TV Remote - Universal Remote 4+

For LG, Samsung, Roku, Sony

Adam Foot

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 499 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Control your television using your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple Vision Pro or HomePod with the TV Remote app.

* As featured on 9to5Mac, MacRumors, MacStories, TechCrunch & more*

TV Remote combines a beautiful and simple interface with advanced features that enable you to control your television without the need for a physical remote. Add all of your televisions to TV Remote and you’ll be able to customize the layout, apply themes and interact through Widgets and Siri Shortcuts.

TV Remote contains these great features:


TV Remote supports many brands of TVs (see below) and makes it easy for you to setup each one in a single app. You’ll find the buttons you’re used to seeing and there’s even the ability to launch apps and switch sources too.


Remote commands can be added to your Home Screen or Lock Screen for quick access to your remote when you need it. There’s supports for launching apps, sources and changing channels all from a Widget too and with Interactive Widgets, you won't even need to open the app!


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


Get access to a set of configured commands on your Lock Screen or Dynamic Island that allows you to quickly change channels, adjust volume and much more - all without opening the app!


TV Remote gives you the ability to fully customize how you want the remote for each TV to look. Using a set of pre-configured layout components, you’ll be able to choose which buttons go where so you get the exact look you’re after.


Gone are the days of a plain remote! With TV Remote, you can be bold and design the exact look and feel of your television remote - even 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.


No need to use 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 channels, apps and sources available on your television and allow you to launch them with 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 swipe gestures on a touchpad instead of the standard directional keypad for a more fluid experience.


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

TV Remote supports televisions from these manufacturers and operating systems (+ many more!):

- LG/webOS
- Samsung/Tizen
- Sony
- Roku
- Sky Q
- Hitachi
- Sharp
- Hisense
- Philips
- Toshiba
- Bush


Get this app across multiple Apple platforms with a single purchase. Your TV Remote Premium subscription works across devices too.

If you like this app, I’d really appreciate it if you could take the time to leave a positive review! Having issues? Please get in touch:


Please note that a supported television is required to use the app and the manufacturers listed above are a guide only. A more comprehensive list can be found within the app settings where release dates and versions are listed too. Some features may require a TV Remote Premium subscription which can be purchased in the app. You can cancel at anytime. All brand names, copyrights and trademarks belong to the companies and not the TV Remote app.


What’s New

Version 2.6.9

In this update:

- Bug fixes and improvements.

If you like this app, I’d really appreciate it if you could take the time to leave a positive review! Having issues? Please get in touch:


Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
499 Ratings

499 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:

Selurple ,

Developer is very responsive to feedback

I primarily use this app for creating home theater routines in Shortcuts, and it works very well for that. I’ve had issues with a couple updates breaking functionality and requiring me to redo them, but the dev clearly cares about making the app as good as possible, so a few growing pains along the way are understandable. There’s still some mild quirks (shortcuts that run multiple TV commands in a row run slower than comparable apps I’ve tried, and with the current update I had to redo every TV Remote step twice for the settings to “stick” due to an odd bug that seemed to assume every option was set to “ask me every time” regardless of what was entered) but nothing that’s remotely a dealbreaker or doesn’t have an easy workaround.

Oh and if you’re not a nerd like me that likes making big dumb scripts to control every aspect of their home theater with Siri, this is also BY FAR the best standard TV Remote app I’ve used on the iPhone, and I’ve used a lot of ‘em. Clean, functional, and lots of great options that you may or may not ever need but are there if you do.

Developer Response ,


There is currently a bug that causes Shortcuts not to appear on iOS 16 for some reason so you’ll need to make sure you’re running iOS 17 on your device whilst I look into the issue.

Please email if you’d like to discuss it further.


Mister Ian ,

Would Love To Use

Would love to use this app, unfortunately, the app recognizes my television on the network, recognizes the manufacturer (Samsung) and then errors out telling me that the IP address isn’t correct. Disappointing because other apps have had no problem connecting, but I would have preferred to use this because of the Shortcuts support.

For reference, my TV is a bit older (UN50KU6300)
but the fact that other apps connect easily and this app recognizes the device seems like it should be a no brainer to me.

Developer Response ,


Unfortunately Samsung changed how their TVs work after this generation and were much easier to support. As much as I'd love to support your TV, I can only focus on newer televisions I'm afraid.



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