How to use your mobile as a remote control for Android TV

Android TV is one of the most popular SmartTV platforms and comes in televisions from many brands such as Sony, TCL or Xiaomi. On the other hand, we have the latest Chromecast with Google TV that has the new interface that also allows us to navigate between different apps and shows recommendations.

Both platforms can be controlled through the corresponding remote control, but there are times when having the support of the mobile as a remote control can come in handy , such as when we want to type something. We tell you how to control your Android TV or your Google TV from your mobile with this app.


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The mobile as a remote control with Android TV Remote Control

  • Download the Android TV Remote Control application from Google Play.
  • The first time we open it, you have to accept the privacy policyand the conditions of use.
  • On the next screen you have to accept themicrophone, bluetooth and location permissions . Here you can choose if you want to access the location all the time or only when using the app (it is best to choose the first).
  • If the mobile is connected to the same WiFi network as your Android TVor Google TV, the name of the device should appear on the screen. Click on it.
  • In the next step you will have to type the code that appears on the TV screenon your phone and they will be linked. From here you can already control the TV through your mobile.

The remote control app for Android TV is very simple. By default we have the crosshair mode activated, but if we go to the menu at the top left we can also activate the touchpad mode to move around the interface through gestures.

Like the Google TV remote (you can see it in the first photo of this article), there is also a microphone button to activate the assistant. However, the most practical thing about the mobile is that if we are going to look for something we will not have to use the crosshead to type it and we can use the normal keyboard on the mobile.

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