Google is killing its older Android TV distant. The transfer follows the corporate’s launch of its long-awaited Google TV distant app final week.
The corporate confirmed to The Verge that the Android TV distant app will take a bow after the Google TV distant app — which can be utilized for different Android TV OS units as properly — is extensively obtainable. Android Police earlier reported the distant information.
“We’re making the experience of using your phone as a virtual remote control faster to access and easier to use by upgrading the UI and integrating the feature directly into the Android mobile OS as well as the Google TV app,” a spokesperson mentioned. “After the new remote feature is widely available, the Android TV remote app will no longer be supported and available for use.”
To make use of the distant, the Android TV OS tv or system will want Android TV Distant Service 5.0, which has already began rolling out. Customers won’t have to manually replace their units to get it. A spokesperson mentioned that the rollout will proceed via this week and can replace routinely via the Google Play Retailer.
The brand new distant is obtainable to Android customers from Fast Settings or via the Google TV app. A spokesperson advised The Verge final week that the brand new distant app shall be obtainable solely to Android customers at the moment.