How to use iPhone as Google TV Remote

The Google TV app lets you buy or rent movies on Android and iPhone. Just like how you use your phone as a Fire TV remote. The Google TV app can use your phone as a remote. This Google TV service is only available for Android users. But later it will be available for iPhone users as well.

This post will show you how to use your iPhone as a Google TV Remote. Note that you need to have an Android TV with a Google TV interface or a Google TV smart stick connected to your TV.

How to install Google TV app on iPhone?

First, let’s show you how to download and set up the Google TV app on your iPhone. If you already have the app installed, make sure you’re running its latest version on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the App Store on your iPhone.

Step 2: search for Google TV

Step 3: Download and install the app.

Step 4: After installing on your iPhone, launch the app.

Step 5: Click ‘Continue As’ at the bottom to sign in with your Google Account.

Step 6: Click Continue.

Step 7: You can choose your favorite streaming services to stay informed about the latest releases. Then click Done in the bottom right corner.

After installing the app, You will be prompted to ‘Find and connect devices on your Local Network’. Refer to our post on how to manage apps that access local networks on your iPhone.

How to Install Google TV Remote on iPhone

After you install the app, Here’s how you can use your iPhone as a Google TV remote using the Google TV app.

Step 1: Open the Google TV app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap TV Remote in the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Click Select A Device in the upper left corner.

The app will automatically start searching for your Google TV. Make sure your TV and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 4: Select your Google TV device name at the bottom.

Step 5: Enter the 6-character code on your TV screen in the Google TV app.

Step 6: Click Pair to complete the process.

You will now see the Google TV Remote screen on your iPhone. Tap or swipe the navigation area to start.

volume change; You can control various functions from the Google TV Remote app, such as mute and go to the home page.

You can launch Google Assistant using the Google TV Remote app. Tap the Google Assistant icon and allow it to use your iPhone’s microphone for voice commands

Bonus Tip – Change the navigation control layout in the Google TV app.

Here’s how you can change the navigation control style in the Google TV Remote app on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Google TV app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Connect your Google TV device with the app.

Step 3: Enter the 6-character code on your TV screen in the Google TV app.

Step 4: Tap Pair to connect your iPhone.

Step 5: Once the remote control screen appears on the screen, Click the three dots in the upper right corner.

Step 6: Select D-pad control.

You will now see a new navigation style in the app. You can always revert to the default layout using the same steps.

How to remove a device from the Google TV Remote app?

If you want to remove your Google TV device from the Remote app, Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: In the Google TV app; Click your device name in the top right corner.

Step 2: Click the X icon next to your device name in the bottom right corner.

Step 3: After removing your device, click the X icon in the upper left corner to exit remote setup.

Control Google TV.

The Google TV interface brings many improvements in design and responsiveness compared to the previous Android TV interface. The Google TV app lets you use your iPhone as your remote. You should always make sure your iPhone is pointed directly at your TV to avoid any connection issues during your usage. I have also made a post explaining it. Difference between Monitor and TV Which one will you choose for your needs?

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