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How to convert your smartphone in to a remote control for your smart TV

Have you ever wondered how simple life would have become if you could control your smart TV with your mobile phone? Well, it is now possible.
Have you ever wondered how simple life would have become if you could control your smart TV with your mobile phone? Well, it is now possible. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Have you ever wondered how simple life would have become if you could control your smart TV with your mobile phone? Well, it is now possible.

Have you ever wondered how simple life would have become if you could control your smart TV with your mobile phone? Well, it is now possible. You can use your smartphone that has infrared (IR) blaster to work as a remote control for your smart TV with the help of an app.

Users of smartphones that have IR blaster can download a TV remote app and control not just their smart TV, but any device that receives IR signal or IR light beams such as set-top boxes, cable TV boxes, DVD, Blu-ray players, stereo equipment, air-conditioning system, projector, camera.

According to Google blog page, here's how you can make your smartphone work as a remote control for your smart TV.

For Android

- Download the Android TV Remote Control app on your smartphone from the Google Play Store

- Connect your Android phone and smart TV to the same Wi-Fi network

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