Google TV mobile remote will soon be available on the Google Home app on Android and iOS. The company confirmed to The Verge that the new addition is imminent which will give Android and iOS users more options to control the streaming experience when they can not locate the physical remote. In addition to expanding mobile remote support, Google TV has also announced other new features coming on the service which are designed to improve users viewing experience.
New profiles and support for Google TV mobile remote on Android and iOS are coming soon
Coming out next month, the new profiles feature on Google TV will allow users to create multiple accounts on the service for a personalized experience. Unlike the current model which pushes suggestions, watchlist features, and more based on the activity of the primary account, with new profiles every user will get personalized recommendations, watchlists, and more. The company’s spokesperson told The Verge that;
Profiles will start rolling out next month on Chromecast with Google TV as well as Google TVs from TCL and Sony. To streamline the experience, Google said that any downloaded apps and credentials can be used across different profiles.
New ‘glanceable cards’ on the ambient mode will be introduced separately, later. It will display custom information like weather, news, shortcuts for podcasts, music, and more on an idle TV screen.
Android users already have the virtual support but they can also download the Google Home app from Play Store to use the digital remote and iOS users can download the Google Home app from App Store to turn their iPhones into remote like for Apple TV.
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