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Remote app for Android TV finally comes to iOS

By David Lumb

Control your Google-powered set-top boxes or smart TVs from your iPhone or iPad.

Google announced that Android TV would launch with an accompanying remote app for Android devices, and two years later, they’re releasing it for iOS. Lest you think that’s a long delay, the newest Apple TV only got connected to its iOS Remote app in December.

If you’ve used the app on Android, there won’t be many surprises from the iOS version, aside from not being able to connect via Bluetooth. So long as you’re on the same WiFi network as your Android TV, the app will let your iOS device control it via touch or voice command. While this now lets you use your iPhone to play games, it will probably mostly be used to type in passwords and searches. This should be a blessing for anyone who’s ever agonizingly typed on an onscreen keyboard using a handheld remote’s directional pad.

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