Smart Internet TV Remote Controls: Samsung, LG, and Apps

 

By Posted 25 Apr 2011, 07:40

There is no question that the latest range of TVs are getting smarter, which is why there are now a host of new smart Internet TV remote controls to help complement them. Two of the biggest TV manufactures are LG and Samsung, and you are able to control their integrated apps with these remotes, but what is there on offer?

The first is the ‘Samsung Qwerty TV Remote’, but with more than 60 buttons at your disposal things are a little cluttered. However, you do gain faster access to features such as Facebook and Pandora, along with a host of web video services. If this one is not for you, then you can use the Galaxy Tab, and download an app to help control their new range of Smart TVs. This would be considered to be the better option.

Whenever you think of all-in-one remotes, then the first brand to come to mind is Logitech. It is only with the range of new Google TV devices that they decided to offer a smart remote, which helps to complement the Logitech Revue. This remote makes it much simpler to control the Google TV set-top box, but we do have an issue with the design – to many buttons once again.

The coolest of these remotes has to be ‘LG’s Magic Motion Remote Control’, although not certain how long it will be before the novelty factor wears off? This works much in the same way as the ‘Magic Wand’ where you just wave the controller in the air to command different functions of the TV.

There are many other device that are too numerous to list, such as the range of Android smartphones, the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. Choosing which is best will certainly be a tough choice, but it will always come down to price and features – maybe the iPhone could be the number one choice then?

What Smart Internet TV Remote Control Would You Choose?

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    "What Smart Internet TV Remote Control Would You Choose?"

    on iPhone i have a App for my LG TV and for my Yamaha AVR, and for my Macbook…
    my iPhone is the Remote for all.
    This is the Future. :-)

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