The Google TV app for Android has received an update that includes the beginning of a universal remote control for connecting Android TV devices, which can replace the outdated Android TV remote control app.
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Android TV remote control
For many years, Google has been offering an Android TV Remote Control app through the Play Store that lets you connect your phone to your TV and act as a remote control. However, the Android TV remote control has not seen an update since April 201
Tonight, the Google TV app for Android phones – formerly known as Play Movies & TV – received an update to version 4.25, and inside we have found work on a direction block, enter and back buttons and a system for pairing the phone to and Android TV.
Make sure your Android TV is on the same Wi-Fi or Ethernet network. Searching for Android TV on [YourNetworkName] and Bluetooth
We were able to enable the pairing process on one of our devices, but it seems that things are still early in development, as no devices are ever found, neither on Wi-Fi nor Bluetooth.
From what we can put together, the Google TV app will connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, just like the original Android TV remote control app. However, this setup is far more convenient, as it does not require a standalone app.
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