Do you know that your smartphone can do way more than sending and receiving text messages, making phone calls, and surfing the internet?
Beyond the basics, your iOS enabled devices can actually control your smart TVs and it comes in handy when your analogue remote is out of battery or appears to have gone misisng in your apartment.
There are many applications on the app store that can help you control your television with ease.
Gadgets Africa lists five top TV remote control apps available in iOS devices below.
Sure Universal Remote
This is one of the best universal remote apps. It has both the infrared and Wi-Fi features of smart devices. Sure Universal remote comes with Amazon Alexa built into it, and you can control your smart home. On the app store, it has over 5 million downloads.
Harmony remote app
This is one of the best universal remote apps for your iOS device. It allows you to control your television, the same way you can with your physical remotes.
The Harmony remote is compatible with most Smart TVs and can also be used to control Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and most other streaming set-top boxes. Harmony currently has 1M+ downloads on the apple store
Apple TV remote app
The Apple TV Remote app is a good companion to Apple TV. It works with your iPhone or iPad and lets you control Apple TV. It also has a keyboard that you can use to enter text when searching for content. The App Store has over one million downloads of Apple TV.
TVmote is a remote created by iOS app developer Jorge Miguel. TVmote supports most televisions. It’s a solid remote app for smart televisions. It supports the control of your television to perform various functions like volume control and change of channels.
It supports Google’s Chromecast, Roku devices, and other smart TVs. TVmote has more than one million downloads on the app store.
Universal Remote TV Smart
You can use this app to control TV models like; Samsung, LG, Sony, Philips, Panasonic, Hitachi, and other televisions.
You can use Universal Remote TV Smart to perform functions like; changing the volume of your TV, changing the channels, playing or pausing video or audio, powering on/off, and accessing settings menus and other on-screen features. It currently has 1M+ downloads on the app store.