Google has decided to kill its old Android TV remote. This move comes after Google launched its long-awaited Google TV remote application last week.
The Verge was informed by the company that the Android TV remote app would be a follow-up to the Google TV remote app, which is also widely available and can be used on other Android TV OS devices. Android Police reported earlier on the remote news.
A spokesperson stated that we are making it easier and faster to use your phone as a remote control by updating the UI and integrating this feature directly into Android's mobile OS and the Google TV app. The Android TV remote app won't be supported or available after the new remote feature becomes widely available.
Android TV Remote Service 5.0 has been rolling out to enable remote use of the Android TV OS TV or device. To get the remote, users won't need to update their devices manually. According to a spokesperson, the rollout will continue throughout the week and will be updated automatically via the Google Play Store.
Android users can access the new remote via Quick Settings or the Google TV app. Last week, a spokesperson for Android told The Verge that the new remote app would only be available to Android users.