Have you always have that problem of losing your TV remote controller when you need it? It is somewhere in your living room, but you could not find it after an intensive search. With the TV nowadays have become smarter and more connected to the internet, losing your TV remote control would someday be the thing of the past.
This is because you can now use your iPhone as a TV remote controller. With certain apps and also settings, you can use your iPhone to change channels easily, increase volume and much more for your Smart TV.
Here are the steps on how you can use your iPhone as a TV remote controller.
1. IPHONE AS REMOTE CONTROLLER FOR APPLE TV
Here are the steps on how you use your iPhone as a remote controller for Apple TV
Open your iPhone and go to Settings
In the Settings, tap at the “Control Centre.”
In the Control Centre settings, tap “Customise Controls.”
In the Customise Controls, add “Apple TV Remote.”
In your home screen, swipe up to open the Control Centre. Tap the Apple TV icon there
Your Apple TV remote control will be launch. Make sure your iPhone is on the same Wi-fi network as your Apple TV.
2. IPHONE AS REMOTE CONTROLLER FOR ANDROID TV
Here are the steps on how to use your iPhone as a remote controller for Android TV
Open your iPhone and go to “App Store.”
Search for Android TV app and download it. It is free of charge. After the download, tap the Android TV icon
Connect your iPhone with the same Wi-Fi network as your Android TV
You can then remotely change Android TV channel using your iPhone
3. IPHONE AS REMOTE CONTROLLER FOR SMART TV
For iPhone users who do not have Apple TV nor Android TV, but have other Smart TV brands can also use their iPhone as a TV remote controller. Here are the apps that you can download from the app store for four major Smart TV brands for the market currently.
For LG Smart TV
Go to App Store. Search and download “LG TV Remote” app
For Panasonic Smart TV
Go to App Store. Search and download Panasonic TV Remote app
For Sony Smart TV
Go to App Store. Search and download the Sonymote app
For Samsung Smart TV
Go to App Store. Search and download the SamRemote app
However, you can save all the trouble of using your iPhone as remote when you can purchase the original Apple TV Siri Remote here. (This is an affiliate link. I may get a small commission if you purchase the item using this text and image link as shown here).
So, there you have it, three simple ways how you can transform your iPhone into an effective TV remote controller and never have to worry about losing your remote controller ever again. Please leave us a comment below on how often you lose your TV remote controller.
Please also read our previous article on how to watch TV on iPhone or iPad.