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Android TV distant arrives within the Google Home app, with just a few limitations

You would possibly as nicely persist with the Google TV app distant.

What it’s essential know

  • Google releases the Android TV distant within the Google Home app.
  • The distant options a few of the options discovered within the Google TV app distant, minus just a few notable ones.
  • Users should dig into the machine web page to entry the distant.

IT hasn’t been lengthy since Google introduced the distant perform to the Google TV app. We heard that it was engaged on bringing the characteristic to Google Home, and that day has lastly come because of the most recent Google Home app replace. It ought to theoretically making it extra accessible to regulate any of one of the best Android TVs from the app used to regulate different good dwelling units.

9to5Google noticed the characteristic, which arrives as a part of Google Home model 2.46.

The distant is pretty easy and contains a big touchpad, dwelling button, and Google Assistant button. However, the choice to modify to a directional pad is noticeably lacking, which is a bummer because it might assist with navigating sure situations. Additionally it appears there aren’t any quantity or mute buttons.

It’s curious that Google would not deliver these over to the Google Home app as nicely, since they’re current on the Google TV model of the distant.

The distant additionally is not as prominently featured in Google Home, and seems to be solely accessible from the small “Open remote” button on the backside of the display once you navigate to your machine web page.

This is in distinction to the extra outstanding floating button that Google makes use of for the distant within the Google TV app. Hopefully, Google will make the distant simpler to entry in a future replace, in any other case you’d most likely be higher off simply controlling your Android TV/Google TV or Chromecast with Google TV machine from the Google TV app.

The new replace for Google Home needs to be rolling out to customers now, so you can strive it out yourselves.

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