Big box stores like Target and Best Buy carry a range of universal remotes. They are not brand specific, allowing you to program universal remote controls and use them with any device model from almost any electronics manufacturer.
The Dollar Tree retail store offers its own affordable universal remote that can be programmed to control various devices. You can program this remote control to control your TV, VCR, DVD player, stereo or other component in just a few minutes.
The good news is: Yes, you can use a universal remote with any TV sold today. To replace your TV remote control, you could purchase a device-specific remote control from your TV manufacturer, but this could prove expensive and is actually unnecessary.
Call the TV manufacturer. You can find the number in the operating instructions for your TV or on the Internet. If you wish to replace your TV remote control with an identical one, you must obtain a replacement directly from the manufacturer.
Even with a tiny media center, a universal remote can still get your money’s worth. That is, as long as you have (or want) a robust smarthome. In principle, remote controls such as Harmony Hub, Harmony Companion and Fire TV Cube can be easily integrated into a smart home.
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Since Vizio Smart TV remotes work with IR blasters, the average universal remote you buy will most likely work with your Vizio Smart TV.
As long as your smart TV has an infrared sensor (or whatever connection type your remote uses, like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi), your universal remote should work with it.
Can universal remotes work on all TVs? Yes, for the most part a universal remote should work on any TV. However, this depends on the make and model of your remote control and TV. By and large, your universal remote should work with any TV made in the last ten years or so.
Universal remote apps can be downloaded for Android devices provided they have a built-in IR (infrared) blaster or an attached IR dongle. If your phone doesn’t have an IR blaster, you can use an IR dongle with it.
Call your remote’s manufacturer and see if they can provide you with the codes you need. If you want the entire code list, have it sent to you. Make sure you provide the manufacturer with the correct model of your remote control. The model number is located on the inside of the battery latch.
If your phone has an IR blaster, download a TV remote control app like AnyMote Smart IR Remote. Not only can it control your TV, but also any device that receives an IR signal – set-top boxes, DVD and Blu-ray players, stereo systems and even some air conditioners.
General Method #4: Press and hold the power button and the device button at the same time until the LED blinks or turns solid, then release the power button and press repeatedly until turns the device on or off, and then press the device button (sometimes the stop button) to save the setting.