One of many smaller bulletins Google dropped at I/O was that it’s lastly creating a virtual remote to manage Android TV gadgets from a telephone.
The tech big has an older TV remote app, nevertheless it by no means actually took off. This new function is probably going thrilling to tons of sensible TV homeowners. Courtesy of 9to5Google, we’ve discovered that on Android, customers will be in a position to entry the new remote in two methods.
The easiest method is in a new quick settings toggle that will sit above your notifications on Android 12 and Android 11. Plus, The Google TV app (that replaces Google Play Motion pictures within the U.S.) will have entry to the remote app.
The Google TV app hasn’t launched in Canada but, however contemplating how tightly it’s been tied into Android on tablets and the truth that it’s changing Android TV, I believe it will seemingly come right here in some unspecified time in the future later this 12 months. Nevertheless, that’s all primarily based on hypothesis.
If in case you have an iPhone, you possibly can entry the remote app by way of the Google Dwelling app.
Including the remote to Android and iOS telephones is a nice high quality of life enchancment because it means you possibly can nonetheless management your TV in the event you lose your remote. Plus, it additionally helps carry Android and Google TV as much as function parity with Roku and Apple.