If you want a fancy universal remote with complex features and a touchscreen, Logitech Harmony is definitely the way to go. There’s no close second. But if you just want a simple remote that can control your TV, a media player, and up to two additional devices like a sound bar or surround sound system, you don’t need to spend anywhere near that much. The GE 33709 Universal Remote is the best-selling universal remote on Amazon and it only costs $9.99 right now. Or if you want to spice things up with backlit buttons and support for up to six devices instead of four, the upgraded version is only $17 and change.
Here are the key details from the product page:
- Trusted Brand – GE is the leading brand in universal remote controls
- Multi-device control – Operate up to 4 different Audio and video components such as TVs, Blu-ray/DVD players, cable/satellite receivers, streaming media players, sound bars and more
- Best remote Code library – This universal remote works with all major brands and Supports thousands of the latest audio/video equipment. DOES NOT WORK WITH ROKU STREAMING STICK OR FIRE TV/STICK.
- Simple setup – includes an easy to follow online setup video and the auto Scan technology provides trouble-free setup
- Master volume control – allows you to control the volume no matter what device you are operating
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