If you're tired of managing a separate remote control for each of your home theater components, it's time to consider a universal remote control. By choosing the best universal remote for your needs, you can simplify your home theater experience by controlling all your devices from one source. Find features like one-touch access to your favorite content and activities to make it even easier to find exactly what you're looking for. Also, keep in mind the difference between an IR remote control (infrared) and an RF remote (radio frequency). An IR remote is a good choice if you are only using a TV and you're looking for an easy-to-use model. An RF remote is best for controlling multiple devices, or if there are longer distances to cover.
The first thing to consider before choosing a universal remote is how many devices you'll be controlling. If you're just controlling a TV, a basic remote is a perfect choice. But most people have multiple components that make up their home theater, including Blu-ray DVD players, home theater receivers, surround sound speakers, and streaming media players. If that sounds like you, consider a more robust model. And, if you think that creating a smart home is an option for you, we have universal smart TV remotes that can control everything from smart lighting to Wi-Fi thermostats and more.
Bringing Your Universal Remote Home
For many people, the thought of a universal TV remote is enticing. However, remote control setup and programming can often seem daunting. That's where the Geek Squad® comes in. Geek Squad Agents are home theater experts. Not only can they help you decide which device is perfect for your needs, they'll program your universal remote for you. They can also show you how to use it, offer helpful tips and tricks, and get you up and running in no time. Whether you're looking for a simple remote that controls just a couple of devices, or you need a device that controls a complete home automation system, we have you covered.
One thing to keep in mind is that in the excitement of bringing home a new remote and learning about the new functionality available at your fingertips, people often forget the most basic necessity — the batteries. Don't feel the frustration of making a separate trip to the store, just for batteries. Find a wide selection of rechargeable batteries that fit your universal remote, or all your devices.