By Trae Jacobs,
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One benefit of smart technology is controlling virtually any device from your phone. All you need is the right mobile app!
Here are all the ways you can control a Toshiba TV with your smartphone.
Can I Control My Toshiba TV from My Phone?
Whether you lost your remote or just can’t be bothered to look for it as you fall asleep in front of the TV, it’s possible to control your Toshiba TV without a remote control. All you need is a smartphone and a remote app.
Which Remote Apps Work with Toshiba TVs?
There are lots of remote apps that’ll allow you to control your Toshiba TV with your phone. But taking accessibility and user-friendliness into account, these are our favorites.
Remote for Toshiba TV
This remote app has been specifically designed to control Toshiba brand TVs. It can do everything your original Toshiba remote could do, including:
- Adjust the volume
- Change channels
- Navigate through settings and menus
You may see some ads when using this remote app, but it’s still our favorite because it’s consciously designed for Toshiba TVs. This app only works with Android devices.
This app is convenient because you don’t have to program it to your Toshiba TV. It’ll recognize and integrate itself with your TV the moment you turn it on.
This app includes:
- Channel surfing
- Volume adjustment
- Power on/off
- A full keyboard to enter search queries
Toshiba TV Remote Control
The Toshiba TV Remote Control app is only available on Android devices, and you’ll have to select your Toshiba TV model in the app to get started.
Once everything’s set up, it allows users to:
- Channel surf
- Adjust or mute your TV’s volume
- Access your TV’s settings
- Fast-forward, rewind, pause, or stop content from playing
This app offers all the basic functions of a regular Toshiba TV remote. However, you’ll still need to use your TV remote to change the input.
Remote Control for Android TV
This app offers all the features of a regular Toshiba TV remote, but you will have to deal with some ads. To avoid these ads, you’ll need to subscribe to the premium version of the app.
Toshiba Cast TV Remote
Another app that can be used with iOS devices is the Toshiba Cast TV Remote app, which allows you to:
- Watch saved shows
- Set reminders to watch saved shows
- Rearrange your list of remote functions
Use Amazon Alexa to Control your Toshiba TV
If you have a Toshiba Fire TV or use a FireStick to stream content, you can also control it using Alexa voice commands:
- Open the Alexa app.
- Tap Devices.
- Press the + sign and choose “Add Device.”
- Choose TV.
- Select “Fire TV.”
- Follow the app’s instructions to complete the setup.
Now, you can use the Alexa app to control your Toshiba TV with voice commands.
Why Can’t I Control My Toshiba TV from My Phone?
If your TV doesn’t support Bluetooth or have an IR blaster, you won’t be able to use your phone to control it. If your TV does support Bluetooth but you’re still having troubles, make sure:
- Your phone and Toshiba TV are connected to the same network.
- Your TV is connected to your phone via Bluetooth.
If you’re still having trouble, try using another remote app.