One of the smaller bulletins dropped at I/O 2021 was that Google is lastly creating a digital distant to manage Android TV gadgets from a telephone.
The tech big has an older TV distant app, however 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 have the ability to entry the brand new distant in two methods.
The easiest way is in a brand new fast settings toggle that may sit above your notifications with Android 11 and Android 12. The Google TV app (that replaces Google Play Movies within the U.S.) can even have entry to the distant 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 is going to possible come right here sooner or later later this 12 months.
If you’ve gotten an iPhone, you may entry the distant app by way of the Google Home app.
Adding the distant to Android and iOS telephones is a good high quality of life enchancment because it means you may nonetheless management your TV for those who lose your distant. It additionally helps deliver Android and Google TV as much as function parity with Roku and Apple TV.