How to Install and Use Insignia TV Remote App
- The Roku App: Open The Roku App → Sign in → Devices → Select Insignia Roku TV → Enter PIN → Click Remote → Use the remote control.
- Amazon Fire TV: Open Amazon Fire TV → Sign in → Select Insignia Fire TV → Enter PIN → Start controlling.
- Insignia TV Remote: Open the app → Select Insignia Model → Choose remote → Press Power → Use the remote.
You may think buying a new replacement remote is the only solution if the Insignia TV remote is not working. But it is not the only way. You can use the remote app to control the Insignia TV if you have an Android or iPhone. If your Insignia TV runs with Fire OS, you can use the Amazon Fire TV app as a remote control. Use The Roku App (Official) as a virtual remote for Insignia Roku TV since it runs with Roku OS. Connect the Insignia TV and phone to the same WiFi to use these remote apps.
This article gives you a concise guide on installing and using the Insignia TV remote app.
How to Control Insignia Roku TV Using The Roku App
The Roku Mobile App is available for Android and iOS devices for free. You can control the Insignia Smart TV hands-free using a voice search. However, the voice search is only accessible in the US, UK, and Canada. If you want to install the Roku app, ensure your device meets the following requirements.
|Android||Android 8.0 and above|
|iPhone||iOS 14.0 and later|
|iPad||iPadOS 14.0 and higher|
. Install The Roku App on your smartphone from the Play Store or App Store.
. Connect your Insignia Roku TV and smartphone to the same WiFi network.
. Launch The Roku App and Sign in to the same Roku account as Insignia Roku TV.
. Tap the Devices icon in the app screen’s bottom right corner.
. Select your Insignia Roku TV and enter the PIN to connect the app with your Insignia Roku TV.
. Once connected, click the Remote icon.
. The Roku App remote interface will appear. You can control your Insignia Roku TV using this app.
Note: Additionally, you can use The Roku App to change the input on Insignia TV without a remote.
How to Control Insignia Fire TV Using Amazon Fire TV App
Amazon Fire TV is a free application for controlling Fire OS devices like Insignia Fire TV. Ensure your smartphone or tablet meets the requirements below to install and use the Amazon Fire TV app.
|Android||Android 7.0 and above|
|iPhone||iOS 13.0 and higher|
|iPadOS||iPadOS 13.0 and up|
. To begin with, ensure that Insignia Fire TV and smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network.
. Install the Amazon Fire TV app on your Android or iPhone.
. Open the app and click Sign In to log into your Amazon Account (same as you log in on Insignia Fire TV).
. After signing in, look for your TV from the available devices list.
. Choose your device, and enter the PIN that displays on the Smart TV to pair the mobile and the TV.
. You can operate your TV using this Insignia Smart TV remote app.
Note: If the Fire TV remote app is not working, connect the TV and phone to a 2.4 GHz WiFi band and check if it works.
How to Control Insignia Non-Smart TV Using Third-Party App
Insignia TV Remote is an IR blaster remote app that can control the Insignia Non-Smart TV without WiFi. Remember, it can be installed on Android devices running Android 4.4 and higher. Also, check if your phone has an IR blaster to emit signals to the Insignia TV.
. Open the application and click Select Insignia Model to choose your Insignia TV remote model.
. Test the remote functions by pressing the Power button. If it turns off the TV, the remote is ready to use. Otherwise, choose a different remote and try again.
. Press the Power button again to turn on the Insignia TV.
Note: If this application doesn’t work, try an alternative from the best universal remote app for Non-Smart TV.
Alternative Remote Apps for Insignia Smart TV
There are numerous choices if you are looking for alternatives to The Roku App and Amazon Fire TV. The following universal remote apps can control Insignia TV, and you can download them in the Play Store for free.
Insignia Universal Remote
Using the IR blaster feature, you can use the Insignia Universal Remote app to control your Insignia TV. However, it is available only for Android phones or tablets and can be downloaded from the Play Store. Your Android device should have a built-in IR blaster to use this app. Also, point the remote app to the TV in a direct line of sight at a distance of less than 30 feet.
Requirements: Android smartphone or tablet (Android 4.4 and up).
Remote control for Insignia
Remote control for Insignia is the best remote app to control Insignia TV from an iPhone. It works by connecting the Insignia TV and iPhone to the same WiFi. The remote that you have used last will be saved. Thus it makes it easy for you to access the app instantly when you open it. It also features a touchpad and keyboard that help with quick text typing.
Requirements: iPhone (iOS 12.1 or later); iPad (iPadOS 12.1 or above).
Buy a Universal Remote
If you are looking for a permanent replacement for a TV remote, you can buy a universal remote for Insignia TV. The best thing is that you can use a single universal remote to control smart TVs, DVD players, set-top boxes, soundbars, etc. However, you should know the Insignia TV remote codes to program a universal remote to the Insignia TV.
The remote mainly stops working because of weak batteries. Remove the old batteries and replace them with newer ones to make the remote work.
Yes. You can use the IR blaster remote app to control Insignia TV from an Android without WiFi. It also helps to reset the Insignia TV without a remote.