Are you ready to binge on your favorite television shows? Awesome. Now think of all the remotes living on your coffee table: one for the TV, DVD player, cable, gaming console. That’s quite a collection you’ve got going there. Pare it down a bit by learning how to turn your smartphone or tablet into a TV remote.
A lot, actually. Not only are there now hundreds of apps for Chromecast, you can also mirror almost any content to the screen, and add personal media to the pictures that are shown when you are not actively watching anything.
Your Android is great at doing smartphone stuff on its own screen, but it's also remarkably adept at controlling devices and applications entirely separate from itself, from desktop applications to entire operating systems. Here's a look at our favorites.