Too many Android TV devices possess a voice-enabled remote to simplify the process of searching for content with the Google Assistant. However, there are times when you don’t feel like using the remote and prefer to use your mobile phone instead.
Well, that is very possible because you can actually control your Android TV with your smartphone. The truth is that typing on an Android TV is much simpler with a mobile device than the remote control and a phone can also step in if the remote is faulty.
With the Android TV Remote Control application, you can easily control your Android TV device using a phone. The app can be used on both Android and iOS so you have nothing to worry about. It costs nothing and it works with Android-powered televisions, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, and so on. See How To Use Your Smartphone To Control Your Android TV Wirelessly:
How Can I Use The Android TV Remote Control App?
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- Connect your smartphone and Android TV to one Wi-Fi network.
- Launch the Android TV Remote Control application on your smartphone.
- Click the name of your Android TV.
- A PIN will be visible on your TV screen.
- Type in the PIN on your device and click “Pair.”
As soon as you have successfully connected your device to the Android TV device with the Android TV Remote Control application, a D-pad interface will be visible. The up/down/left/right arrows can be used to navigate your Android TV screen. You will also have an option to make use of a Touchpad rather than a D-pad. To make this happen, choose the Touchpad controls from the hamburger menu on the top left corner of your display. See how it looks like below:
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The bottom of the application screen is home to a black button, plus a play/pause button. If you wish to type on your Android TV device with a phone, click the keyboard icon on the top right corner of the display.
That is that.