Originally published at: Google TV App Lets You Use Your Phone As A Remote – OgbongeBlog
Google TV app formerly called Google Play Movies & TV app now allows users to use their phone as a remote i.e if you own a Smart TV compatible with Google TV or other Android TV OS device, you can click the remote button in the google tv app and connect to your TV to control your TV with your phone and use Google Assistant.
You can even use your phone’s keyboard to quickly type complicated passwords, movie names or search terms. More so, you would be able to cast TV shows and movies directly from their Android or iOS device to their smart TV using the Google TV app.
What is Google TV For?
You can think of Google TV (different from YouTube TV), as a software component that runs on top of a number of devices that are compatible with it which include :
- Chromecast with Google TV – which comes in the form of an HDMI dongle
- Sony Smart Google TVs
- TCL Smart Google TVs
- Other devices compatible with Android TV OS e.g Xiaomi’s Mi Box and Nvidia’s Shield Android TV device
Google TV experience brings together movies, shows, live TV and more from across your streaming apps and subscriptions and organizes them just for you in one interface.
Searching in Google TV app is as easy as asking Google. Whether you’re looking to “find action movies” or “show me sci-fi adventure TV shows,” just ask Google to see results from across your favorite apps, like Disney+, france.tv, HBO Max, Netflix, Peacock, Rakuten Viki and YouTube, among others.
Download Google TV for iOs and Android Devices
You can download google tv app on android and you can also download google tv app on iPhone.
Can’t download Google TV app in Nigeria?
Well, this is because the app is not yet available for Nigeria. The company said that it will be announcing even more expansion soon but you can use VPN to use Google TV in Nigeria other regions where the app is not yet available.
How To Install Google TV On Android Smart TV
Download both the Google TV APK and Google Apps for Android TV APK, copy them to a USB flash drive and plug in the USB Flash drive into your Android TV device.
Download “Home Screen Launcher for Android TV” app from the google play store and if you do not have File Manager app on the Android TV, download it from the play store too.
Navigate to your Android TV settings and enable the permission to install applications from unknown sources.
Use the file manager to browse to the folder on your USB Flash Drive with the two APKs and install them
Now open the “Home Screen Launcher for Android TV” app and it will auto-detect the LauncherX (Google TV) app which is already installed.
Restart your new Google TV device and enjoy.
Where To Buy Cheap Google TV Flat-Screen TVs ?
Check bestbuy.com and amazon.com
Alternatives To Google TV app?
- Apple TV app
- Roku app
- Amazon Fire TV app