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Google TV’s remote feature makes its way to the Google Home app

We know Google has been working on adding a virtual Android TV remote in the Google Home app for a while now. The company last month confirmed that it was going to add the remote in the Home app soon, and as promised, the feature is finally here. The Google TV app already has a built-in...

Google TV receives multi-user profile support, glanceable cards in ambient mode, and more

Google has announced a slew of new features for Google TV, its new software experience for Android TVs. The latest update brings real multi-user profile support to the software experience, along with new glanceable cards in ambient mode and more. Read on to learn all about the new features in the latest Google TV update. Multi-user...

Realme shares details about its 4K Google TV stick ahead of launch

Last month, we learned that Realme was gearing up to launch a TV stick during Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale. At the time, a teaser for the upcoming stick revealed that it would feature 4K streaming support and run Google TV instead of Android TV. The company has now shared more details about the Realme...

Can’t pair your Android TV with the new Google TV remote? Here’s what you need to do

Google recently released a new remote control feature in the Google TV app. It replaces the old Android TV Remote Control app and gives users access to a native remote for their Android TVs on their phones. The feature has started rolling out to users in the US, and Google plans to bring it to...

Google TV app adds a remote control for your Android TV

Google has been working on a virtual remote control in the Google TV app for quite a while. We first spotted the feature in version 4.25 of the app back in March. While the feature wasn't live at the time, we managed to enable it manually to give us a glimpse of what to expect...

Google TV is reportedly going to add free TV channels soon

Everyone wants a slice of the online streaming video pie, and it seems that Google is the latest to want in on the trend. It appears that the company is looking to add free TV channels to Google TV, the Android-based smart TV platform that powers the Chromecast. It also powers some smart TVs from...

Realme teases a TV stick with Google TV built-in

After launching its first Android tablet earlier this month, Realme is now gearing up to launch a 4K TV stick with Google TV built-in. Although the company has shared no information about the upcoming device, a teaser shared by eCommerce platform Flipkart reveals that Realme will announce it during the upcoming Big Billion Days sale. If...

Google TV app update adds widescreen posters and new content providers

The Google TV app, formerly known as Play Movies & TV, is getting a big update today. The latest update brings a fresh look, improved recommendations, and support for several new streaming services and live TV providers. First things first. The new update introduces 16:9 widescreen movie and show posters, giving the UI a cinematic feel....

Google TV now lets you hide items from the “Continue Watching” section

While on the one hand, Google is rolling out features from the new Google TV interface to the older Android TV, on the other, the company is bringing one useful feature over from Android TV to Google TV. The feature in question will let you clear items from the "Continue Watching" carousel, something that Android...

Android 12 for Android TV will finally bring native 4K UI and refresh rate switching

Android 12 Beta 3 launched for Pixel phones earlier today, and with it came a new beta update for Android TV as well. The previous Android TV 12 betas were a bit lackluster, but the latest beta brings some much-awaited features, making Android 12 the most exciting update to the Android TV platform in years....

TCL brings its premium C Series range of 4K TVs to India

TCL today launched three new premium 4K TVs in the Indian market. The new range features 120Hz MEMC support, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, IMAX Enhanced, Game Master, Hands-free voice control 2.0, and a host of other features. The new range will also be upgraded to the new Google TV interface, starting Q3 2021. Here's a...

Google Stadia app finally arrives on Android TV devices

Google Stadia launched almost two years ago in November 2018, and while many of the platform's original issues have now been fixed, the lack of proper TV support has remained consistent. Google didn't even have Stadia available at launch on its new Chromecast with Google TV, which was released eight months ago. Thankfully for anyone...