How to turn your Huawei P8 Lite into a remote control

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How to turn your Huawei P8 Lite into a remote control

Your remote may not work anymore, or you simply want to transform your Huawei P8 Lite into a remote control so you do not have as many devices on your coffee table.

Do not worry, it is possible to turn your Huawei P8 Lite as a remote control, and we will show you through this article how to do so. We will first discuss how to use the third-party applications available on the Google Play Store.

Then we will focus on the main TV providers having their own TV systems, offering sometimes their own applications for your Huawei P8 Lite.

Finally, we will discuss the case of the Android application called ‘Android TV Remote Control’, specific to Android TV, usable on your Huawei P8 Lite.

All this assumes you have a working infrared sensor and transmitter on your Huawei P8 Lite, except for the Android TV method using its own Wi-Fi network.

Our other articles on Huawei P8 Lite can help you.

Applications to switch your Huawei P8 Lite into a remote control

Many applications allow you to switch your Huawei P8 Lite to a TV remote control. Warning, some operators may not have placed an infrared sensor on their TV box, and so most of these applications could not work with these systems.

We refer you to the second paragraph of this article to pass your Huawei P8 Lite in remote control under such systems.

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For other normal boxes and televisions, your Huawei P8 Lite may do the trick very well. Simply type "remote control" on the Play Store of your Huawei P8 Lite and you will see a large selection of apps allowing it.

Look closely at the comments of users to choose the right applications for your Huawei P8 Lite.

In particular, an application like ‘Peel Smart Remote’ allows you to use the infrared of your Huawei P8 Lite 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 Huawei P8 Lite into a TV remote control. Generally, we recommend that you restart your TV to make your new remote work.

Do not use two remote controls at the same time as this may affect your Huawei P8 Lite as a remote control to behave normally.

Also, do not move your Huawei P8 Lite 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.

Some TV brands or older TVs may not accept your Huawei P8 Lite as a remote control. The best way to know is to test your Huawei P8 Lite as a remote control on these devices.

Main TV providers working with your Huawei P8 Lite as a remote control

Some TV providers may not have an infrared receiver on their box or system handling TV. In this case, the best is to go through the Wi-Fi to remotely control your TV via your Huawei P8 Lite.

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You just have to find the application dedicated to your operator in the Play Store of your Huawei P8 Lite by entering the name of your operator then ‘TV remote control’. You will then come across a selection of applications allowing you to turn your Huawei P8 Lite as a TV remote control for your box. Do not hesitate to take only the best rated and well commented applications.

Use Android TV Remote Control to turn your Huawei P8 Lite into a remote control

A flagship application to transform your Huawei P8 Lite into a remote control is to use the ‘Android TV Remote Control’ application.

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

If you do not have Android TV installed on your TV, we recommend read the other chapters of this article.

Normally not installed on your Huawei P8 Lite, 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 check that the Android TV and your Huawei P8 Lite are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Open the application on your Huawei P8 Lite 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 Huawei P8 Lite!