Learn how to use your Sony Xperia Tablet Z as Remote control. Use the Remote control application to control other devices from a distance. For example, you can use your device to control a TV, a Set-Top Box (STB), a DVD player/ recorder, or a Blu-ray™ player/recorder. The Remote control application in your device uses infrared wireless technology. Because this technology has a short range, you need to hold your device close to the device that you want to control remotely.