There will be a lot of devices in your house that need a remote to operate. The special thing is that instead of using many remote, you can take help of smartphone to do this. With the help of a smartphone, you will be able to remotely control home TV, AC and other appliances and the method is very easy.
Smartphones have become the need of everyone nowadays and the features found in them make every other task easier. If you want, you can also use your smartphone as a remote. IR blaster is given in many premium smartphones, while Xiaomi gives this hardware sensor to users even in mid-range smartphones. With its help, you can use the phone as a remote. There are some ways you can use it even if there is no IR blaster in the phone.
If your smartphone has an IR blaster, then the task becomes easy. This hardware looks like a small black dot on the topmost part of the smartphone. You can also check whether the phone has IR blaster by downloading remote apps in the phone. It is available in the Xiaomi Redmi series phones and Mi Remote app is also given.
After opening such remote apps, you get options from TV to AC. You have to select the front facing device to setup the remote and try some controls, once the controls start working then you can add the remote. The special thing is that for many devices you will be able to add remote in a single app.
If your smartphone does not have an IR blaster but has a smart TV or smart AC at home, then they can also be controlled with the help of an app. Many brands also launch supported apps with their TVs or ACs. These apps provide full control over the device with the help of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or internet connection and no IR blaster is required for this.
There is a way that you can remotely control other devices even if the smartphone does not have IR blaster. For this you can take the help of hardware devices like display adapter, with the help of this, from videos to pictures and other content can be cast on TV. In this way, you will also be able to see the activity being controlled on the phone on TV. Many such hardware can be purchased online, with the help of which the rest of the supported devices can be controlled from the phone.
Control TV, set-top box and AC from your phone, easy way
4/ 5Oleh Mohd Shahwan