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Pit_Bull's avatar
New Contributor
6 years ago

Can I use my cell phone as the remote

I have the new contour remote but there doesn't seem to be an app to allow me to use my android phone as the remote.

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Honored Contributor III

    Does your Android have a built-in IR blaster?  They last I read, Android from Samsung, LG and HTC have built-in IR blasters to communicate directly with home theater components.

    If not, you'll need to connect an IR transmitter to your Android.  A transmitter could be an infrared blaster, dongle, WiFi/Bluetooth-to-IR converter, etc.

    If you can transmit IR signals...also the last I read...third-party universal remote apps, such as IR Universal Remote or Galaxy Universal Remote, might be worth researching.