Turn Your iPhone Into Remote Control For Your Smart TV

The iPhone can be a powerful gadget. Yeah, we’re talking about more than just a smartphone that connects you to people, websites, social networks, etc. It’s a powerhouse that can control the smart TV you’ve got.

iPhone as a remote control for your TV? Oh yeah. A lot of people use the iPhone as a remote for their television through Wi-Fi. You can use your smartphone to control your smart TV from anywhere in the Wi-Fi range. And with Apple TV, you can actually view all the content right from your iPhone and set the ball rolling.

Use Your iPhone as a Remote Control with These Apps

#1. Apple TV Remote

Apple TV Remote iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

If you are the part of Apple Ecosystem and own Apple TV, choose this remote control to get a more seamless experience.  Setting up the remote app is quite simple. Once you are done with the setting, you will fine-tune the app to control the set-top box based on your requirements.

As it works with Siri, you can ask the personal assistant to find something exciting to play or listen to. And yes, there is also a game mode to let you play the game with fun.

Price: Free

#2. Samsung Smart View

Samsung Smart View iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

Pick out Samsung’s  “Smart View” to get a more personalized experience. It offers you quick access to all of your apps so that you can get on top of them in a flash. It features an option to turn on the compatible TV in a standby mode.

However, what has grabbed my attention is the game mode that’s fully geared to spice up your gaming. Besides, it comes with an art mode to customize images to your best liking.

Price: Free

#3. Panasonic TV Remote 2

Panasonic TV Remote 2 iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

A ton of Panasonic television sets can be controlled using this app. The interface is clean and feels familiar right from the word go. Among several impressive features, the one that I have found a very user-friendly is the option to transfer pics from your iOS device to the TV or vice-versa.

The Panasonic TV Remote 2 remote isn’t all that popular among Panasonic users but I think a little tweaking and tinkering gets things working.

Price: Free

#4. Philips MyRemote

Philips MyRemote iPhone App Screenshot

This one doesn’t have a lot of good reviews about it but if you own a Philips Smart LED TV, give this app a try. It works with a lot of Philips devices, and the interface is simplified and clean.

You can type in text and fine-tune volume as comfortably as you want. Besides, the option of streaming music or videos from the iOS device to the TV works fine. The compatibility with multiple languages makes it a handy choice.

Price: Free

#5. Android TV

Android TV iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

For controlling your Android TV right from your iPhone, this remote app is up to the task. What makes it a handy tool is the neat Interface and touchpad gestures that make it pretty simple to handle your TV.

You can easily enter text with the software keyboard. Just in case you don’t enjoy typing, there is also an option to search using voice commands.

Relish multiplayer games? It offers you to connect multiple remotes to your Android TV for a fascinating multiplayer gaming experience.

Price: Free

#6. AnyMote

AnyMote Smart Universal Remote iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

What seals the deal in favor of “AnyMote” is the versatility. With this app at your disposal, you can effortlessly control several devices including TV, DVD or BluRay Player, Set Top Box, Audio System, Air Conditioning, Media Player and more right from your iOS device.

One notable feature of this app is that it allows you to create commands for all of your devices. Hence, controlling them becomes dead simple. You can also set commands to be executed based on the time of the day. For instance, if you enjoy watching comedy flicks in the evening, you will be able to set the app for it.

Price: Free

#7. Sonymote

Sonymote iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

If you have Sony TV, you shouldn’t look beyond “Sonymote.” The app features intuitive user-interface and is easy-to-use. Besides, it doesn’t require any settings.

Sonymote has the support for several languages including English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, and more. The free version of the app comes with ads. And if you want to have an uninterrupted experience, you will need to switch to the premium ($5.99) version.

Price: Free

#8. RemoteMaster

RemoteMaster iPhone App Screenshot

I don’t like keeping remotes for each one of my devices and that’s the reason why I have always found “RemoteMaster” a good option. With the support for as many as 6,000 brands and more than 200,000 devices, this remote app has you fully covered.

To be more precise, you can use RemoteMaster to control 14 types of devices such as STB, TV, A/C, DVD, Projector, Internet Box, Fan, Light, Sound, and more. However, there are a couple of things that I would want to see in this app: the intuitive interface and a bit more consistent performance.

Price: Free

#9. Universal remote tv smart

Universal remote tv smart iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

This is yet another universal remote control app that I have included in this lineup. With three and a half stars out of hundreds of customer ratings and ranked as the 60th position in the Utilities category, it shouldn’t disappoint you.

Talking about the UI, it seems to be on point. It makes it quite simple to adjust volume and switch channels. There is also a navigation pad to let you control the TV with ease.

One important thing worth noting is that you will have to upgrade to the pro version ($4.99) if you want to use it without any ads.

Price: Free

And that’s it, folks!

Your finest remote app for iOS?

Now that you have glanced through top remote control apps for iOS, let me know about the ones that seem ideal for your requirements. And also tell us about the features you want to see in every such app.

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.


  1. Hello I’m looking for information about using my Samsung smart tv as a 2nd Samsung smart tv as a 2nd monitor with my iPhone 6 and my laptop.

    A work colleague mentioned that he uses the wifi through his phone – he has a
    Blackberry and is able to connect his cell, wifi and tv combined. Another college mentioned chromecast but would prefer using wifi if possible.


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