I know most of us are already tired of coming back from somewhere to search for our television remote controller. It is never an easy thing especially when we have kids at home who may use it as toy to play. People that are mostly affected by this are those ones that can't operate their electronics without remote controller because it might not have buttons or probably the buttons may be faulty. I will write below comprehensively about all the steps to be taken to execute this.
1. IR blaster: By now IR blaster is no longer new to us as some latest phones like LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S6 and many others comes with that feature. The same infrared tech that your old TV remote uses to communicate with your TV. If your phone has an IR blaster, download a TV-remote app like Anymote Smart Remote. Not only can it control your TV, but also any device that receives an IR signal—set-top boxes, DVD and Blu-ray players, stereo equipment and even some air-conditioning systems.
2. Manufacturer app
Today’s Smart TVs have accompanying manufacturer apps. Samsung Smart TVs, for example, are compatible with the Samsung TV Remote App. The app allows your device and television to communicate over your Wi-Fi network. Chances are if you have a Smart TV, there’s an app that’ll turn your device into a remote.
3. Get the hardware
If your phone doesn’t have an IR blaster, you’re not out of luck. If you don’t need to go channel surfing, with a device like the Belkin Miracast™ Display Adapter, you can use compatible apps on your mobile device to cast videos, pictures and other content on your TV.
The bottom line is, if you want to know how to turn your smartphone into a TV remote control—and possibly even more—there’s an easy way.