How to Configure Letv eUI Remote to Work with Any IR Device

How to Configure Letv eUI Remote to Work with Any IR Device

A few days ago, I discussed 3 IR remote apps for Android that can serve as 3rd party alternatives to an IR Remote. I mentioned that these apps will only work if the manufacturer has granted 3rd party access to the IR blaster. Otherwise, the apps will not be able to detect the hardware.

While testing these apps on the LeTV Le Max, I discovered a similar issue with the eUI. The IR blaster can only be accessed by the built-in app and is not available to 3rd party apps. Even worse, the built-in Remote Control app’s database only includes basic TV models and does not support most devices in India and the US.

How to Configure Letv eUI Remote to Work with Any IR Device

The app had the option to add universal remote, allowing users to design a custom remote control and control all devices. What’s even better is that I can fit everything into a single remote.

Configuring the Universal Remote

Opening the remote and adding a device provides the option to design a Universal Remote. This allows you to create a custom remote by dragging and dropping buttons as needed. Once you have designed the remote, proceed to the next step.

How to Configure Letv eUI Remote to Work with Any IR Device

To train the universal remote, use the physical remotes for your devices. Point the phone and remote IR blaster towards each other. Press the button on the phone you want to train. Then, press and hold the button on the physical remote until the green sign appears.

How to Configure Letv eUI Remote to Work with Any IR Device

To configure all buttons on the universal virtual remote, repeat the steps and tap finish. Now you can use your LeTV device as an IR remote for all devices in your house, without depending on updates for your device. I even have my Canon IR remote configured in it.

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A useful tip for configuring the Letv universal remote is to maximize screen space. Instead of configuring separate remotes for the TV and Set top box, use the top and bottom quarter for each and select the most used buttons from both.

How to Configure Letv eUI Remote to Work with Any IR Device

If you want a similar universal remote recording feature on other Android IR-enabled devices, you can try AnyMote – Smart Remote Control.

Conclusion

The LeTV eUI IR remote app can be used on all devices. It’s an interesting feature that other developers should include in their default remote apps. Share your thoughts in our discussion forum.

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