There is such a way, if you have xfinity. If you have xfinity get the ios app, xfinity tv remote and set it to the tv with the slingbox installed and you can change the channels. You cant mute or anything like that or go up and down.But you can use the app to watch certain channels yah. It works like xfinity guide. Its works ive done it. Also looking for a solution to use on screen remote for ondemand as an app for my iphone so I dont have to get up to go to the computer to use the remote. This way it works when its hooked up to my tv from my computer via hdmi. If you have another tv service, then im not sure.