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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for simple remote controls.

A remote control is a device that allows you to operate your TV, cable box, or other equipment without having to get up from the couch. The best ones are easy to use, have a long lifespan, and offer plenty of buttons for specialized functions. Browse the top-ranked list of simple remote controls below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Universal Remote Control - Touch Screen Handheld Remote with Microphone - Black - Front_Zoom

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    This premium handheld controller presents a streamlined design with a both touch screen and hard buttons for optimal hand feel and functionality. The hard buttons deliver the convenience of control without having to look at the screen. When separated from the charging base, the touch screen features back-side finger grips to complete a perfect fit. The vibrant 5-inch color LCD screen delivers high-resolution graphics and ease of use. With enhanced processing speed, the MX-4000 enables quick response to simple one-touch or voice commands, and the built-in mic and speaker communicate seamlessly with Amazon Alexa and Comcast Xfinity. Pickup sensor wakes the device and ensures a premium user experience. The MX-4000 is able to control an entire residential or commercial URC system.
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    This premium handheld controller presents a streamlined design with a both touch screen and hard buttons for optimal hand feel and functionality. The hard buttons deliver the convenience of control without having to look at the screen. When separated from the charging base, the touch screen features back-side finger grips to complete a perfect fit. The vibrant 5-inch color LCD screen delivers high-resolution graphics and ease of use. With enhanced processing speed, the MX-4000 enables quick response to simple one-touch or voice commands, and the built-in mic and speaker communicate seamlessly with Amazon Alexa and Comcast Xfinity. Pickup sensor wakes the device and ensures a premium user experience. The MX-4000 is able to control an entire residential or commercial URC system.
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  2. Philips - 4-Device Backlit Universal Remote - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Universal Remote...Quite a bit better than some Samsung remotes!...Easy to operate and easy to set up. Purchased remote because I didn't want to have 3 different remotes. "

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    Consolidate control of your home entertainment with the Philips 4-Device Universal Remote. Elegantly designed with a pearl white finish and black rubberized back, this universal remote features a fully backlit keypad and operates up to four separate devices, including your TV, Blu-ray player, soundbar, streaming media player and more. This universal remote allows you to clear the clutter by replacing all your controllers with one sleek, ergonomic, handheld device. Preprogrammed for immediate use with Samsung TVs and Roku streaming media boxes, this universal remote control offers simple, user friendly setup with your choice of auto code search or direct code entry programming. Just insert two AA batteries (not included) and follow the included instructions or our online step-by-step programming videos. The primary audio control feature allows you to adjust the volume regardless of which device is being used. And, for added convenience, this remote includes a Blu-ray/DVD player open/close button, simple menu navigation and a dash button for sub-channel access. Make this attractive Philips 4-Device Universal remote the center of your home entertainment system.
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    "Universal Remote...Quite a bit better than some Samsung remotes!...Easy to operate and easy to set up. Purchased remote because I didn't want to have 3 different remotes. "

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    Consolidate control of your home entertainment with the Philips 4-Device Universal Remote. Elegantly designed with a pearl white finish and black rubberized back, this universal remote features a fully backlit keypad and operates up to four separate devices, including your TV, Blu-ray player, soundbar, streaming media player and more. This universal remote allows you to clear the clutter by replacing all your controllers with one sleek, ergonomic, handheld device. Preprogrammed for immediate use with Samsung TVs and Roku streaming media boxes, this universal remote control offers simple, user friendly setup with your choice of auto code search or direct code entry programming. Just insert two AA batteries (not included) and follow the included instructions or our online step-by-step programming videos. The primary audio control feature allows you to adjust the volume regardless of which device is being used. And, for added convenience, this remote includes a Blu-ray/DVD player open/close button, simple menu navigation and a dash button for sub-channel access. Make this attractive Philips 4-Device Universal remote the center of your home entertainment system.
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  3. Philips - 4 Device Remote Control - Matte Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Easy remote...I wish I didn't have to switch around all of these remotes...Great remote control device....I was looking for a simple to use remote control device at a nice price and I found it on this one, no complaints"

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    Take control of your home entertainment equipment with the Philips 4-Device Universal Remote in a matte black finish. Designed to operate up to four separate devices, including your TV, Blu-ray player, cable, satellite and more, this universal remote lets you consolidate your controllers into one handheld device. Eliminate the hassle of managing multiple remotes as you enhance and simplify your home entertainment system. Preprogrammed for immediate use with Samsung TVs and Roku streaming boxes, this remote offers simple, user‑friendly setup with your choice of auto code search or direct code entry programming. The primary audio control feature allows you to adjust the volume regardless of which device is being used. And, for added convenience, this remote includes a Blu-ray/DVD player open/close button as well as advanced DVR functions, simple menu navigation, a dot button for sub-channel access and a streaming APPS button to take you straight to the streaming apps on your smart TV. Make this Philips 4-Device Universal remote the center of your home entertainment system.
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    "Easy remote...I wish I didn't have to switch around all of these remotes...Great remote control device....I was looking for a simple to use remote control device at a nice price and I found it on this one, no complaints"

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    Take control of your home entertainment equipment with the Philips 4-Device Universal Remote in a matte black finish. Designed to operate up to four separate devices, including your TV, Blu-ray player, cable, satellite and more, this universal remote lets you consolidate your controllers into one handheld device. Eliminate the hassle of managing multiple remotes as you enhance and simplify your home entertainment system. Preprogrammed for immediate use with Samsung TVs and Roku streaming boxes, this remote offers simple, user‑friendly setup with your choice of auto code search or direct code entry programming. The primary audio control feature allows you to adjust the volume regardless of which device is being used. And, for added convenience, this remote includes a Blu-ray/DVD player open/close button as well as advanced DVR functions, simple menu navigation, a dot button for sub-channel access and a streaming APPS button to take you straight to the streaming apps on your smart TV. Make this Philips 4-Device Universal remote the center of your home entertainment system.
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  4. Philips - 6 Device Backlit Universal Remote Control - Brushed Electric Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Philips - 6 Device Backlit Remote Control....This remote works great! It is simple to set up so several units in my home theater can be controlled by this one remote. ...Control freak...Easy to program and simple to use. The blue color is rather unique as well, to help distinguish it amongst other remotes."

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    Add a splash of color to your home theater setup with the Philips 6-Device Universal Remote in a brushed electric blue finish. Designed to operate up to six separate devices, including your TV, Blu-ray player, cable, satellite and more, this universal remote lets you consolidate your controllers into one handheld device. Eliminate the hassle of managing multiple remotes as you enhance and simplify your home entertainment system. This remote features a fully backlit keypad for use in low-light settings and is preprogrammed for immediate use with Samsung TVs and Roku streaming boxes. It offers simple, user‑friendly setup with your choice of auto code search or direct code entry programming, and the primary audio control feature allows you to adjust the volume regardless of which device is being used. For added convenience, this remote includes a Blu-ray/DVD player open/close button as well as advanced DVR functions, simple menu navigation, a dot button for sub-channel access and a streaming APPS button to take you straight to the streaming apps on your smart TV. Make this Philips 6-Device Universal remote the center of your home entertainment system.
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    "Philips - 6 Device Backlit Remote Control....This remote works great! It is simple to set up so several units in my home theater can be controlled by this one remote. ...Control freak...Easy to program and simple to use. The blue color is rather unique as well, to help distinguish it amongst other remotes."

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    Add a splash of color to your home theater setup with the Philips 6-Device Universal Remote in a brushed electric blue finish. Designed to operate up to six separate devices, including your TV, Blu-ray player, cable, satellite and more, this universal remote lets you consolidate your controllers into one handheld device. Eliminate the hassle of managing multiple remotes as you enhance and simplify your home entertainment system. This remote features a fully backlit keypad for use in low-light settings and is preprogrammed for immediate use with Samsung TVs and Roku streaming boxes. It offers simple, user‑friendly setup with your choice of auto code search or direct code entry programming, and the primary audio control feature allows you to adjust the volume regardless of which device is being used. For added convenience, this remote includes a Blu-ray/DVD player open/close button as well as advanced DVR functions, simple menu navigation, a dot button for sub-channel access and a streaming APPS button to take you straight to the streaming apps on your smart TV. Make this Philips 6-Device Universal remote the center of your home entertainment system.
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  5. One for All - 8 Device Universal Smart 8 TV Remote - Front_Zoom
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    "Remote...Love the app and simplicity to setup. Purchased multiple remotes already for the house....Very simple to program work with all my remotes everything’s now and the one no hiccups no problems Great Buy good value"

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    The Smart 8 remote operates the following devices: Smart Tv's, Streaming Boxes (Roku), Cable Set Top Boxes -DirecTv, Comcast, Dish, DVD & Blu-ray Players, Soundbars, Gaming Consoles, and more. Follow three simple steps to set up your remote in literally less than two minutes. An easy to understand quick start guide is included. The Smart 8 remote also has a Smart App to program your remote by pairing it to bluetooth. Simply select the devices you want to control in the app (Anroid and iOS) and the codes are sent to your remote. Control multiple devices as if they were one using the 5 activity keys - one button controls multiple devices. App direct keys allow quick access to your favorite streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube.
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    "Remote...Love the app and simplicity to setup. Purchased multiple remotes already for the house....Very simple to program work with all my remotes everything’s now and the one no hiccups no problems Great Buy good value"

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    The Smart 8 remote operates the following devices: Smart Tv's, Streaming Boxes (Roku), Cable Set Top Boxes -DirecTv, Comcast, Dish, DVD & Blu-ray Players, Soundbars, Gaming Consoles, and more. Follow three simple steps to set up your remote in literally less than two minutes. An easy to understand quick start guide is included. The Smart 8 remote also has a Smart App to program your remote by pairing it to bluetooth. Simply select the devices you want to control in the app (Anroid and iOS) and the codes are sent to your remote. Control multiple devices as if they were one using the 5 activity keys - one button controls multiple devices. App direct keys allow quick access to your favorite streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube.
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  6. One For All Apple TV Remote - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Model: URC1110
    SKU: 6578688
    Top comment

    "More remote control skills than just AppleTV...At his point, the remote will operate the Apple TV controls. This line-of-sight control using the Infrared señor in the AppleTV. ...In all, it’s a good device, but I would have liked a more durable material to the body of the remote. It feels better than generic cheap universal remotes sold in grocery stores, but it doesn’t feel as premium for the price. "

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    Product Description

    This One For All Apple TV Remote will elevate your viewing experience with intuitive control and effortless navigation. Control your Apple TV as well as Television and Audio devices, without the constraints of mode-switching. Enjoy the comfort of Siri Voice search, find and access all content across live TV and streaming apps easily with minimum effort. The remote also comes with backlit keys allowing you to easily find it in a low light environment, thanks to the built-in accelerometer which activates when motion is detected.
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    "More remote control skills than just AppleTV...At his point, the remote will operate the Apple TV controls. This line-of-sight control using the Infrared señor in the AppleTV. ...In all, it’s a good device, but I would have liked a more durable material to the body of the remote. It feels better than generic cheap universal remotes sold in grocery stores, but it doesn’t feel as premium for the price. "

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    Product Description

    This One For All Apple TV Remote will elevate your viewing experience with intuitive control and effortless navigation. Control your Apple TV as well as Television and Audio devices, without the constraints of mode-switching. Enjoy the comfort of Siri Voice search, find and access all content across live TV and streaming apps easily with minimum effort. The remote also comes with backlit keys allowing you to easily find it in a low light environment, thanks to the built-in accelerometer which activates when motion is detected.
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  7. One For All Smart Control PRO 6 - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: URC7966
    SKU: 6551538
    Top comment

    "This is a good teachable remote, while at the top of the 'budget remotes', it's still far less expensive than the $1,000 models. ...It’s a smart remote...We were wrong, it’s much better then the original remote and installation was fast and simple. The keyword; smart remote!"

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    Introducing the Smart Control Pro, the ultimate Google TV Remote, offering seamless control of up to 6 devices fully backlit. Smart Control Pro is compatible with the followoing devices: TV, Set Top Box, DVD/Blu-ray, Audio, Soundbar, (IR) Game console and (IR) Streaming devices such as Apple TV and Fire TV sticks.The Smart Control Pro features Voice control for Android/Google TV. Hold down the voice key and speak into the remote to search for specific content. No more switching between devices, Three smart activities offer seamless control of your devices without switching between device types all the time - isn't that convenient? The Smart control Pro 6 also features 4 handy shortcut keys to your favourite streaming services, you will be just one key press away from Amazon Prime, YouTube, Netflix, Disney+ or any other online streaming app. My Nevo Smartphone application allows for easy set up and programming. My Nevo app guides you through a few steps to set up all your devices in just minutes.
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    "This is a good teachable remote, while at the top of the 'budget remotes', it's still far less expensive than the $1,000 models. ...It’s a smart remote...We were wrong, it’s much better then the original remote and installation was fast and simple. The keyword; smart remote!"

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    Introducing the Smart Control Pro, the ultimate Google TV Remote, offering seamless control of up to 6 devices fully backlit. Smart Control Pro is compatible with the followoing devices: TV, Set Top Box, DVD/Blu-ray, Audio, Soundbar, (IR) Game console and (IR) Streaming devices such as Apple TV and Fire TV sticks.The Smart Control Pro features Voice control for Android/Google TV. Hold down the voice key and speak into the remote to search for specific content. No more switching between devices, Three smart activities offer seamless control of your devices without switching between device types all the time - isn't that convenient? The Smart control Pro 6 also features 4 handy shortcut keys to your favourite streaming services, you will be just one key press away from Amazon Prime, YouTube, Netflix, Disney+ or any other online streaming app. My Nevo Smartphone application allows for easy set up and programming. My Nevo app guides you through a few steps to set up all your devices in just minutes.
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  8. Universal Remote Control - MX-890 IR/RF Open Architecture Remote w/Charging Base - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great wireless remote: not cheap but really worth...I wish the Salisbury, Maryland store offered this instead of cheap remotes that only work for a limited time....Remote control...Michael, our Geek Squad tech, was excellent at programming this remote."

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    Product Description

    The MX-890 is a versatile programmable handheld remote provides single-room IR control – TV, A/V components, cable and satellite boxes. It is ideal for home theater installations and A/V control in kitchens and bedrooms. Customizable user interface enables dealer to create custom on-screen graphics. When used with a compatible Complete Control base station, it controls A/V components through walls and cabinet doors, even from outside - no need to point the remote or be in the same room.
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    "Great wireless remote: not cheap but really worth...I wish the Salisbury, Maryland store offered this instead of cheap remotes that only work for a limited time....Remote control...Michael, our Geek Squad tech, was excellent at programming this remote."

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    Product Description

    The MX-890 is a versatile programmable handheld remote provides single-room IR control – TV, A/V components, cable and satellite boxes. It is ideal for home theater installations and A/V control in kitchens and bedrooms. Customizable user interface enables dealer to create custom on-screen graphics. When used with a compatible Complete Control base station, it controls A/V components through walls and cabinet doors, even from outside - no need to point the remote or be in the same room.
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  9. Philips - Elite EZ Slide 2-Device Universal Remote, For Seniors, Elders - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Grandma's remote...This is the best remote for seniors. The buttons are big....A remote for my elderly mom...I love this remote it was purchased for my mother who is elderly. "

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    Minimize button overload and get back to basics with the Philips Elite EZ Slide 2-Device Universal Remote Control. Its simplified keypad includes easy-to-read, color-coded backlit buttons to control basic ON/OFF, volume and channel selection functions. Additional buttons are located beneath the EZ Slide cover, allowing you to program the remote and then hide the extra buttons that can be confusing or overwhelming to some. To protect the remote from accidentally being reprogrammed, the lock feature disables functionality of the hidden buttons. This universal remote comes preprogrammed for use with Samsung TVs but can easily be set up to operate other brands using your choice of auto code search or direct code entry programming. Additionally, the AUX button can be set to operate your set-top box or soundbar. For convenience, the power button will simultaneously turn ON/OFF both devices. And, when the sheer number of TV channels is overwhelming, the favorites function lets you program up to 10 of your most-watched channels and then set your channel selection buttons to scroll through only those channels you’ve selected. Enjoy hassle-free control of your home entertainment with the Philips Elite EZ Slide 2-Device Universal Remote Control.
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    "Grandma's remote...This is the best remote for seniors. The buttons are big....A remote for my elderly mom...I love this remote it was purchased for my mother who is elderly. "

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    Minimize button overload and get back to basics with the Philips Elite EZ Slide 2-Device Universal Remote Control. Its simplified keypad includes easy-to-read, color-coded backlit buttons to control basic ON/OFF, volume and channel selection functions. Additional buttons are located beneath the EZ Slide cover, allowing you to program the remote and then hide the extra buttons that can be confusing or overwhelming to some. To protect the remote from accidentally being reprogrammed, the lock feature disables functionality of the hidden buttons. This universal remote comes preprogrammed for use with Samsung TVs but can easily be set up to operate other brands using your choice of auto code search or direct code entry programming. Additionally, the AUX button can be set to operate your set-top box or soundbar. For convenience, the power button will simultaneously turn ON/OFF both devices. And, when the sheer number of TV channels is overwhelming, the favorites function lets you program up to 10 of your most-watched channels and then set your channel selection buttons to scroll through only those channels you’ve selected. Enjoy hassle-free control of your home entertainment with the Philips Elite EZ Slide 2-Device Universal Remote Control.
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  10. SNAP CLIP - Universal Remote for Mobile Devices - Powder Pink - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Even if it shows up in your pictures it doesn't look like a remote and is small most ppl wouldn't even notice it....A fun addition to taking selfies or any other pictures. Its hands free and simple to use"

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    SNAP CLIP is a single-button universal remote control for your phone, tablet or laptop. Connect SNAP CLIP to your IOS or Android device with a standard Bluetooth connection and control the world's most popular apps. SNAP CLIP is a button that clips to your pocket, purse, hat, keyring, or any other easy-to-access location.
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    "Even if it shows up in your pictures it doesn't look like a remote and is small most ppl wouldn't even notice it....A fun addition to taking selfies or any other pictures. Its hands free and simple to use"

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    SNAP CLIP is a single-button universal remote control for your phone, tablet or laptop. Connect SNAP CLIP to your IOS or Android device with a standard Bluetooth connection and control the world's most popular apps. SNAP CLIP is a button that clips to your pocket, purse, hat, keyring, or any other easy-to-access location.
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