RIP Android TV remote application, hello Google TV remote application
- September 28, 2021
Google is killing its older Android TV remote. The move follows the organization’s launch of its long-awaited Google TV remote application last week.
The organization affirmed to The Verge that the Android TV remote application will soak up the adoration after the Google TV remote application — which can be utilized for other Android TV OS gadgets too — is broadly accessible. Android Police prior announced the remote news.
“We’re making the experience of using your phone as a virtual remote control faster to access and easier to use by upgrading the UI and integrating the feature directly into the Android mobile OS as well as the Google TV app,” a spokesperson said. “After the new remote feature is widely available, the Android TV remote app will no longer be supported and available for use.”
To use the remote, the Android TV OS TV or gadget will require Android TV Remote Service 5.0, which has already begun carrying out. Clients won’t have to manually update their gadgets to get it. A representative said that the rollout will proceed during this week and will update automatically through the Google Play Store.
The new remote is accessible to Android clients from Quick Settings or through the Google TV application. A representative told The Verge last week that the new remote application will be accessible just to Android clients as of now.