Just more controller woes
TV remote for Insignia from Mobile Tools Shop is a remote control application. This program helps you to control your Insignia TV through your phone or tablet. That said though, it’s not compatible with many models and doesn’t offer any support.
This app is supposed to add convenience for couch potatoes who want to control their TV from their phone. Unfortunately, it rarely works.
Instead of functioning as promised, this app is equivalent to downloading a picture of a remote. It advertises that it works with all Insignia products, but that’s not the case. It doesn’t allow you to put your model number in at any point and isn’t compatible with many Android versions. This remote requires that your mobile device has a built-in infrared blaster.
In addition to simply not functioning, this app bombards users with advertisements. These ads made it frustrating to use, and if you have trouble, there’s no way to troubleshoot.
If you’re looking for a mobile solution to replace your old battery-controlled remote, there are many options. One notable alternative is TV Remote for Insignia by IR solutions.
Where can you run this program?
This app requires Android 4.2 and up.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. IR Solutions’ TV Remote functions well and is simple to configure. As long as your TV and Android device are connected to the same WiFi network, it works like a charm.
This app underperforms. While it claims to offer you convenience and ease, it does the opposite. It’s frustrating to use and hardly works.
Should you download it?
No. If you want a controller for your Insignia TV, you should download the app from IR Solutions instead.
- Too many ads
- Non-functional controls
- Requires an IR Blaster