If you own an Android device which has a built-in IR blaster, this means that you are blessed with the ability to control TVs and other devices which are usually controlled with infrared signals from a remote control.
Also see our article Best TV Remote Apps for Android
Having an IR blaster built in to your device means that you can potentially control a wide range of devices instead of having to rely on a standard remote to do so.
In terms of TVs, there are many popular manufacturers which will come to mind including Vizio. Vizio is one of the top HDTV manufacturers in America.
This means that there is a good chance that many of you reading this article own a Vizio TV. With your device’s IR blaster you actually have the ability to control your Vizio TV as long as you have a compatible app.
In this article we will be going through the best Vizio remote apps for Android so that you can take full advantage of your IR blaster and your Vizio TV!
1. Remote Control for Vizio TV
Install Remote Control for Vizio TV and you are on your way to controlling your Vizio TV with your Android device’s IR blaster.
You can choose in Settings to have your device vibrate whenever a virtual button is pressed. You can also set it to beep on pressing a button and even set your screen to be always on when the app was open.
VizRemote (TV remote control)
VizRemote is another take on an IR blaster app which gives you the ability to control your Vizio TV. You can set it to make your device vibrate when a button is pressed and/or beep. You can also set your screen to remain on all the time when the app is open.
3. TV Remote For Samsung
Although this article is geared towards Vizio Tvs, it is understandable that you may have multiple brands of TV in your household. TV Remote For Samsung allows you to control the following brands of TV
The features of the app are as follows:
- Power ON / OFF Control
- AV / TV
- Mute / Un-mute
- Channel Digits buttons
- Channel index and lists
- Volume Up Control
- Volume Down Control
- Channel Up Control
- Channel Down Control
- Menu Button with up / down and left / right Controls
- Red / Green / Blue / Yellow (Multiple purpose soft keys)
This is quite the useful app if you ask me.
4. Peel Smart Remote
Peel Smart Remote is quite the versatile app. In addition to your Vizio TV it allows you to control the following additional brands:
It can also control set-top boxes, DVD players, Apple TVs, audio systems, Roku boxes and various other home appliances which can be controlled with infrared remotes.
These apps offer you a level of convenience where you can use your phone and not have to go fishing for a remote.
Yes they let you control your Vizio TV but TV remote for Samsung goes a step further and lets you control multiple brands of TV.
Peel Smart Remote takes it even further, letting you control other entertainment equipment and even home appliances.