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Turn Your Android Into a Universal Remote Control

January 3, 2012


Great, another reason to be lazy! If there’s one thing that Adam Sandler’s previous movie, Click, taught us is to value time—especially the little things. Okay, I’m going a little bit overboard with this introduction but the fine analogy I was making here is between the remote control used in the movie and a new app called Dijit.

If you have an Android smartphone or tablet that has an IR port, you can use Dijit to convert your gadget into a universal remote control—for all your electronics at home. All you have to do is download the free app and set up the remote control functionality according to each of your device and your local satellite or cable service. It is really easy to set up the remote control onto your Android, taking only about five minutes to complete the process. After that, you can use your Android as a remote control for your TV, A/V box, cable/satellite box, and more.


Each remote you have set up has a corresponding rendering on Dijit’s screen. As a result of this, you get a ‘real’ remote for your devices. Moreover, the app will provide a touchpad control in the middle which triggers actions when you swipe around the pad. However, you have to be careful when you do this as you can unintentionally alter your video source on your TV.

Although it is quite bulky for a remote control alone, you can find it advantageous as it has a TV guide functionality. Apart from scanning hundreds of channels, you can make use of the search function to locate what you want.

Dijit currently supports dozens of the biggest brands for its remote control functions.