You don't need a separate piece of hardware — just a computer that can talk to your TV. Download this remote for your Android phone and run all of your media through the set with the help of the XBMC software hub, just like you would with a dedicated set-side device. Control From: Android Price: FREE
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Remote controls: those representatives of a longstanding love-hate relationship between humans and certain kinds of hardware. But all of that is changing.
Smartphones and mobile devices have transformed the lozenges and wands of the old school remote (complete with its endless rows of little and inscrutable buttons) into more efficient, pictorial, intuitive environments.
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Here's a roundup of 10 apps that tap you right into your TV — all from your phone or tablet.
This story originally published on Mashable here.