You’ve got the latest OLED TV, 3000 satellite TV channels, and a surround-sound system that would make George Lucas jealous. Why are you still using that 1980s-style hunk of handheld plastic to control it all? The clumsiness of navigating menus with a thumb-pad is matched only by the tedium of hunting and pecking letters on numeric buttons. Multiply that misery times the number of remotes you’re using for all your home theater components and it’s enough to make you wish for the simpler days of rabbit ears and horizontal hold.
A far more elegant solution is to use your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet as a universal remote. With the right selections of apps—and, in some cases, an additional piece of hardware—you can manage all your home theater components from the one device that’s nearly always in your hands. Here’s how.
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