How to transform your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control

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How to transform your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control

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How to transform your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control

Your remote may not work anymore, or you may want to turn your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control so you don’t have too many devices on your coffee table.

Do not worry, it is possible to switch your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control, and we will show you through this article how to do so. We’ll begin with how to use the third-party apps available in the Play Store.

Then we will focus on the big box-providers like Orange, Free, SFR or Bouygues which sometimes offer their own applications for the BlackBerry Leap.

Finally, we will discuss the case of the Android application ‘Android TV Remote Control’ specific to Android TV, usable on your BlackBerry Leap.

How to transform your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control

Important : it can only work if you have a working infrared sensor and transmitter on your BlackBerry Leap, except for the Android TV method, since it uses the Wi-Fi network.

Applications to switch your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control

Many applications allow you to switch your BlackBerry Leap to a TV remote control. Warning, operators like Free may not have an infrared sensor on their box, most of these applications could not work with the Freebox. We refer you to the second paragraph of this article to switch your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control for Freebox. As for other normal boxes and televisions, your BlackBerry Leap can do the trick. Simply type ‘TV remote control’ on the Play Store of your BlackBerry Leap and you will see a large selection of apps allowing so. Look closely at the comments of users to sort out these applications.

How to transform your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control

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In particular, an application like ‘Peel Smart Remote’ allows you to use the infrared of your BlackBerry Leap to navigate between the channels of your TV. Once this application is downloaded, you just have to open it, choose your country and your TV provider.

Let yourself be guided through the menu to transform your BlackBerry Leap into a TV remote. Usually, we recommend that you restart your TV so that it accepts the new remote.

Do not use two remote controls at the same time as this may affect the operation of your BlackBerry Leap as a remote control. Also, do not move your BlackBerry Leap too far from your TV to keep an optimal signal. In case of difficulties, do not hesitate to ask an expert or a friend who knows about it for more information.

It may be that some TV brands or older TVs do not accept your BlackBerry Leap as a remote control. The best way to find out is to test your BlackBerry Leap as a remote control.

Operators Free, Orange, Bouygues, SFR or others working with your BlackBerry Leap as a remote control

Some operators such as Free may not have an infrared receiver on their box. In this case, the best is to go through the Wi-Fi to remotely control your TV by your BlackBerry Leap.

Just find the application dedicated to your operator in the Play Store of your BlackBerry Leap by entering the name of your operator then ‘TV remote control’. You will then come across a choice of applications to switch your BlackBerry Leap into a TV remote control for your box. Do not hesitate to take only the best rated ones and those whose comments seem good to you.

Use Android TV Remote Control to turn your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control

A flagship application to transform your BlackBerry Leap into a remote control is to use the Android TV Remote Control application.

This option is available only on a limited number of TVs however, because you need Android TV on your television.

If you do not have Android TV installed on your TV, we recommend going to the next chapters of this article.

Normally not installed on your BlackBerry Leap, you should be able to easily get Android TV Remote Control on the Play Store by typing that name into the search bar.

Once installed, just open this application and verify that the Android TV and your BlackBerry Leap are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Open the application on your BlackBerry Leap and you should see ‘Android TV’ appear.

To associate your phone and your TV, simply enter the code that appears on the TV. Here you have a remote control for your Android TV via your BlackBerry Leap!