Modern TV remotes can be horribly complicated – so we’ve found the best TV remote for seniors (and anyone else who struggles).
Changing the channel or the volume on your TV shouldn’t be complicated. But with the latest TVs, it can be.
However, don’t panic – you don’t have to stick with the remote your TV or cable box came with.
There are a huge range of alternative remotes, ranging from some with giant buttons to some you can speak to.
We’ve found the best TV remote for seniors out there – and the best deals on them.
Best big button TV remote for seniors – EasyMote
When it comes to TV remotes, bigger can be better in terms of buttons. While there are a whole bunch of big button remotes for seniors out there, we think the EasyMote is the best choice due its its price and sheer simplicity.
It’s only got six buttons – volume up and down, channel up and down, a power button and a mute button. Which is really all you need for a lot users. Helpfully its also backlit, so you’ll be able to use it at night.
It’s simple to setup, and there’s a wrist strap to stop you dropping it.
Once you’ve got your Easymote, we’ve even got an easy to follow video to help you set it up.
Best Giant TV remote – QF-X Jumbo
If you want a big button remote that can do more than just change channels and volume, or you are prone to losing remotes, the the gigantic QF-X Jumbo remote will fit the bill.
The Jumbo Universal Remote can control up to eight separate devices, and the over-sized, glow-in-the-dark buttons mean you’re unlikely to lose it.
The firm claims it will auto-pair with most common devices, and we think this large remote is easy to use, fits comfortably in your hand and is near impossible to lose.
Control your Smart TV with speech: Amazon Echo Dot
If you’ve got a modern smart TV, you may be able to control it remotely via Amazon’s Alexa system.
If you can, then it’s worth buying an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker to take advantage of this.
You’ll need to install what Amazon calls a ‘skill’ onto the speaker so it can talk to you TV, but once you’ve done that, you should be able to control your TV by simply saying ‘Alexa, turn up the TV volume’ or Alexa, watch HGTV’. Commands and what you can do vary by TV maker, so check with Amazon here to see if yours is supported.