Peel Smart Remote: TV guide & Universal Remote

Peel Smart Remote: TV guide & Universal Remote

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.6.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Peel Technologies, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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Peel Smart Remote: TV guide & Universal Remote App

Peel Smart Remote turns your iPhone into a smart universal remote to control your home electronics and provide personalized TV guide listings. Control via Wi-Fi is available for many devices, including many internet connected set-top boxes from Dish or DirecTV, along with Roku and Sonos media players, and some models of connected smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony. **** PRONTO DEVICE NEEDED FOR SOME REMOTE CONTROL FEATURES **** If your devices are not supported via WiFi control--including set-top boxes from Xfinity, Comcast, Time Warner and ATT Uverse--you can easily universal remote control 400,000+ devices, including all major brands of TVs, set-top boxes, DVD and Blu-Ray players, audio systems, media players like Apple TV and more by purchasing a Pronto device for $49.99 from major online retailers such as Amazon. You can also download and use the Peel Smart Remote app without Pronto or WiFi control if you want to use your iPhone as a TV guide to discover great shows and movies, save your favorite shows so you never miss an episode or simply set reminders to watch that episode later. TV listings are personally customized to your viewing habits. What you get with Peel Smart Remote: • Personalized TV listings and program guide • Ability to set reminders for shows or movies to watch later • Save your favorite shows so you never miss an episode • Control your internet-connected Dish (select Hopper models) or Direct TV set-top box • Control your Roku or internet-connected smart TV from LG, Sony, Vizio or Samsung (pre-2013) • Easily find and watch streaming videos from Netflix and YouTube • Control your TV, DVD, set top box, Apple TV and more right from your iPhone (with Pronto) • Peel Smart Remote offers Apple Watch app for iPhone • Control your favorite home device directly from the new iPhone 6s’ home screen using 3D Touch and Quick Actions This universal remote replaces Samsung remote, LG remote, Sony remote, Vizio remote, Dish remote, DirectTV remote, Xfinity remote, Apple TV remote. One remote to rule them all. Pronto costs just $49.99 and is available on Amazon (, and in the U.S., and also available at in Canada. Once you get your Pronto, set-up is easy. The device connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth Smart and then controls your TV and other electronic devices with a powerful 360-degree infrared IR blaster. For more information, visit We are constantly working to improve our app so you have the best experience possible. If you're having trouble getting the remote to work properly on a particular device or experiencing problems with TV listings or TV guide, please email directly rather than post the problem in a review. This will allow us to help you quickly and effectively, and solve the problem for others in our community. Visit, or follow us on Twitter (@peeltv) and Facebook ( for app updates. Supported brands include LG TV, Samsung TV, Vizio TV, Mitsubishi TV, Sony TV and hundreds of thousands more.

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Peel Smart Remote: TV guide & Universal Remote app reviews

  • Crap 1/5

    By Tank Knight
    It's crap. It wants your location and other information just to change a channel
  • Nope 1/5

    By Lizz😜😜💩
    Hate it WHY??? It does nottt even get ur friggin Wi-Fi!!!!! AND NOBODY GET THIS IF U HAVE A SAMSUNG TV. Thx. :)
  • From Samsung to Apple 1/5

    By GA_Bee
    Peel worked GREAT with Samsung. Upgraded to Apple, and now the remote doesn't work nearly as well.
  • Doesn't even work 1/5

    By Bobbiejean1
    I downloaded this app and it doesn't even work! I'm connected to my wifi and when I try to pair my phone, it's says it can't do it? Why have this app if we can't use it?
  • Must buy a remote transmitter, but worth it! 5/5

    By Esc in DC
    This beats buying a universal remote. The free app coupled with the transmitter ($18 on Amazon) reduced using 5+ remotes for me. So worth it! Nice app design too.
  • Very happy with this remote 5/5

    By DaveWilson99
    I just set up this app to work with the Pronto Peel this afternoon, and it works perfectly. I'm using it with an LG TV, a U-Verse Cable box, the latest Apple TV, and a Panasonic Blu-ray player. It was easy to program for every one of these – almost automatic. I can turn them on and off and I can control things. This is probably the best programmable remote that I have ever owned. The Pronto device works well, and the app is very well-designed. Highly recommended.
  • High hopes 4/5

    By Joe that guy
    You need the Pronto universal remote device for this to work and I just ordered mine off of Amazon for $17. They came way down in price and you will need one for each TV or device you want to control, I will be using this in my living room since my kids always lose one of the remotes. I will update this review once it arrives on Saturday.
  • Not Like the Samsung Version 1/5

    By Amby250
    I had this app on my galaxy 6 edge, and it worked great. Wonderful for us, because we have 4 kids, 4 tv's, yet no one can ever find a remote. Recently upgraded and switched to apple, and this version doesn't have the volume buttons, which makes the app pointless for me, considering half the time I'm looking for the remote, it's to turn the tv down the kids are blasting and have now lost the remote. Luckily Roku had an app with a remote that works with our roku tv.
  • Don't wast your time 1/5

    By Mooky8510
    Don't wast your time
  • Garbage 1/5

    By Nystevez
    Waste of time and space on my iPhone. Didn't work with my Vizeo 65" D-series. Never found the TV, and the app just continued to state "searching for Pronto"...Going to go do this pronto-Buying a universal remote for my TV
  • Bugs need to be fixed 3/5

    By WowieHowie11
    My app works perfectly fine, but on my husband's phone the buttons are finicky. The play and pause button for Roku won't work. Very frustrating.
  • Why do I need a pronto when I didn't before 1/5

    By TKA524
    I don't understand why I need the pronto thing to use this app for my TV and blu-ray player. I didn't need it when I had my Samsung phone but won't
  • Hard to use 1/5

    By ajajscott
    I used to really like this app but since the update I have no clue how to setup a remote for my tv with no wifi.
  • Useless 1/5

    By Indygirl97
    Why is it in the apple App Store if you need extra hardware for it to work? What a wast of time.
  • Works as advertised 4/5

    By Aarkonn
    As others reviewers have said, the batteries last forever and it works near flawlessly if setup as directed. For all those who fail to understand that iPhones, iPads, and iPods DO NOT have embedded IR emitters and if the device you want to control is incompatible w/ WIFI, this app needs the PRONTO (sold separately) to work as advertised. This is CLEARLY stated in the description. "Comprehension FTW 🤡❗️"
  • Waste of time 1/5

    By Joe14564
    Network error after network error
  • Amazing 5/5

    By Lucia star
    It works perfectly!
  • Don't work 1/5

    By Tbald5
    Don't work for iPhones for some reason. Pls fix it.
  • It's not working. 1/5

    By 🔮🔮🔮🗿🗿
    It tells me to set up the remote, but it's not working.
  • Unusable for IPhone 1/5

    By Shejasave
    Wasting time only👎🏿👎🏻👎🏼👎🏽
  • Screw the apple version 1/5

    By A very annoyed person now
    Had it on Droid and loved it. Didn't need some additional receiver. I could instantly hook up electronics to my phone. Now I can't. Don't download this crap.
  • Great on android garbage on iPhone 1/5

    By Nick name takenhh
    This worked amazing one my HTC One. Just got an iPhone 7 and won't connect. If it's not compatible with Apple please remove it from the store.
  • Really bad one. 1/5

    By Amarapple123
    I used this app in android phone. It used infra red mechanism. Now it wants to use my wifi and could not find any connected device. What a waste
  • Works, but could be better 3/5

    By joelmw
    1) The app works as advertised WITH an external IR device. Your iPhone won't magically grow an IR port, geniuses. 🙄 2) I love the guide integration and the way the app allows channel selection via the guide. Kudos for that. 3) What I don't get is how inflexible and lacking in configurability the remotes are. I get one clunky "custom" remote in an awkward grid pattern. The order of remotes can't be changed. Buttons can't be configured or integrated on the core remotes. I'd pay (a little) for this functionality, and it doesn't seem like it should be that big a deal. 4) Changing the connected iOS device (i.e., from one phone to another) is unnecessarily awkward. Still, I picked up my Pronto cheap ( and--apart from the mentioned frustrating limitations--I love being able to control all of my entertainment units from an iPhone app and without the need for line-of-sight from the phone.
  • Could be so much better 1/5

    By loveforever2
    I guess this isn't really the apps fault but it's still an issue. I first got this app on an android when I couldn't find my tv remote. It worked effortlessly with my galaxy. Then I switched back to iPhone and I was excited to use this app as a remote again. But every time I open this app, it tells me that I needed to buy a separate device in order to use it. I don't get the purpose of that, especially since with the android, the app worked just with my phone. I wish it didn't require spending extra money.
  • Works better on android 1/5

    By YNG$homie
    Doesn't work on iPhone it's trash
  • Not good 1/5

    By Desi1212
    It just doesn't work very well
  • STUPID 1/5

    By BigFella1009
  • Works. But could be better 3/5

    By jasonchristopher76
    The UI is a bit clunky. I would be like the option to skip the guide all together and go right to the remote. Also. The widget has not worked since I installed the app 2 years ago. Otherwise. Does a great job controlling my devices.
  • Not working properly. Iphone 5 3/5

    By DevotedPlayer
    It's inconsistent. Across Samsung and iPhone devices, sometimes Peel Smart works with no issues and other times it cannot find my Zip code, the brand, or REQUIRES specifically Wifi in the iPhone 5. It didnt use to be like this at all because it let you operate the TV... but i cant even do that anymore.
  • Apple TV 1/5

    By BLR24th
    Doesn't work with Apple TV. It says it does but it doesn't.
  • Worked few months then stopped 1/5

    By sd_flyer
    After working for a few month "pronto" ran out of batteries. Installing brand new batteries solve the problem for a few weeks then "pronto" stopped responding again . Tried to pair pronto with my phone again via peel app but no luck. Peel sees "pronto" but never can finish pairing. Followed FAQ reset "pronto" try to re-pair again - no joy. Very frustrating
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Cmd214
    I loved this app on my Samsung galaxy switched to iPhone and downloaded it again. Now I can't connect it to my surround sound bar(I have no remote for it). Only connects via things running off wifi!
  • Missing options? 3/5

    By Balbers44
    Why can't I find the smart home control options anywhere in the app???
  • You have to buy Pronto 1/5

    By Taschultz
    You have to buy Pronto to use this as a smart remote. I had this app on another phone and didn't have to do that. Bummer they changed it.
  • Ripoff 1/5

    By Ff27emt
    You have to buy their thing to connect to your tv
  • booo 1/5

    By Disgusted with app
    I use Peel smart remote for my Galaxy phone, so I looked for it to use with my Iphone. It says that it works with Iphone.... WRONG.. When I attempt set-up, it tries to sell me a $50 app to make it work. Peel.....I like your remote, but if you want money, say so UP FRONT !
  • If you switch from Android to iPhone 1/5

    By Meli Melz
    It does not connect to my TCL tv as it would with my pervious Galaxy Note 4 flawlessly. With my iPhone it said to connect to IP address with wifi and both phone and tv were on and still nothing. This would be very helpful for people who doesn't have Apple TV, and switch from Android to Apple
  • Not for Iphone 1/5

    By Wcwstar
    It does not work for iPhone without buying additional equipment. Why is it even in the App Store?
  • Crap... 1/5

    By fjsrnunes
    Waste of time!!!
  • Doesn't work 1/5

    By Hdhdjfidihahand
  • Must pay on iPhone 1/5

    By Madub06
    I had this with my Samsung phone and it was awesome. I could program any tv for free. Now with the iPhone you have to buy something separate
  • Peel fails 1/5

    By Trulydisappointed1000
    Peel is a failure on all levels. If you don't have "Pronto" this app is completely useless. Find a real app that can actually be beneficial.
  • The worst 1/5

    By The Worst!$!!!&$$&7)?/!/$/$2
    This app is not going to help. Either look for your remote or buy a new one!
  • Useless 1/5

    By 000160394
    Does nothing
  • Doesn't work 1/5

    By D__rod_
    Doesn't work
  • Could be a wonderful app. 3/5

    I really like this app but there's several things they can improve: 1. Add an option to add devices by code. 2. Remove ads when customers connects a pronto peel device. 3. Fix annoying crashes when the app is learning new codes.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Tvdudez2
    Just what I've been hoping-looking for, well done! ( Samsung TV, Directv box, iPhone 5s )
  • Not Like Android!!! 2/5

    By ProVideoGamer
    If you came thinking that it was going to be like the Android version then you are wrong because you have to buy a IR peripheral to make the app work, or have a TV that is connected to the internet that your device is on. The app works but it isn't simple like the Android version. (Hoped this helped someone save their megabytes!)
  • Not compatible 1/5

    By 2Mpressu
    I just recently changed over to an iPhone from using my LG phone where I had and app already on the phone to sync in order to use the phone as a remote for the t.v.. So I decided to download this app, wrong decision. I have an antenna for my t.v and all I wanted to do was to be able to change the channels and volume on my t.v., this never happened. Worst App Ever, Not Useful for IPhone7 at all. Please if anyone knows of an app to achieve my very simple goals of just changing the channels on my t.v. Please let me know. This app gets 5👎🏾's down.

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