Google’s digital remote now looks and acts like a real remote
Google released its new Android TV remote app some time back to serve as a handy alternative to a physical remote, and it had options for both swipe and D-pad controls. However, accessing the remote from the TV app was not exactly ideal. So, the company brought the remote to the Google Home app, but only with swipe controls. Now it's getting the D-pad, too.2 Images ExpandExpand
The latest Google Home version 126.96.36.199 adds a new option to switch from the old swipe control to the added D-pad control when connected to a Google TV device (as per Reddit user PhilStation). Previously, the app only had the swipe control, which is basically a large touchpad. However, the new D-pad controls should feel more natural for people used to a standard TV remote.ANDROIDPOLICE VIDEO OF THE DAY
Launching the Google Home app and selecting any Android TV device will bring up an option at the bottom of the display to open the virtual remote. You would then match your device using a PIN shown on your TV and then you can continue using it with just your smartphone in hand.
If you’re not already using Google Home to control your Android or Google TV device, download the app and check it out.Google Home Developer: Google LLCPrice: Free3.9Download Spider-Man swings his way to PUBG Mobile for a limited time starting today
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