Tag Archive: Remote


It’s easy to pair a new Alexa Voice Remote to your Amazon Fire TV!

If you’ve ever had the misfortune to “permanently misplace” or break a TV remote, you know how frustrating it can be to find just the right one and get it paired back up again. The good news is that if you have a Fire TV device, this process can be relatively pain-free and easy. I’ll show you how in the steps below!

Products used in this guide Ultimate controller: Alexa Voice Remote ($ 30 at Amazon) Next-gen DVR:  [Read More…]

Wiz Connected’s IoT lights get a local remote control to lose in the couch

Plus in-home power meter smart plugs are on the way.

What you need to know Wiz Connected has a new remote and a new sensor to control its Wi-Fi lights. The remote control does not require a Wi-Fi connection. The company also announced app updates and hardware plans aimed at optimizing energy usage.

While Philips Hue sells smart bulbs that use Bluetooth and a Zigbee radio hub, sister company Wiz Connected makes light bulbs that work directly  [Read More…]

The YouTube app’s casting screen now includes a TV remote

Navigate those on-screen elements a bit more elegantly from your phone.

What you need to know The casting menu in the YouTube app is getting an overhaul with more advanced control methods. A new directional pad will allow users to navigate on-screen elements on the YouTube app for smart TVs. This update is a server-side rollout and should be made available to all users soon.

Ever since Google debuted the Chromecast, people have gotten used to sending  [Read More…]

Logitech’s $130 Harmony 950 remote is a Cyber Monday deal you can’t ignore

Logitech is the only brand you should consider if you’re looking to pick up a universal remote. The Harmony 950 is the best infrared remote that Logitech sells, and right now it’s on sale for just $ 130 on Amazon. That’s a staggering $ 120 off its retail price of $ 250, and this is the lowest price we’ve seen on this versatile remote yet. If you need a universal remote to control all your home entertainment devices, look no  [Read More…]

Can you stream PlayStation Now games to mobile devices with Remote Play?

Best answer: Sony is very clear; there is no remote play compatibility on PlayStation Now. You are unable to stream any PlayStation Now content to your phone via Remote Play.

Stream everything: PlayStation Now (From $ 10 at Amazon) What is PlayStation Now?

PlayStation Now (PS Now) is Sony’s game streaming service. For around $ 60 a year you can stream over 750 PS4, PS3, and PS2 games directly to your PlayStation 4, or download over 200  [Read More…]

How to play PS4 games with your Android device using Remote Play

Sony’s Remote Play feature allows you to play PlayStation 4 games on your mobile devices. Unfortunately, for a time, it was exclusive to Sony’s Xperia phones and later on iOS devices.

However, with the 7.00 update for the PS4 Sony opened it up to all Android devices running Android 5.0 Marshmallow or above. Now, you can play your favorite games even when you don’t have access to the TV.

Just follow these steps below to get started.

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PS4 7.00 update adds Remote Play for Android devices, dropping this week

Requires an Android device running 5.0 Lollipop or above.

What you need to know Remote Play support is coming for Android devices running Android 5.0 and above. Support will begin with the 7.00 update for the PlayStation 4 rolling out this week. Only devices running Android 10 will have official support for the DualShock 4 wireless controllers.

Sony has a huge announcement for Android users. Beginning with the upcoming 7.00 update for the PS4, Remote Play will  [Read More…]

OnePlus teases seamless remote app with keyboard for its new TV

Words typed using the phone app show up almost immediately on the TV screen.

What you need to know OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has been posting teases on Twitter about the remote for the company’s new TV. The tweets show the seamless integration between the TV and remote. The TV is expected to launch on September 26 in India.

OnePlus has been busy lately with two big product launches on its hands. The other day we got  [Read More…]

OnePlus confirms that its TV will have a remote

Can’t wait for the OnePlus TV? Here’s a look at the remote in all its brushed metal glory.

What you need to know In a new teaser, OnePlus is showing off the remote for its upcoming TV. Like every other remote, this one has buttons — five of them. Oh, and there’s also a port at the bottom.

Over the years, OnePlus has gotten really good at teasing information ahead of a product launch, and it’s doing  [Read More…]

The best gamepads for Remote Play on iOS

There’s only a handful of good iOS gamepads on the market and fewer that work well with Remote Play. And with DualShock 4 not getting support for iOS until this fall with the release of iOS 13, the basic PS4 controller doesn’t make the cut… yet. But perhaps you’ll try one of these iOS-friendly gamepads and won’t want to switch back even after the Apple update. Here are the best iOS controllers which are also Remote Play compatible.

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