Your television remote control no longer works? No button governs your requests? You certainly never thought about it and yet today it is possible to turn an iPhone into a remote control for television. Here's a quick and easy way to set up the TV app for iOS..
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Thanks to a simple iOS application, iPhone users can now control their connected television (Smart TV) from their sofa. The only requirement is that your TV screen must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.
AnyMote universal remote control app
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No need for a remote control to control your TV, DVD or sound bar. The AnyMote universal remote control app for iPhone and iPad offers the ability to control a variety of connected devices through a user-friendly interface.
Setting up the AnyMote app for iOS
Before you start, you should know that the AnyMote application supports most major brands of televisions (Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Philipps, Sharp etc.). You don't need any external device to control them. They just need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your phone.
The AnyMote application is free but has a Pro mode at 7.99 euros to access premium features. It is also possible to configure macros to automate tasks.
- Download AnyMote from the App Store
- Launch the app on your iPhone or iPad
- Select the Control my Wi-Fi devices button at the bottom right of the window
- Select your television from the list
- AnyMote will attempt to locate your TV on your Wi-Fi network
The application will display the interface of a virtual remote control. The sound of the television can be controlled directly from the volume buttons of the iPhone. But the big advantage of the AnyMote application is to be able to control all of its devices from a single interface.
Be aware that most TV manufacturers like Samsung, Sony or LG have their own remote control app. These more or less intuitive tools allow you to control a TV without however offering as many features and customization possibilities.
More than just a TV remote control app, the AnyMote app lets you control most connected devices in your home. Another important detail, the voice control system offers the possibility of executing commands as is done with a personal assistant such as Alexa.