With so many gadgets around us, it is difficult to control them all with different controllers. Thanks to our smartphones that can be better substitute of remote controls. If you use Android TV at home or office, you can use your Android phone as TV remote by using Android TV Remote Control app.

Android has tremendous potential that needs to explore by developers and users. All this is not a rocket science; you can easily set up Android TV Remote Control app on your Android smartphone. Once you have done this, it is super easy to operate your Android TV with your smartphone. You can download this Android TV Remote Control app from the Google Play Store and follow the steps mentioned below.

First off, you need to set up Android TV Remote Control app on your Android phone and then you can use this app to navigate your TV screen.

How to Set Up Android TV Remote Control App on Android Phone

Put your Android TV and Android smartphone on the same Wi-Fi network before you move ahead.

Step #1: Download and install Android TV Remote Control app on your Android phone.

Step #2: Next, open the Android TV Remote Control app on your phone or tablet.

Step #3: In the app section, you can see Android TV listed there; tap on it.

Step #4: A PIN will flash on your TV Screen; you need to enter this PIN on your Android phone or tablet.

Step #5: Finally, tap on Pair.

How to Use Android TV Remote Control App to Navigate TV Screen

Users can use Android TV Remote Control app to find the way to TV Screen.


Tap on Voice Search (Microphone) button to use your remote to search with your voice.


Tap on the keyboard icon if you want to type on Android TV; this keyboard is located at the top of the app. Note that keyboard may not be supported on all apps.

Remote layout

There are two kinds of layouts for your remote; you can choose either Standard remote layout (D-pad) or select Trackpad remote.

Standard remote layout

  • To use standard remote layout, tap on arrows to move up, down, left, and right on TV.
  • Tap on center circle to select.

Trackpad remote

  • You need to swipe your smartphone’s screen up, down, left, or right to navigate your Android TV.
  • Tap anywhere on the screen to select.

That’s it! This was all about how you can use Android TV Remote Control app and convert your Android phone as TV remote.

Did you know?

Android users love to watch contents on NVIDIA SHIELD TV Streaming Media Player or NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro Home Media Server; they use Kodi, which is a free and open source media player software app created by XBMC Foundation. You can set up and install Kodi on NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV and watch your favourite movies, shows, and videos.

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