The Google Home app’s new TV remote adds volume and play controls

Jess Weatherbed

The Verge


The Google Home app’s new TV remote adds volume and play controls

The Google Home app for Android and iOS has been updated with an improved mobile-based remote for compatible smart TVs and “connected streaming or media devices.” In a tweet announcing the update last week, Google said that Home App users can now “easily control playback, switch inputs, adjust the volume, and more.”

The new remote feature isn’t for controlling Chromecast devices or Android TVs — both of which are already supported by the Google Home app. Instead, it links up to Works with Google-compatible devices, which includes connected TV platforms like Roku, Samsung, or LG.

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