Today people have smartphones and tablets, both of which are poised to replace universal remotes. There are hundreds of applications that allow you to control just about anything you want. Thanks to modern technology, now your phone can replace your clunky old remote, making it that much easier to keep track of the essential technology you need. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, there’s a good chance you can also use that as a remote control.
Here are some useful apps that let you use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control.
1. Home DVR
Free apps from DirecTV and AT&T let you program your digital video recorder from anywhere.
RedEye is a universal remote control solution that turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a remote.
4. Peel TV
The Peel Universal Remote Control is an iOS remote app that can turns your phone into a universal remote for your TV, DVR, cable box, game console, and audio receiver.
5. Remote By Apple
Via Apple’s free Remote app, Control iTunes and Apple TV using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch over your Wi-Fi network.