What app for Android uses IR to act as TV remote?

Hitesh Nair December 13, 2012
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Is there an app (preferably for Android) that uses IR to act as TV remote?

  1. agui
    May 15, 2013 at 8:12 am

    mRemote can do it, but you need to purchas a mremote transmiter. APK LINK https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mdeveloper.mremote

  2. Hitesh Nair
    March 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Thanks Guys! Found it out... Resolved ..........

    • charlo
      May 29, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Please share..

  3. tim
    December 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    everybody is stoopid! Samsung tablets include IR blasters and universal remote apps! not to mention the play store is full of IR apps!

  4. Jack Giebel
    December 16, 2012 at 5:16 am

    This would do the trick: http://www.irdroid.com/

  5. Alex Perkins
    December 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I don't know about IR as phones don't normally have that, if your TV is networked (Smart TV) then you can use apps that control the TV over the network. I use my phone with an app called SAMSUNG Remote for my SAMSUNG TV that is plugged into the network via an Ethernet cable.

  6. Vishal Srivastava
    December 14, 2012 at 5:57 am

    None of the tablets or Smartphones have Infrared LEDs in them. The best you can do is either connect to your TV via a WIFI or get and Arduino or similar Microcontroller, join an IR LED and Bluetooth to it and use your Android's Bluetooth to control the Arduino.

    • Petr Fink
      April 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      You're wrong... samsung note 8 (5100) has infrared sender now

    • Vishal Srivastava
      April 29, 2013 at 1:28 am

      Well, then I can't respond. We only have Note 2 released till now in India.

    • Pepsi
      May 9, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      Samsung Galaxy S4 have IR-led..!!

    • JC
      May 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      The HTC ONE has IR

  7. Declan Lopez
    December 14, 2012 at 2:31 am

    if you have a smart tv you can get an app that uses wifi to connect to your tv, but you will need to get a device or adapter with an IR blaster for any other tv

    • Pepsi
      May 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      The question was about remote apps working via IR and NOT wifi! The most apps out there requires aditional hardware devices to work.!
      Many phones have now an build-in IR-led, Fx the Samsung Galaxy S4!
      Does anyone know about apps that can do the job using the internal IR led..? No wifi, no aditional hardware.. JUST the internal IR-led..!!

  8. Ahmed Musani
    December 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    you need infrared fot that on your phone.

  9. ha14
    December 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm
  10. DalSan
    December 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Unless your device has an IR transmitter, the IR apps will not work. Few devices, including Vizio tablets and some Sony tablets, include what is called an IR-Blaster which allows for using the device as a universal remote. Otherwise, networked devices may be able to have apps that can control them, like DirecTV whole home DVR recievers. I know that Apple devices have IR blaster accessories you can purchase to use them as universal remotes, but haven't seen any for android devices.

  11. Junil Maharjan
    December 13, 2012 at 5:31 am

    There are TV specific apps as well from sony, samsung and so but don't know about IR.

  12. Sashritha Peiris
    December 13, 2012 at 3:21 am

    I don't think any tablets have an IR transmitter on them

    • Barry Pryde
      March 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Galaxy TAB 2 does.

    • fytos
      May 22, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Tablet Samsung N8010 has infrared which is why I'm reading this!
      Sashritha Peiris chec it out!

  13. Rajaa Chowdhury
    December 13, 2012 at 2:53 am
  14. Roshin idi
    December 13, 2012 at 1:35 am

    There are TV remote but none that uses IR

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