Google has introduced its own streaming media player as Chromecast with Google TV. It is similar to Chromecast in shape but has its own interface with Android OS support. The Google TV provides a remote along with Chromecast. It has Google assistant support for easy control of the TV with voice commands. Apart from the remote, you can control the TV using a smartphone. Let’s look into the steps to control Google TV using the mobile remote app.
Android TV remote can be used to control the Chromecast with Google TV. The app is available on both iPhone and Android phones for downloading. It has a DPad and Touchpad for convenient accessing of content on TV. The Keyboard offers easy and quick typing of the app name or content name in the search. The home, back, and Play/Pause buttons are at the bottom. The Volume button of the smartphone can manage the volume of the TV.
Related: Steps to setup Chromecast with Google TV for the first time.
Control Chromecast with Google TV from Smartphone
Before proceeding further, ensure that the Smartphone and Google TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
(1). Download and install the Android TV Remote app on your smartphone.
(2). Select Accept & Continue on the Welcome page and click Continue on the next screen.
(3). Choose the Google TV from the displayed available devices.
(4). A code appears on the Google TV screen to pair.
(5). Enter the code in the smartphone and tap Pair to connect.
(6). Use the DPad to move the apps or scroll the options.
(7). Select the Back, Home, and Play/ Pause button at the bottom as required.
(8). Tap the Mic icon and give voice commands to control the TV.
(9). Click the Keyboard icon at the top right corner and type the desired text easily.
Therefore, the Android TV remote app offers smooth control of the TV while using smartphones. In case you have faced any issues with the Wi-Fi connection, you can also try connecting the TV through Bluetooth. Google is planning to embed the remote control feature in the Google TV app (formerly called Google Play Movies & TV). We will update you once the control was released officially.
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1. Can I control Google TV from Smartphone?
Yes. You can control Google TV from your smartphone using the Android TV remote app.
2. How do I change the volume of the TV from the remote app?
The Smartphone volume button can be used to adjust the volume of the Google TV as well.