Control an Android TV via smartphone (use smartphone as mouse or keyboard for Android TV)

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Senior Member
Apr 11, 2010
I am estonished how less information I could find about that topic. Control a TV set via standard IR remote control is painful. Just think about type in a search word for the different apps.
Wouldn't it be much easier to use smartphone for this? I found in PlayStore quite a few apps that promise things like that, but I get non of them working. Most time they doesn't even find my Android TV, although all is in same net.
The only app I could found that does at least a little was the "Android TV Remote" (yellow icon) - but only after manually type in my IP. But it can just move curser a bit, so not so helpful.

I heard about Googles own app: "Android TV Remote Service".

While I could found that app on PC google store, it was not available at smart phone? Why that. So I go for some other place to download as:
but couldn't install it.

Anyone has some ideas how to solve the problem?


Senior Member
Aug 31, 2010
Use KDE Connect.

I'd recommend installing using "adb install -g" to grant all permissions except for accessability.

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