How to use your Lenovo A616 as a TV remote control

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How to use your Lenovo A616 as a TV remote control?

For each electronic device such as TV, DVD player or box, you must have a remote control. This can become difficult when you need to store them, or when you have to remind yourself which remote controls which device.

With the advent and development of smartphones, a small revolution has appeared: you have the ability to change your smartphone into a TV remote control. We will explain through this article, how to use your Lenovo A616 as a TV remote control. First, let’s talk about the different conditions necessary for the good operation of your Lenovo A616 as a TV remote control. Secondly, let’s talk about the very special case of Android TV Remote Control. Finally, we will discuss the use of applications specific to telephone operators and third-party applications.

Preconditions for the operation of your Lenovo A616 as a remote control

Before you start transforming your Lenovo A616 into a TV remote control, you must make sure that your Lenovo A616 fulfills the different requirements for the smooth running of this tutorial. To begin, check in the user manual if your Lenovo A616 has an infrared transmitter.

If you don't have access to your user manual, you can simply download an IR checker. Please note you may need to install this checker on a second phone to test your current mobile though. This is essential because if your Lenovo A616 does not have an infrared transmitter, then your smartphone will not be able to change into a TV remote control. You will find this information in the operating instructions.

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Then, depending on the application you choose make sure that your Lenovo A616 is connected to your Wi-Fi and that you have a good connection.

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Using the Android TV Remote Control application

Configuring the remote control

To use this application, you must have a TV equipped with Android TV. To get started, go to “Play Store” of your Lenovo A616. Tap the “Android TV Remote Control” search bar.

You will find among the first results the Google application.

Read carefully ratings and user reviews to ensure that this application meets your requirements.

Once the application is downloaded, make sure that your Lenovo A616 and your Android are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Open the application on your Lenovo A616. You should see your Android TV appear on the app.

Select your TV. Your Lenovo A616 and your television are now connected.

A code will be displayed on your television.

Enter this code on your Lenovo A616 and click on “Associate”.

Using the new remote

You have successfully combined your Lenovo A616 as a remote control for your Android TV. Regarding the use of the remote control Android Remote Control, its operation is very simple.

You will find on the application all the necessary information that will allow you to make the best use of your Lenovo A616 as a TV remote control. You can use Android TV Remote Control as a TV remote control, a game controller, or to navigate between menus on your TV. It’s over ! You are ready to use your Lenovo A616 as a remote control.

Applications provided directly by your operator

If after contacting your operator, you know that they provide a remote control application, this paragraph is for you. In order to maximize the efficiency of your Lenovo A616 as a TV remote control, you can download one of these remote controls that will fit your box perfectly.

Simply type “Remote + the name of your operator” and you will find the TV remote control software. Only a few operators have not developed remote controls.

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However, these same operators have sometimes developed applications to transform smartphones into joysticks. Be sure to check out user ratings and ratings to make the best choice.

Using third-party applications

In one of the previous paragraphs, we explained in detail how to use Android TV Remote Control which is the specialized remote control for using Android TVs.

But there are plenty of other applications that allow your Lenovo A616 to turn into a remote control. Simply go to “Play Store” and then type in the search bar “TV Remote Control”. You will find a wide range of applications, some of which are free and some are payable.

Be careful when choosing your remote control as some applications have been developed specifically for TV brands.

Choosing a universal TV remote control keeps you on the safe side.

The application that could best adapt to devices of different brands is the application “Peel Smart Remote” which is compatible with more than 450 000 electronic devices.

We strongly recommend that you carefully read user notes and opinions about the application you choose.

Through this article, we have provided you with all the information you need to use your Lenovo A616 as a TV remote control. Never forget to carefully read all the available information before downloading an application.

If you have any difficulty handling this, do not hesitate to contact a technology expert or friend who will help you with this problem.


How can I use my smartphone as a TV remote?

– On your Android phone, open the Google TV app .
– Near the bottom right, tap Remote .
– At the top, tap Scanning for devices.
– Choose your device.
– To complete pairing, follow the instructions on your phone and TV.
– After pairing, you can use your phone or your remote.

Is there a universal remote app for non smart TV iPhone?

EzRemote turns your iPhone into a universal remote to control your home electronics. iOS device have no IR hardware, you need an audio to IR accessory to use this app.

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4 ancillary questions

Is it possible to control a TV remotely?

Yes, some smart tv’s have a remote app. Just look for the app in the app store and see if there is one there. TCL has Roku and you can get the Roku app, and controller the tv.

Can I use my phone as a remote for a normal TV?

The app can control most of the smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio, Roku, TCL, Hisense…) tv remote control universal is a tool which can replace your physical tv remote. With the app tv remote control universal you can use your smartphone to control your TV over the local network.

How can I control my normal TV with my phone?

– Power on your TV and Google TV or Android TV device.
– On your mobile device, open the Google Home app .
– Tap the Google TV or Android TV device you want to control.
– To use your virtual remote control, tap Open remote.

Can I control Samsung TV away from home?

Use SmartThings to control your device If you add your Samsung TV or projector to the mobile SmartThings app, you’ll be able to control it from your phone! Once it has been registered in the app, tap the Devices tab, and then navigate to and select your model. An on-screen remote will appear in the app.