A remote may refer to any of the following:
2. A hardware device that allows a user to control a device or object in another location. For example, the TV remote changes the channel, volume, or turn it on and off the TV without the viewer needing to leave their seat. Dr. Robert Adler of Zenith invented the first cordless TV remote in 1956; before that, TV remotes had wires attached from the TV to the remote. The picture shows the Harmony One universal remote from Logitech.