to air conditioners. In addition, it allows streaming content from mobile phones to smart TVs. It is completely free and, although it has a premium version, it is not necessary for basic use.
Sure Universal Remote
Remote control for TV
Although it does not have the most pleasant design, this application accumulates 10 million downloads to his credit and a score higher than four stars. It is as simple as choosing your model from the list that is available and waiting for the commands to load. One thing to note is that it has vibration feedback, which will help you know if you are hitting the key well or not, but you can turn it off if you don’t like it.
Remote control for TV
Something similar to the previous one happens to IRplus. It does not have the best designed interface, but its options are very varied. Have many compatible models and the developer is constantly adding more. In fact, if you can’t find yours, it asks you to send it the model so that it can implement it in the database.
AnyMote Universal Remote
Another really popular remote control app on Google Play is AnyMote. It has more than 10 million downloads and a four-star rating based on 48,000 reviews. It’s compatible with cameras, DVD players, televisions and any device you have at home. In addition, it allows you to create macros to simplify options and rearrange buttons.