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 remote app — which can be utilized for different Android TV OS gadgets as properly — is broadly out there. Android Police earlier reported the distant information.
“We’re making the expertise of utilizing your cellphone as a digital distant management quicker to entry and simpler to make use of by upgrading the UI and integrating the function straight into the Android cellular OS in addition to the Google TV app,” a spokesperson stated. “After the brand new distant function is broadly out there, the Android TV distant app will not be supported and out there to be used.”
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 is not going to must manually replace their gadgets to get it. A spokesperson stated that the rollout will proceed by means of this week and can replace robotically by means of the Google Play Retailer.
The brand new distant is offered to Android customers from Fast Settings or by means of the Google TV app. A spokesperson told The Verge final week that the brand new distant app can be out there solely to Android customers at the moment.