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27 Feb 2013 | Rasmus Larsen |

You can download free a <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/focus.php?subaction=showfull&id=1310474212><b>TV remote app</b></a> for all iOS and Android devices but it only offers limited control. Often you cannot turn on the TV, for example. Smartphones with built-in infrared are now starting to appear - and they want to replace your remotes.<br /><br /><h3>Smartphones as universal remotes</h3>Logitech is selling its <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1359028937><b>Harmony remote brand</b></a> as sales are struggling. So what takes over? You smartphone, says the smartphone makers.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/htcone-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/htcone-1.jpg" alt="HTC One" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>HTC One can act as a universal TV remote for your living room devices</i></p><br />Sony was actually the first to implement the universal remote concept in a <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1315417116><b>tablet</b></a>. Via an infrared eye it could send commands to TVs and other living room devices with infrared.<br /><br />HTC’s new flagship One smartphone can do the same. The on/off button on top also acts as an infrared beamer so you can set up the phone to control for example your TV with the built-in Sense TV app that also moves the program guide to the touch screen. HTC even offers an API for developers so they can start building TV remote apps.<br /><br />The latest manufacturer to add an infrared beamer on a smartphone is LG. So far LG has not provided details on specific smartphone but says that the first LG smartphones with infrared and TV remote software will arrive this summer.



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