Phillips was one of the first brands that pioneered in a praiseworthy attempt to make the TV-sets and smartphones “get married.”
If you happen to own a Philips Smart TV manufactured after 2014 – rejoice! The company released an application that allows you to manipulate your Phillips TV and do some other nifty things.
The primary function of the application is being a substitute for a physical Philips Smart TV remote control. You know how it gets with the remotes: dogs tend to devour them (like homework), kids have a tendency to sabotage them, and the couch is like quicksand for the RC’s.
So after you install it on your iPhone, iPad or Android gizmo you’ll get instant access to the following features:
Just remember that your particular TV-set must be manufactured no later than 2014. To learn about which models are supported and which are not, visit this place: https://www.philips.co.in/c-m/consumer-support. 8/10.
This abundance of features is complemented with laconic, even a bit brusque interface design – simple dark background and white buttons/inscription with only a power-off button being red.
A small but still pleasant advantage that the app’s design has is the outlay that automatically adjusts its size depending on what type of a gadget you’re using – it gets bigger and more spacious on the tablet screen and more compact on the smartphone. The score of the interface is 9/10.
I don’t know which evil forces cast a spell on Philips products but their quality dramatically plummeted and, unfortunately, their TVs and even the app in question hadn’t remained immune.
The serious shortcomings that have been detected and mercilessly revealed are the following:
All in all, it demonstrated poor performance. Way too impoverished for such a huge mogul-corporation as Philips. The app is entirely free, and it also is ads-free (sigh of relief). The score is 4/10.
This app is compatible with iOS devices and for Android. Due to this, my mark of the cross-platform use is 9/10.
This app kinda makes you cringe. Seriously – it requires 22 MB but at the same time can barely do anything. What’s even better every time you launch the app you get to observe some guy’s both irrelevant and a bit creepy face. Philips TV Remote deserves a place in the purgatory.
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