Monday , August 21 2017

Android TV Remote Control and Cast Receiver apps released to Google Play

The Android TV Remote Control app is already available on the Google Play Store just a few hours after the end of the Google I/O keynote. You can download it now in preparation to receive your Android TV devices … for which we have no Australian launch information.

The app is designed to control the ADT-1 developer kits currently on display at Google I/O. Its appears to work with most current Android devices, so it will probably stick around until Android TV is available. The interface looks pretty simple with just a few pointer buttons, a touchpad, a keyboard, and a voice control button.

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Google has also published a Google Cast Receiver app to the Play Store. This app will allow Android TV to behave like a Chromecast, granting it all the same functionality. The app is only supposed to run on an Android TV unit itself, so if you don’t have access to the pre-release ADT-1 Android developer kit you won’t be able to try it out. It will be installed on all Android TV hardware.

In theory, the Google Cast Receiver app could allow existing Android hardware with a video output to operate as a makeshift Chromecast dongle, much like the ill-fated Cheapcast – but we’ll leave that to the experimenters.

You can download the apps below:

Android TV Remote Control
Android TV Remote Control
Developer: Google Inc.
Price: Free
Google Cast Receiver
Google Cast Receiver
Developer: Google Inc.
Price: Free
 
Source: android police.

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