How To Use Mi Remote To Control TV, AC, Set-Top Box

Xiomi smartphones are surely sweeping the market away and are selling like hot cakes. But apart from its features and functionality, do you know that through Redmi smartphones you can actually control your electrical appliances? Yes, you heard it right, through the Redmi smartphone you can use most of your electrical appliance just like you would with your normal remote. But how? Well, Xiomi contains an IR blaster on all its smartphone through which you can easily control electrical appliances such as TV, AC, Set-top box, and many such others that are around you. And the best part, Xiomi has paired the infrared blaster with its handy Mi Remote app, which the company updates constantly to support new devices.

So, if you are missing on your device’s remote and luckily you got a Redmi smartphone, then don’t worry you can still operate your device by just following the steps mentioned below.

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How to use Mi remote to control TV:

  1. Open the Mi Remote app from the Tools folder. (It is an inbuilt app for Xiomi Redmi smartphones).
  2. Then, tap on “Add Remote” button from the bottom of your screen.
  3. Once done, you will get a number of appliance category to choose from. Now select the category of “TV”.
  4. After selecting, you now need to choose the company and the model name of your TV.
  5. Next, you will be asked to point the Mi remote at your TV, and simultaneously you need to press the on-screen blue button. Keep the button pressed until your TV will respond, as the app will automatically cycle through various IR codes. And once your TV responds, your phone will vibrate slightly, now you can leave the on-screen button.
  6. Then a question will pop-up on your screen, “Does the device respond” make sure to press “Yes”.
  7. You can now enter the name for your device and a shortcut to control it from home-screen. Once done, tap on “Paired” from the bottom of your screen and your TV remote will be completely ready to use.

How to use Mi remote to control AC:

  1. Open the Mi Remote app from the Tools folder. (It is an inbuilt app for Xiomi Redmi smartphones).
  2. Then, tap on “Add Remote” button from the bottom of your screen.
  3. Once done, you will get a number of appliance category to choose from. Now select the category of “AC”.
  4. After selecting, you now need to choose the company and the model name of your AC.
  5. Next, you will be asked to point the Mi remote at your AC, and simultaneously you need to press the on-screen blue button. Keep the button pressed until your AC will respond, as the app will automatically cycle through various IR codes. And once your AC responds, your phone will vibrate slightly, now you can leave the on-screen button.
  6. Then a question will pop-up on your screen, “Does the device respond” make sure to press “Yes”
  7. Next, again point the remote at your AC by pressing the blue on-screen button. Release the button once your TV responds and then tap on “Yes”.
  8. You can now enter the name for your device and a shortcut to control it from home-screen. Once done, tap on “Paired” from the bottom of your screen and your AC remote will be completely ready to use.

How to use Mi remote to control Set-Top box:

  1. Open the Mi Remote app from the Tools folder. (It is an inbuilt app for Xiomi Redmi smartphones).
  2. Then, tap on “Add Remote” button from the bottom of your screen.
  3. Once done, you will get a number of appliance category to choose from. Now select the category of “Set-top Box”.
  4. After selecting, you now need to choose the company and the model name of your Set-top Box.
  5. Next, you will be asked to point the Mi remote at your Set-top box, and simultaneously you need to press the on-screen blue button. Keep the button pressed until your Set-top box will respond, as the app will automatically cycle through various IR codes. And once your Set-top box responds, your phone will vibrate slightly, now you can leave the on-screen button.
  6. Then a question will pop-up on your screen, “Does the device respond” make sure to press “Yes”
  7. You can now enter the name for your device and a shortcut to control it from home-screen. Once done, tap on “Paired” from the bottom of your screen and your Set-top box remote will be completely ready to use.

Note: Even after completing all the IR codes by pressing on the blue button, your device doesn’t respond. You can then submit your device’s model so that Xiomi can work on it in the future.

Note: The similar steps goes for other device’s too which are in the Mi Remote list.

So, with the above steps, you can easily operate your TV, AC, Set-top box and a number of other electrical appliances through your Xiomi Redmi smartphones with the Mi Remote app. Also, the app prioritizes the list of remotes that you have added depending on your location. So, if you are at home, the list will arrange itself accordingly. And for a much quicker use, you can always add your device’s remote on your home screen.

So before swiping into the comfort of your Redmi smartphones, don’t forget to share this article with your friends too. And do mention your reviews in the comment box below.

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