Peel Smart Remote turns your Android & iOS device into a TV Guide and remote control at once

Developer: PeelDownload: Android, iOS
Category: EntertainmentPrice: Free

The age of reaching for the TV remote, only to discover you forgot precisely where you put it two minutes ago, has been succeeded by the age of reaching for your smartphone or tablet, only to... well, you know where this is going. But if you enjoy the convenience of using your IR blaster-equipped handy as a TV remote, you might be an ideal candidate for Peel Smart Remote. Available on Android and iOS, this little gem turns your device into a TV Guide and remote control at once.

Instead of flipping through channels like entire generations of viewers did before, Peel shows you what's on your local TV network and Netflix, and presents you descriptions and details about TV shows. If you want to watch something, Peel will take you there with just a tap. The remote part of Peel works in over 200 countries, while the Program Guide covers 110 countries, so don't worry - you'll know what and where to watch, even in Nauru.

Being a smart TV Guide, Peel lets you browse TV shows by categories, tag them as favorite, share what you're watching on Facebook & Twitter or find what your friends are into, search Netflix, view the TV schedule one week ahead, and get personalized TV recommendations. Not bad for a free remote!



1. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

This is the app the comes in the Samsung Galaxy smartphones. I have an HTC One m7, I don't know if I properly set up the TV app or what but I can only control my TV and not my Time Warner cable box while i set up my mother's Samsung G galaxy note 3 and found it easier to understand and set up and controls the cable box as well as the TV..... I think I need to try and setup my HTC One m7 again.

2. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Then I'll try this app.

3. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

You should specify it requires an IR blaster for those non-tech literate that find their way here. I won't work on an iOS device without extra equipment. Same with most (all?) Moto phones.

9. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yep.....including the Nexus 6. I really wanted this phone, but the lack of an IR blaster was make or break for me. It's easily one of the most used features I use on my Note 3.

4. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

It only works for DirecTV and Dish...but if you have another cable provider you can utilize it for a "channel guide" yippee.

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

No, it works for cable providers too. You just have to have an IR blaster to be able to utilize it as a remote. That was the point of my previous post. They also used to make a "coffee table dongle" like thing that you could use. I don't know if they still do though.

5. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

its an awesome application

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have DTV, and will be setting it up as soon as I get home from work.

8. wilsong17 unregistered

use it every day on my note 3

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yes. So far the only Samsung bloatware that remain enabled and use on a daily basis. I hope Samsung will keep the IR sensor for their future phone model.

11. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Play store will only install this to my one Samsung device, which is not my EDC.

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