1. AndroidDario's Avatar
    Heard that it can be used as a remote controller. Which app is best? Do you need to set it up?
    As soon as my N5 arrives I want to try even this function!
    12-14-2013 05:11 AM
  2. EviI's Avatar
    A remote controller for which device?
    12-14-2013 06:11 AM
  3. oberkc's Avatar
    using android devices as a remote control for TV, audio, lighting, etc... can all be done, but how one does that is very much dependent on what device/devices you want to control. In many cases, this will require additional hardware.

    The general exception to that rule (requiring additional hardware) is if you are trying to control another device that is network enabled, and you can find an app from the manufacturer of that other device.
    12-14-2013 06:53 AM
  4. AndroidDario's Avatar
    using android devices as a remote control for TV, audio, lighting, etc... can all be done, but how one does that is very much dependent on what device/devices you want to control. In many cases, this will require additional hardware.

    The general exception to that rule (requiring additional hardware) is if you are trying to control another device that is network enabled, and you can find an app from the manufacturer of that other device.
    Thought to control TV and dvd player.
    12-14-2013 07:37 AM
  5. benhmadison's Avatar
    Thought to control TV and dvd player.
    You may be thinking of IR support which the N5 does not have.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-14-2013 07:51 AM
  6. camanokid's Avatar
    Works great with BubbleUpNp app to control my DLNA wireless home entertainment system!

    Also works with TV Side View app to control my SONY Blueray player & access TV Guide.
    12-14-2013 09:53 AM
  7. AndroidDario's Avatar
    Heard it has IR.
    12-15-2013 10:46 AM
  8. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    Heard it has IR.
    Heard wrong.
    12-15-2013 12:49 PM
  9. Shilohcane's Avatar
    Thought to control TV and dvd player.
    There is no IR on the Nexus 5. However I have Comcast that has the Xfinity App that I can use my Nexus 5 to change channels and even record TV shows on my Xfinity DVR. Also has XFINITY TV Go to stream TV shows and movies from premium channels like HBO, Starz, Showtime, Cinemax and cable channels like TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, A&E, AMC, WETV, Food Network and HGTV.

    Check your TV cable or service provider to see what Apps they have in Play Store.
    12-15-2013 01:12 PM
  10. oberkc's Avatar
    Thought to control TV and dvd player.
    This depends on brand, model, etc.

    If internet enabled, there might be an app for both devices.

    If not, you would have to make a choice about what hardware you want to use to transmit IR. I use a global cache WF2IR. I think there is still a device called redeye. Also, Logitech still sells the ultimate hub. There are probably others. Unfortunately, there is no IR built in, so you need additional hardware.

    Apps for control will vary, depending on hardware chosen.
    12-15-2013 05:43 PM
  11. ikegawataro's Avatar
    I just bought the iTach Wifi to IR (WF2IR) and set it up. Now I am trying to figure out which app to use on my Nexus 5 for control... which do you use for control? My setup is quite simple... TV, Apple TV, and Bose Sound.
    07-03-2014 06:17 PM
  12. Tuerto's Avatar
    any app for my nexus 5 to use as remote control for my android tv
    Thx
    08-20-2014 08:38 PM
  13. Afroz Khan2's Avatar
    Google Nexus 5

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-12-2015 02:54 AM
  14. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Google Nexus 5

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Thanks for that insightful, well thought out first post. You are already a legend.
    03-12-2015 11:24 AM
  15. Gazala Faruqui's Avatar
    Please let me know how to use Nexus 5 as TV remote
    12-04-2016 05:41 PM
  16. patruns's Avatar
    Please let me know how to use Nexus 5 as TV remote
    You can't. It does not have IR support like a regular remote has.
    12-10-2016 10:51 AM

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