Peel this week launched a version of its Android Smart Remote app that includes support for the Pronto IR blaster, available for around $50 from Amazon. The first version of the app supports Nexus 5 devices only but support for additional Android phones will roll out in coming weeks. Many of the latest models of Android smartphones, ranging from the most popular high-end models from HTC and Samsung, to sub-$50 phones from Chinese and Indian manufacturers such as Celkon, include built-in IR blasters that when paired with the Peel Smart Remote app turn the phones into universal remote controls for 500,000+ devices in your home, ranging from TVs and set-top boxes to air conditioners and fans. Now Peel offers the same universal remote and TV guide capabilities to owners of Android phones without built-in IR ports. The phones connect to the Pronto via Bluetooth, and then the Pronto’s 360-degree IR blaster ‘s signal controls all the devices in your room. For about a year, iPhone users have been able to purchase Pronto, which was developed by Philips Home Control, and download the free iOS app from Peel to turn their devices into universal smart remotes.