This is one of the functions that perhaps many ignore, but it is very easy to configure.

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Whether it’s because control was lost, it was far from him or for simple convenience, using the cell phone as a remote control for your television is always a good option and making the configuration is a very simple process.

There are several ways to do this, regardless of the brand of your television or your cell phone, although sometimes it is always better to have everything under the same ecosystem to make it easier.

There are two scenarios to make this configuration, so read carefully so you know which one suits your devices and your conditions. Of course, the first thing is that your television must be SmartTV, that is, it must have the possibility of connecting to the Internet.


Connect your cell phone to your TV via Android TV

The first way is to see if your television has the Android TV operating system, which are almost always brands such as Sony, TCL, Hisense, Toshiba, Philips, Sharp, among others, so LG and Samsung almost always have their operating system and to she is the different process.


With this clear, it is also important that your cell phone is Android, since an application called Google TV is installed on them and that is where the link will be made easily.

After you have both devices connected to the same internet network, go to your phone and search for the application that we mentioned before, there you will find a notification bar and if it does not search for the ‘TV remote’ option, when you press that option it will give you the chance to ‘choose a device’, so you look for the name of your TV, select it and voila, you can now control it to change the channel, turn it off, increase the volume and other options.

Another way is through Google Home. There you look for the option to link a device and then look for your TV to link it. The point of difference with this app is that you can also control it with the Google assistant, so you can turn it on or off with your voice.


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Connect your cell phone through applications to your TV

If you have an LG or Samsung brand TV, these brands have applications for you to use your cell phone as a remote control. The linking process is very simple and it will only be enough to have both devices connected to the same network.

In the case of LG, the app is called ‘LG ThinQ’ and there you can connect other devices that you have of the brand, such as washing machines, refrigerators and others. Very similar to what happens with the Samsung platform, which is called SmartThings. Both are for both Android and iOS.