How To Replace an Android TV Box Remote Control

By | January 27, 2017

How To Replace an Android TV Box Remote Control

Android TV boxes have become very popular devices and are great media centers for any home.
 
The remote controls that come with an android TV box can be replaced easily with many nice units available.
 
This is good news for any one who has lost a units remote control or simply want a nice upgrade.
 
Replacement remote controls are low cost items that vary in features and build.
 
If you are on a budget than a old wireless USB mouse can be used to control a box, and can work in a pinch when nothing else is available.
 
Replacement remote controls work either from Bluetooth or with a dedicated USB dongle.
How To Replace an Android TV Box Remote USB Dongle
Most all units will have built-in Bluetooth but if your box has Bluetooth issues then getting a unit with a USB dongle would be a better option.
 
The remotes that use a USB dongle don’t require the box to have Bluetooth or any other built-in feature other then a USB slot.
 
Popular Replacement Remote Controls for Android TV Boxes.
 
Andoer FM4 Magic 2.4G Wireless Remote Controller for Android TV Box Smart TV TV-Dongle PC Projector

The Andoer FM4 Magic remote is a basic controller that is very low cost.
 
It doesn’t have any big features and is a basic replacement for a lost or non-working remote.
 
It uses a USB dongle to communicate with the controller and works very well with Kodi and other apps.
 
If you simply need a replacement then for less the $10 it is hard to go wrong with the Andoer FM4 Magic.
 
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Rii MX3 Multifunction 2.4G Air Mouse Mini Wireless Keyboard & Infrared Remote Control & 3-Gyro + 3-Gsensor for Google Android TV/Box, IPTV, HTPC, Windows, MAC OS, PS3

 
One side has a standard buttons and interface while the back has a small keyboard for typing.
How To Replace an Android TV Box Remote Control Rii MX3 Pic 2
 
Keyboard side
How To Replace an Android TV Box Remote Control Rii MX3
It uses a USB dongle and is compatible with many operating systems including android.
 
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Rii I8 Mini 2.4Ghz Wireless Touchpad Keyboard With Mouse For Pc, Pad, Xbox 360, Ps3, Google Android Tv Box, Htpc, Iptv (Black)
The Rii I8 Mini has been available for awhile and is one of my favorite controllers for android TV boxes.
 
It has a touch pad to control a cursor and easily move about and click.
How To Replace an Android TV Box Remote Control Rii Old Usnit alll
The keyboard also makes it easy to type when needed which is a big improvement over the onscreen keyboard.
 
The one downside is the built-in rechargeable battery life is lacking and needs to be recharged every 2-3 days.
 
For the price it is a good unit and worth a look.
 
Read Here To see More of Our Picks for Android TV Box Remote Control Options
 
Summary
Buying a new remote control for an android TV box is a easy low cost thing to do.
 
There are many types available from basic units to multi feature units.
 
Setting up a new controller is also easy as most will have a USB dongle that simply plugs in and the controller is ready to go.
 
Bluetooth units will need to be Pair in settings which is also easy.
 
The main thing will be to find one that fits your setup. As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is good fit for you.
 

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4 thoughts on “How To Replace an Android TV Box Remote Control

  1. Lawrence He'bert

    I have 2 Rii. I8’s and 1 Rii. i8+(they were bought months apart) All 3 lit up but stopped working. Can you overcharge them. Please help.

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  2. Kelly

    I need a replacement remote for my mecool bb2. Does anyone have one

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  3. Tera Cotton

    My remote stopped working … what can I do? Juning Andriod box

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  4. Karen

    Do you know a remote that is compatible with trongle S1 box please…. the dog has eaten mine!! Thanks

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