TV Remote - Universal Remote 4+

Smart Television Control App

Adam Foot

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 335 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Easily control your television from your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with TV Remote.

* As featured on 9to5Mac, & MacMagazine *

TV Remote combines a beautifully simple design with advanced features that make it easy to start taking control of your television without the physical remote. With TV Remote, you’ll be able to take control of all of your televisions from one familiar app. Through custom layouts, themes, Widgets and Siri Shortcuts, you’ll be able to get the most out of your television.

TV Remote contains these great features:


TV Remote makes it easy to get setup and start controlling all of your televisions from a single app. You’ll find nearly all keys you’d expect to find on the remote and even the ability to launch apps and sources!


Remote commands can be added to your Home Screen or Lock Screen for even quicker access to your remote when you need it. There’s supports for launching apps, sources and changing channels all from a Widget too!


Without even opening the app, you’ll be able to perform commands, change channels, launch apps and more with the Siri Shortcuts integration! You’ll be able to configure a string of commands together to change a specific setting on your TV for example without even lifting a finger.


Get access to a set of pre-configured commands on your Lock Screen or Dynamic Island that allows you to quickly change channels, adjust volume and much more!


New in TV Remote 2.0, you can choose exactly how you’d like your remote to look for each TV. TV Remote comes with a number of layout components that you can use to build your own layout and choose which commands go where.


Get the exact look of the remote you want by creating a custom theme! You can design the exact look and feel of your television remote down to the icon tint on a button and whether buttons are round or square. Each television has its own theme and there are plenty of presets to choose from too. You can even lock the app to light/dark mode too.


Gone are the days of using the arrow keys to navigate round an on-screen keyboard. With TV Remote, you’ll have access to a full keyboard you can use to search for programmes and more!


TV Remote will load the available apps and sources available on your television and allow you to launch them in just a tap.


TV Remote supports Wake-on-LAN to allow you to power on your television when it is asleep.


Control your television using a touchpad instead of a standard directional keypad.


TV Remote syncs with your iCloud account to allow you to access your TVs across all your devices.


TV Remote has been developed to enable VoiceOver and Dynamic Type users to take full advantage of the app.

TV Remote supports these televisions (plus many more!):

- LG (webOS, 2016+)
- Samsung (Tizen, 2017+ / M+)
- Sony (Android TV)
- Roku (Roku)
- Sky Q
- TCL (Roku)
- Hitachi (Roku, Vestel)
- Sharp (Roku, Vestel)
- Hisense (Roku)
- Philips (Roku)
- Toshiba (Vestel)
- JVC (Roku, Vestel)
- Bush (Vestel)

Get in contact:

Twitter: @adamfootdev

Please note some features require a TV Remote Premium subscription which can be purchased in the app. You can cancel at anytime.


Please note, a supported television is required for full app functionality. TV Remote may not support all televisions provided by the manufacturers listed.

All brand names, copyrights and trademarks belong to the companies and not the TV Remote app.

What’s New

Version 2.2.5

In this update:

- Fixed a bug that caused the Apple Watch app to stop responding after around 15 seconds.

- Fixed a bug that caused layout issues on iPad.

If you like this app, please take the time to leave a positive review! Having issues? Get in touch:

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

KaylaTheFurbyQueen ,

Minor connection issues / certain features don’t appear to work, but may be due to TV model.

Took a bit to get connected on the network and there’s occasional bursts of lag where an input takes 2-3 seconds to fire, but otherwise it seemed to work way better than any other apps we’ve been trying in terms of response time.

Minor frustrating thing that may be due to my TV model (Samsung UN55RU8000F) but once I turn the TV off, I have to manually turn the TV back on since I just get reconnection errors trying to turn it on. Also, some “nicer than a remote” features appear to not work in general, assuming it’s TV model - keyboard and app switching being the two most significant.

At the end of the day though, it saves me from having to drop $40 for an official replacement remote and definitely works good enough considering I’m usually just casting stuff from my phone and want volume / navigation controls.

Developer Response ,

Hi, unfortunately I don't have much control over any lag and you should be able to turn your TV back on in the app if you have entered the MAC address in the settings menu. I'd be interested to know more about the keyboard and app switching issues you're facing too by emailing me:

md727 ,

2019 LG Oled TV Does not connect

Most advanced TV on the market and the app can’t find the tv on my network. I even have the tv connected via homekit. If this app won’t work with this tv then the developer needs to go back to the drawing board. I’d like a refund.

After hearing from the developer you have to wait longer than I would have expected (4 min) for the TV to connect. It finally did so all is well now.

Developer Response ,

Hi, please email so I can assist you.

Jeffreytgilbertoniphone ,

Doesn’t work with Sonos through HDMI-CEC and ARC

Because this works through wifi, it’s very fast as expected. Setup was easy. This app is not like some others which allow you to configure the UI/controls, but the defaults are very good.

On LG TVs, there is no magic remote like ability to move the cursor around through a touchpad, but the directional controls work through the TV and though the Apple TV, not as an Apple TV remote would(voice controls and such), but like the LG Magic Remote does with the directional controls.

Aside from the minor critiques above which have workarounds or are not deal breakers, my one real disappointment here is that I have a Sonos speaker system connected through HDMI-CEC and/or HDMI ARC and the volume controls in the remote software do not work as they do for the LG Magic Remote. I cannot raise or lower volume or mute the volume of the Sonos through the TV.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you very much for the positive review! I’ll see what I can do in a future version :)


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