Google has just released an Android TV app for iOS which supports all Android TV devices, whether that be the NVIDIA Shield, or one of Sony’s fancy 4K TV sets running Google’s OS. As long as the Android TV and iPhone are on the same network, you can control your TV set with your iOS device.
The user interface on Google’s latest iPhone app is pretty simple. There are two methods of control: A D-pad with the traditional up, down, left, right and select buttons, or the touchpad which acts more like a laptop trackpad. Both modes of control also feature the voice commands mic, so that you can give commands verbally.
Android TV remote for iPhone allows you to: – Use d-pad or touchpad gestures to control your Android TV. – Enter text with keyboard. – Search using voice commands. – Connect multiple remotes to Android TV for multiplayer gaming.
With Android TV being built in to more TV sets as the standard operating system over the past few years, it makes sense for Google to make controlling it as accessible as possible. In every day terms that means developing an app for a widely-used competitor’s mobile platform was necessary.
Android TV for iPhone is available to download for free in, contains support for three dozen languages and is compatible with any iPhone, iPod or iPad running iOS 8 or later.