Android TV Remote Control APK

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Android TV Remote

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Apk Size6.68 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
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Install on Android4.0.x and up

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Android TV Remote Control is google,android,remote,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.25 by 12 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 116905+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Use your Android phone or tablet as a remote for your Android TV. Easily switch between d-pad and touchpad modes to navigate content and play games on your Android TV device. Tap the mic to start a voice search, or use the keyboard to input text on Android TV.

To get started, connect your Android phone or tablet to the same network as your Android TV device or find your Android TV via bluetooth.

Works with all Android TV devices.

App ChangeLog

  • Visual Refresh
  • Bug fixes

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Name:Android TV Remote
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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Access coarse location sources, such as the mobile network database, to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows an application to view the information about the status of Wi-Fi.
android.permission.BLUETOOTH: Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Allows an application to configure the local Bluetooth phone and to discover and pair with remote devices.
android.permission.GET_PACKAGE_SIZE: Allows an application to retrieve its code, data and cache sizes
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO: Allows application to access the audio record path.
android.permission.VIBRATE: Allows the application to control the vibrator.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep. Unknown permission from android reference
approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

measure app storage space
Allows the app to retrieve its code, data, and cache sizes

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:atvremote, L:Mountain View, O:Google Inc., ST:California, OU:Android
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  1. Eric R-avatar

    Eric R


    I've never used it for Android TV, I installed it for "Chromecast with Google TV" and for that it is a fantastic remote control that works perfectly. It stays conneected, everything works, and it can live type into search boxes. If you have more than 1 unit, (as I do), you can disconnect and reconnect to the other one. The only thing that would make it better would be the ability to have 2 or more connections in the same app plus some extra buttons to apps like youtube & Netflix. 👍

  2. Trevor Sams-avatar

    Trevor Sams


    apk If you're having connectivity issues with the latest Android TV update go into your phones settings, select apps, then under Android TV Remote Control app go to storage, then press clear cache. This will enable to app to reconnect with your android tv. Waiting on a new update for this app and this is the only way I have been able to use it the past 2 days. Also, I would love to see air mouse support for this app!

  3. Dan O'Brien-avatar

    Dan O'Brien


    ios Not Google quality. Instead of displaying a list of Google and Android TV devices with useful names, i see a combination of MAC addresses, "ChromeCast", and "ChromeCast (2)". And, the top of the menu is cut off by the phone's own notification bar at the top. It seems like an inexperienced novice built this app.

  4. Ravi MCA-avatar

    Ravi MCA


    keyboard not working Most of the times unable to type using this app. Even the you tube tv app using its own keyboard instead system keyboard. One important feature missing is on screen volume controls. If I want to adjust volume using this app I need to use volume buttons which are very uncomfortable. I'm switching to MI app as the volume controls are available through app

  5. Kevin Clark-avatar

    Kevin Clark


    api It at least connects and you can use your phone as the remote, but it has problems. First, you might not see your Android TV on the list to connect to, and when you go to press on one it's likely that the list keeps moving so you'll probably connect to the wrong tv. Second, and the worst, is when you close the app on your phone, it causes the Android TV to go back to the home screen. This is extremely frustrating. This app is a last resort if my batteries die in the remote.

  6. Destiny Malone-avatar

    Destiny Malone


    app not working Good overall. You control the volume with the phone volume buttons on your phone. The touchpad is very basic. You get a home, back, left right, up down, and select. There's no power button, which is really annoying because we still have to turn on/off the TV manually. My husband is able to turn on the TV (not off) with voice control, but the voice button on mine doesn't work. We have the exact same phone. His touchpad also looks different, a big square (like laptop touchpad), but I have arrows.

  7. Nicolas Fuentes-avatar

    Nicolas Fuentes


    app iphone Update: Still not available for children / family link, please fix this already. Org: Not available for children!?!? My remote control capable child can't control her Android tv in her room? Why is this a thing??? Please allow parents to use and manage this app in Family Link, thank you

  8. Christopher Jansen-avatar

    Christopher Jansen


    source code Doesn't work anymore. I've been using this for years to control multiple Shield TVs and while it's always been somewhat frustrating in some UI decisions it has at least worked. I don't know what changed, because this app hasn't been updated in nearly four years, but it no longer can reliably connect to my devices. The official Shield TV app does so I guess I'm switching now.

  9. Sergei Garcia-avatar

    Sergei Garcia


    windows So incredibly frustrating to use. Not only did pairing take a good 15 minutes despite being on the same network, the app is incredibly buggy and laggy. Every action takes a couple second delay, and trying to use it to type on my TV (the main use I had for it), froze the app completely and made it super stuttery. Id say I'm disappointed, but I honestly can't say I had high hopes for a google product anyway.

  10. ChaotiX64-avatar



    pc This app used to work flawlessly. However since an update (on my TV?), almost every time I open the app, the sound playing on my Android TV is muted for 2-3 seconds. It's incredibly annoying, especially if you were about to increase the volume to hear better, only to have the sound muted in a critical moment. Please fix this ASAP. The app would have gotten four to five stars from me.

  11. Virtual Scribe-avatar

    Virtual Scribe


    When Google was building Android TV I got an ADT-1 device as a developer, and this has been the best experience for playing content. Although I have a controller, this remote works on every android phone and tablet and allows me to control the player from multiple devices. This kind of simple controller is what i have come to expect from Google. Just pick up and it works from any device.

  12. Guilherme Taffarel Bergamin-avatar

    Guilherme Taffarel Bergamin


    It doesn't work on every app. Every text field should work with the native keyboard. Google shouldn't let pass an app that can't use the native keyboard and brings its own keyboard to the app. Also, this is a huge lost opportunity at being an Android TV gamepad. Think about it. People would download Android TV games more frequently, potentially spending more, encouraging the platform's growth.

  13. Eric Fritsch-avatar

    Eric Fritsch


    Since the last system update to my Sharp TV, the app no longer connects to my TV. It would be useful if it had the same features as the remote control that came with the TV. At least a power button and volume controls.

  14. Basith Nazar-avatar

    Basith Nazar


    I can't connect to my Realme Android TV. Both devices connected to same networl. I can't connect with bluetooth either. I connected my brother's TCL Android TV before with this app. They just show the 4 numbers on that TCL tv. But it didn't show in my Realme Tv

  15. ahmed khan-avatar

    ahmed khan


    Whenever I use this app to control my TV... My TV starts acting weird, it goes on standby suddenly. Even if I stop using it.. The TV goes to standby frequently, unless I reboot it. However, when I use the default remote provided with the TV, it just works fine... Maybe it's a glitch... Also, when I clear the remote app from my recent, the TV goes to standby. So, I'm not a big fan of this app.....

  16. Elvis Furtado-avatar

    Elvis Furtado


    A perfect and minimal substitute for the remote, would like to see a feature of viewing a snapshot or image of what's going on, on TV on ur phone or tablet, for those times when I use the audio only mdoe of my TV and would want to see the track or so playing on my phone instead.

  17. Brittany Leach-avatar

    Brittany Leach


    Was working great for years! Now has to pair again every day if not more often! Maybe it's the Android 11 update? Because nothing else has changed as far as I can tell. Please fix this bug! Getting so annoyed and will not be using if not fixed soon!

  18. Akshay Boban-avatar

    Akshay Boban


    The best feature about this app is the keypad, its so much easier to use the keypad to type something in your Android TV rather than pressing the buttons in the TV remote to find the words. Also, it has a voice recognition feature. Although it does not always provide the accurate search results but still its good.

  19. James Moore-avatar

    James Moore


    This is actually a useful app but coukd be better. The app is missing an on screen volume control. You can use the volume button on the phone when the app is open to control the volume. On screen controls would be better. The other gripe is the placement of the on screen home button. Too often when I get out of the app by swiping up, I hit the home button on the remote app screen. This exits the app but it also makes my TV go to the homescreen which disrupts my TV viewing. No power button.

  20. Willow X-avatar

    Willow X


    Can't connect anymore. My TV and phone can be connected by bluetooth or wifi, and the 'remote' will say I'm unable to connect. It was perfectly fine for a month, but now it has stopped.

  21. seigfred carcero-avatar

    seigfred carcero


    You have no idea how you saved me 😭 thank you so much for this app, i messed up with mu tv stick, but because of your app (which it works amazingly) I was able to restet my tv stick because the real remote doesn't work, now it's working perfectly, thank you, thank you, thank yoouuu

  22. Tom C-avatar

    Tom C


    Needs update! UI is a bit old. Does NOT have a volume control! I have the new Chromecast TV device (Sabrina), and works great on it, just no volume so you still need a remote. Would be nice to have direct app access.

  23. Matthew Meyers-avatar

    Matthew Meyers


    This app used to be great. But now it's horrible slow to the point the keyboard is frozen and all gets entered at the same time making spelling errors. It takes forever just to type in a password

  24. Victor Da Silva-avatar

    Victor Da Silva


    I like this app, usually for me it works fine with my Sony Android TV. The only thing missing for me to give 5 starts is a power button. I don't understand why it does not contain a power button, because of that, I always have to use the physical remote.

  25. Will & Emily King-avatar

    Will & Emily King


    I am really unhappy and unimpressed with the lasted update of this application which requires location services to be turned on for the application to work. Why does Google need to know our locations when we watch TV? Simple answer is it does not. Google, stop spying on us and taking the biscuit. I would recommend you keep some basic apps less invasive. Avoid this application and use another app with sensible permissions.

  26. Lore Iodi-avatar

    Lore Iodi


    Not giving a five-star due to a bug that prevents users from changing channels. The app keyboard function (with Gboard) seems to have a speed input issue. You only have less than a second or so to digit the desired channel, impossible with three-digit channels, and I prefer not to use the voice option instead.

  27. Naomi Colvin-avatar

    Naomi Colvin


    Tried to use this to enter passwords because Netflix is stuck in the early aughts. Of course the keyboard completely did not work so I ended up using the remote to peck out my long, complex password. Utter waste of time, immediately uninstalled.

  28. Brian Morris-avatar

    Brian Morris


    Interesting to see 4-star and 5-star reviews that also help me decide I DO NOT want this app, and almost instantly Google offers me the "edit my review" option now and only now after reviewing several apps with no such option. Why is that? You want real feedback or not? I guess that is the real question, isn't it?

  29. Ulfgar Hallgrímsson-avatar

    Ulfgar Hallgrímsson


    Tried multiple installs. Wouldn't pair after 20mins. Can't deny location and mic access. Claims to require location data for connection when I'm on the same network. Needs mic access even if I don't want to use voice search. Suspect.

  30. Brandon Duckworth-avatar

    Brandon Duckworth


    This has got to be by far the worst app that android requires you to download. I have only got it to work one f-ing time. Using this app has made connecting to our internet an absolute nightmare. This is unacceptable!

  31. John Lee-Rayne Ferreira-avatar

    John Lee-Rayne Ferreira


    I don't get why people have rated poorly; it saved me money and time. It could come with better instructions, but in saying this it is a very simple app. I think for people that are not tech savvy it could be better described. All up it works for my Kogan tv where most apps don't and spam you with adds. Cheers Google.

  32. Jiten Bathija-avatar

    Jiten Bathija


    Excellent app. Made my life so much easier to use with Nvidea Shield. It's been the best app ever to control the TV. It works gr8 with the One plus TV as well. And it is the best Remote app.

  33. Brian Matei-avatar

    Brian Matei


    Works fine, with two major issues. 1. Should default to device selection. The app usually turns on a random Android TV device when it launches, which is not helpful. 2. Mouse support (with scrolling) would be very useful. Some apps really benefit from having that capability.

  34. Matthew Godwin-avatar

    Matthew Godwin


    So keen to be able to type my searches as text straight into tv from phone instead of individually selecting the characters 1 by 1.. but alas no deal. So it's exactly as useful as my remote. So it's pointless

  35. Juan Estrada-avatar

    Juan Estrada


    This app took forever to connect to my Sony Bravia. It asked me to set up my wifi password to connect my TV to the network... the keyboard on this app doesn't work... this software is trash and from what I've read... Google has done nothing to fix it.

  36. M. Y.-avatar

    M. Y.


    Can you please add extra shortcuts? Shortcuts like opening Netflix, favorite apps etc... An extra "Mute" button is also important. A button for page up and down, volume up and down etc. ADDITIONAL PROBLEM: I like to use the TouchPad in stead of the Dpad but every time when I re-open the app, the app goes back to the Dpad, this is so annoying.

  37. Sahu Sir Smart Solution-avatar

    Sahu Sir Smart Solution


    I didn't understand why google only allows miracast and this app to be connected at same wifi network, instead of same wifi network you should use wifi direct ( mobile hotspot direct connection) without connecting any other network.

  38. Pascal T.-avatar

    Pascal T.


    May 2020 - Doesn't work anymore. Does not connect... / October 2020 - after 5 months, this app still doesn't work. It doesn't connect to any of my TVs and they're all on the same network. This app is useless!

  39. Katherine Waters-avatar

    Katherine Waters


    Horrible. App used to work great. Now it won't connect to my TV box. (Mi) it shows, but when you click on it, it reloads the list.

  40. Spam Mail-avatar

    Spam Mail


    I downloaded this to use it as microphone since my tv/remote do not have one. Yet when you tap the voice input it seems that tv/remote are still looking for voice inputs not the phone thats now serving as a remote.

  41. robert wilkus-avatar

    robert wilkus


    It works sometimes. Even when it does it is too limited. Need shortcuts to installed apps and it needs a mouse pad option. Look at the Nvidia Shield remote app and just copy that.

  42. Emerson Aldridge-avatar

    Emerson Aldridge


    Update: I updated my Android TV last night, remote doesn't even connect now. Clearly this has been abandoned by Google which is disappointing as their is a lot of potential to make a great companion app for what is a widely used system.

  43. Kayla Kletke-avatar

    Kayla Kletke


    i love this app!! my brother lost out tv remote so i downloaded this app for babysitting and it works very well!! One problem is takes awhile to connect to the tv. But overall 4 stars!!

  44. Nigel King-avatar

    Nigel King


    Just got this app to work with the new chromecast. I only needed it to use a keyboard, but I would love to see this get a complete redesign. It does work, but it looks bland and outdated.

  45. Kepweng-avatar



    Too dificult to connect via bluetooth, it connected twice since I installed the app. Performance is good once connected but before the app is connected, you already finished watching several seasons of tv shows. Improvement should always be prioritized

  46. Chekilia Hall-avatar

    Chekilia Hall


    This app use to work soo good but now it doesn't.. It won't connect to my android tv at all.. I have been trying to connect, reconnect and unistall this app all day and it's so freakin annoying omgggg i hate this app

  47. Pratik Deotale-avatar

    Pratik Deotale


    All ok but it doesn't type in youtube app of Android tv. Typed matter doesn't get transferred to tv apps where there's no typing bar. Please correct this. There's no channel and volume button. It's very basic remote. Please improve and get more features.

  48. Andreu Pinel-avatar

    Andreu Pinel


    I was expecting far more control. Not even power on/off are available, just a d-pad/touchpad and a microphone/keyboard. The TV manufacturer app is way much better.

  49. rupak mukherjee-avatar

    rupak mukherjee


    The voice search option has for some reason stopped working completely making this app a useless one. It was working very well but now when I press the microphone icon, nothing works. This app is not being able to use the microphone.

  50. Amit Kale-avatar

    Amit Kale


    Pretty basic app.. Add the features.. Especially quick forward and backward is sorely missing. Those are there but need multiple clicks to bring the control first on the play bar. It should be directly possible to do quick forward or backward

  51. Jolanda Scheepers-avatar

    Jolanda Scheepers


    Great remote. But doesn't work if android TV device had an update. We lost our original remote, and can't control it any other way. Now with the new update my phone in not connected any more. Please fix it that you can use your phone without original remote.

  52. Rajesh Mule-avatar

    Rajesh Mule


    Awesome remote control app for my vu android tv. Its work perfectly. Just need some improvement. Like volume control is missing. Please add it will helpful. We like to appriciate youe work.

  53. tamer khashaba-avatar

    tamer khashaba


    I was able to connect to my xiaomi mibox4 from my Samsung A80 via wifi and bluetooth before updating to android 10 but after the android 10 update the Android tv control only shows my mibox4 when they are on the wifi network not bluetooth despite of pairing my a80 with the mibox4 via bluetooth and the mibox shows my a80 in "remotes and accessories"

  54. Thomas Walder-avatar

    Thomas Walder


    Does not let me turn on from standby and off again, also, lacks basic controls like channel setting and volume setting. But what it does do it does quickly and easily

  55. Mohamed Kasir K-avatar

    Mohamed Kasir K


    Wonderful app 👍 but it's need an upgrade with on/off button, Volume control, menu, input devices, mute button . This all should work in bluetooth pairing.

  56. Rajesh Dharmadhikari-avatar

    Rajesh Dharmadhikari


    Suddenly does not identify the tv. Tried pairing many times as well. Google please work on it. Tv os is yours. Remite app is yours. Make both work correctly. Started hating this setup

  57. Alan DANIELS-avatar

    Alan DANIELS


    After tv went thru an update it no longer works. I tried clearing cache and uninstalled and reinstalled. Sees it knows it but app fails to work. Worked perfect before the update.

  58. Barry-avatar



    Pro: Works and pairs well. Con: My wife and I used to be able to pair both our phones at the same time, however now only one phone can be paired at any given time. So the other is kicked off, requiring entering a pairing code.

  59. Anurag Jaiswal-avatar

    Anurag Jaiswal


    No longer working. No power on button. This is showing unknown ssid for wifi and unable to locate and pair to tv on the same WiFi network. Can you suggest how to fix this?

  60. Mr Egg-avatar

    Mr Egg


    I think it's a good app, but I can't even control it. Tried 3rd party apps still did same thing. It would take me back to connect menu. Be the real app and add 7.0 support. Also, like your Android cat easter egg on 11 and 7.0!

  61. punit tripathi-avatar

    punit tripathi


    Some features are missing like, mute button, powe on/off button, volume button. Including all this feature would make it a better virtual remote. So I think Google developer should think of it and update in future.

  62. David Fussell-avatar

    David Fussell


    Needs Update. Please merge this functionality with the Google Home app allowing remote controls to open in a pop up window when accessing Android TV devices from the home app, this shouldn't be separate.

  63. DJ JAM-avatar

    DJ JAM


    So Poor.. Doesn't Works Via Bluetooth Even After Pairing And Keeps On Searching For Android TV. Only Gets Connected When Done Via Same Network WiFi. And Key Gets Stuck While Playing. Main Aim To Install This Was To Play Game.

  64. Anand Rathod-avatar

    Anand Rathod


    Very very nice experience with this app. But if the power-off were there it would have been of great help. Still thank you so much for this great app.

  65. Andrew Morley-avatar

    Andrew Morley


    Poor effort. The app works fine, it just lacks anything resembling useful buttons and features. I think their idea was to encourage you to use voice commands, but let's face it, nobody wants to talk to their TV. Give us a power button, a mute button, shortcuts to apps and settings. The possibilities for smart control of our "smart" TVs are almost endless eg. a tightly integrated app that knows where we are on the tv and provides useful contextual controls, but Google left us in the Stone Age.

  66. Noah La liberte-avatar

    Noah La liberte


    This app is no longer functional. You cannot connect to new sony android TV. It was working until the most recent update.

  67. SRINIVAS K-avatar



    Stopped working after TV update. Last update in April 2017. Need update ASAP otherwise please remove the App from play store. This app was very much useful. Request to Google to update the APP

  68. Hani El-Saadi-avatar

    Hani El-Saadi


    This app is very simple and works very well. However, it lacks some features and the app home button should be moved so we don't keep confusing it with the phone home button.

  69. Craig Green-avatar

    Craig Green


    Can't get my phone to connect to my Android TV box anymore using this app. Lost the remote and was hoping that this would be able to replace it. Couldn't get my phone to connect to the TV box via Bluetooth, wifi or ethernet cable.

  70. Tom Hall-avatar

    Tom Hall


    App does not show the real names of my new Chromecast with Google TV (s) - it simply lists them as Chromecast, Chromecast (2), Chromecast (3) etc. It doesn't even let me rename them

  71. Josh Horn-avatar

    Josh Horn


    Works most of the time, but it never lets me use the keyboard on my phone option. It gets very annoying having to move over to each letter instead of just typing it out on my phone.

  72. Prahar Darji-avatar

    Prahar Darji


    Would have been a 5 star review. But there is one thing missing. The app can't be used as a keyboard in various applications. If this app had this feature, it would have been a big relief from trouble of typing on TV.

  73. Heath Jackson-avatar

    Heath Jackson


    Lost my remote for Phillips Android TV. So, I try to reconnect this app every few days or so. Sometimes I give up right away. But, on great days, I waste up to 30 minutes trying every possible strategy. Sometimes, I smile when I think it's a Chinese hacking app and not really made to control my TV. That's way better than the likely option of just being terrible.

  74. Will Hartmann-avatar

    Will Hartmann


    Initially the app wouldn't connect to my Android TV and without any error messages detailing why I looked at a few potential causes. In my case, uninstalling all updates (reverting to stock version) in the Android TV app installed in the TV solved my issue. I can connect and use the app now. It would be nice if the app was a lot more useful though, it's not even close to being able to replace my physical remote in which case, it's really just not worth using.

  75. sleeper107-avatar



    Works but it's useless. It doesn't let you use the Gboard to type to the TV. It's literally a virtual D-pad. This is only good if you lost or broke your remote and you're waiting for a replacement to come in the mail.

  76. Mounish Kumar-avatar

    Mounish Kumar


    A very good move. It should not work when your mobile tethers hotspot to TV. Bluetooth connectivity, it is just a dumb one. Never use this app if you tether hotspot from your phone to provide internet to your TV.

  77. Myron Fernandez-avatar

    Myron Fernandez


    Best remote app, and even the best remote available, period. Very smooth, precise, and no latency or lag at all. By far the best way to operate an Android TV.

  78. Rishi Roy-avatar

    Rishi Roy


    This is an extremely buggy app. It gives a lot of pain to connect to the TV, and even if it connects, it automatically gets disconnected from the TV after sometime.

  79. Stang Vette-avatar

    Stang Vette


    Stupid thing cannot find my device and no way to input an IP or MAC address to connect. Why would you not allow the user to input the IP of the device? We are not all idiots. I would give it a zero star rating

  80. Diljeet Kumawat-avatar

    Diljeet Kumawat


    Thank you for the feature, now the voice input on YouTube works, thanks for great update. Please add a Menu button coz my tv has some features on the menu button

  81. Simon Raistrick-avatar

    Simon Raistrick


    'Keyboard' doesnt work - literally wont type passwords, TV responds to everything else but not typing. Same on 2 TVs and using my chromebook or phone as controller. Android TV gives NO OTHER WAY to login to play store on the TV so I cant log in thanks to this terrible app.

  82. Stephen Schmith-avatar

    Stephen Schmith


    Does not connect to my hisense android tv. Neither wifi or bluetooth work. The app also doesn't provide any error messages telling me what might be wrong.

  83. Karl Kernaghan-avatar

    Karl Kernaghan


    Very handy app especially with the new Chromecast with Google TV. The app works great but is very outdated, an update for the new Chromecast would be great.

  84. marcel verbeek-avatar

    marcel verbeek


    Wonderful simplistic design. Works like a charm. The only thing I miss is a powerbutton. Nevertheless 5 stars because other apps don't come even close.

  85. Angus Grayling-avatar

    Angus Grayling


    Constantly needs to be re-paired. Often can't even see my NVIDIA shield. So close to being useless.

  86. A Rathod-avatar

    A Rathod


    Everything is good, except that switch-off button is not there. Or else it would have been good replacement for original renote. Thank you!

  87. Hugo Gogol-avatar

    Hugo Gogol


    Worked perfectly for me on nVidia Shield. Only drawback is I can only press one button at a time, which makes some games difficult

  88. Barbara Przygoda-avatar

    Barbara Przygoda


    Adds some random characters at the end of strings while entering credentials that cannot be removed. This makes app totally unusable.

  89. Avril Govender-avatar

    Avril Govender


    This is the most troublesome and problematic app I've ever come across in my life. It refuses to connect to the TV. It sometimes connects after 5pm if I'm lucky and it stays on even when I'm disconnected. Google. Pls update this app and make it user friendly. Give us an app that actually works instead of pretending to "load or connect" when it clearly doesn't

  90. Unaswi Mothuti-avatar

    Unaswi Mothuti


    Great application, my remote died and needed something to use and this came to the rescue. Wish Google can make updates to it like make it a widget or remain as a pop up view. It's a really great app and had potential for great update.

  91. Tania W-avatar

    Tania W


    Easy to install (about 1 min) and simple to use (I was up & running in about 2mins as app is like remote control). Changing the channel is easy using DPad option by pressing up or down arrows to surf channels without the TV screen flicking through; Or you have touchpad to do all the stuff your remote does once y get the hang of it. I prefer to use this app rather than remote. Less hassle. I read other feedback about the app and this has not been my experience at all. Quite the opposite.

  92. Tanay Sarkar-avatar

    Tanay Sarkar


    This is a very good app for my openion but voice option doesn't always work. I have used keypad once and than every time I wanted to use voice option is showing keypad option. What is this? Please update the voice option.

  93. Luis Gonzalez-avatar

    Luis Gonzalez


    The app is incredibly laggy, when typing in input it freezes up the phone, and I have used this with multiple different phones not just my OnePlus all have had the same experience. When using it, it often just disconnects from my Android TV at random. Considering this app hasn't been updated in over three years, it is no wonder it doesn't work the way it should. Yet another abandoned Google product.

  94. erik wiliyanto-avatar

    erik wiliyanto


    connected without problem, HOME, BACK and other button works fine. but I can't find button to increase/decrease volume. please help. thanks

  95. Ehsan Taghipour-avatar

    Ehsan Taghipour


    Very disappointing! Such a shame for the android tv ecosystem that still doesn't have a smart remote control. I can't even launch an app or search something on the TV. I can do more with my IR remote.

  96. Prakhar Srivastava-avatar

    Prakhar Srivastava


    It's good but whenever you use this you always need to look on your phone to see where the buttons are which is so frustrating So I will recommend to provide some gestures support on this to make it easier

  97. ABDULLAH SAUD-avatar



    Giving one star just because it doesn't have power button and once configured it continuosly appear in notification panel even if tv is off. And what about volume control?

  98. Aravind-avatar



    The volume buttons are not visible. Also, the remote is getting disconnected as soon as I lock my screen.

  99. Mahesh Gorad-avatar

    Mahesh Gorad


    Gives more accibility to my android TV. Has very basic functions. To typing on TV you must have this. Happy with flawless functionality.

  100. kamal gautam-avatar

    kamal gautam


    All nice but automatically swiched to antenna input mode when disconnected. Please fix it as soon as possible. Thanks.

  101. Amanda Raines-avatar

    Amanda Raines


    Works perfectly. I lost my remote to my Sharp TV and could not access my streaming services. With this remote i watch Hocus pocus before Halloween!

  102. Jason Mulholland-avatar

    Jason Mulholland


    Hey Google, where's the real remote buttons!? You know like power, source, volume, menu, & so on??? Just the ↑←↓→, ok & keyboard (the only really useful one in my opinion) buttons is a little bare-bones don't you think? There's also the mic button, but if using an Android device it's just a redundant feature. As a suggestion, I think it'd be a great idea to integrate Android TV functions into your Google Home app. So when tapping on your Android TV device it could show you an Android TV remote.

  103. KUMAR KALAIVANI-avatar



    Super app for Android TV. TV's volume for mobile's volume and all keys are in as remote. It acts like a original remote. It works on bluetooth and wifi and hotspot. Thank u.

  104. victor david-avatar

    victor david


    Reason for 3 start rating is this remote doesn't have switch on and switch off option. Quiet surprised to see this is not available. So u need to reach the actual tv remote to on ur tv.

  105. N K-avatar

    N K


    It once worked with no problems but now it won't connect to my tv. My tv shows up but it keep saying it can't find my tv. This app is useless now to me.

  106. Aaron Musgrave-avatar

    Aaron Musgrave


    Sure it works... But the functionality is pretty limited and I don't think the app has been updated since 2017. Would be nice to have a number pad and more controls.

  107. Grandpapa Chai-avatar

    Grandpapa Chai


    Didn't connect to my television at all. I spent 20 minutes but nothing. The network was the same, the bluetooth was on too, but still nothing.

  108. Chris Nic-avatar

    Chris Nic


    Very limited in what it can do. You basically have directional motions or search. Its a one trick pony.

  109. Matthew Stephenson-avatar

    Matthew Stephenson


    Where are the volume buttons and ON and OFF buttons? Every time I use my phone buttons for volume it freezes the streaming shows im watching and brings up error codes!

  110. Grant Beale-avatar

    Grant Beale


    Very disappointing app. We recently purchased a 4K EKO 65inch Android TV for our bedroom (which is a great quality tv for the price.) Whilst the remote that came with it works a treat, we wanted to be able to use our Samsung android phones as secondary remotes from either side of the bed, however the App is unable to find the TV on standby in Bluetooth mode. It needs to be first turned on using the remote, but then the App takes many attempts to connect to the TV Bluetooth, very hit & miss.

  111. Rakesh Bhat-avatar

    Rakesh Bhat


    All the functions are fine. But their is one major issue and that's no power on/off button is provided. I hope you will add it asap. I would have given five star if the on /off switch was there.

  112. Ryan Bouchard-avatar

    Ryan Bouchard


    Works great but could use a few more features. The app is a simple arrow or stylus pad with a (back), (home), & (Play/pause) button. Works great however some apps and features do require additional buttons. Separating out the play pause button fix the issue with several apps and connected devices like Blu-ray players.

  113. Owner Flo-avatar

    Owner Flo


    App keep asking for access to location and microphone. I will use it in my house, without voice. So no location or microphone required. But the app will not start without. So its useless app and i dont recommend it

  114. Bhaskar Pal-avatar

    Bhaskar Pal


    As a TV remote, a basic function would be volume control and a channel changer and it doesn't even have either of those. The developers should try watching TV to know how people watch. The UI looks like it's been designed by someone totally ignorant of it. Other than that, there are minimal functions and they work fine with Android TV. ( TouchPad, Select, play/pause are the only functions it has)

  115. Sofiya rao-avatar

    Sofiya rao


    There is a bug i think in voice. Sometimes it would work sometimes it wont. Can you please check the flow when we click voice button it would not turn to red. Some discrepancy in this

  116. Lonewolf-avatar



    Was working when I first downloaded the app. 3 months later it won't connect to the same TV it's been connecting to. Same wifi network and all. This app is officially basura.

  117. Hitarth Bhatt-avatar

    Hitarth Bhatt


    Very nice app works perfectly and seamlessly with my sony android tv 2016 model with wifi and Bluetooth. Surprisingly no ads. But cannot turn off or turn on my tv with this app.

  118. Hoai Phuong Nguyen-avatar

    Hoai Phuong Nguyen


    It doesn't have many options, only a touch pad or navigation buttons, and 4 other bottons: back, home, play/pause and mic. Doesn't have a Power button. No volum, source selection, or channel change either. Lame! I finally uninstall this app and install Remote Android TV app instead. It has all the necessary buttons the this app lack of.

  119. Genessa R-avatar

    Genessa R


    This app is terrible. I've only been able to use it twice from the many times I've tried to use it. The remote won't connect to my TV no matter what I do. And after spending like 10-15 minutes of trying to get it to connect, as you can imagine, it gets very frustrating after a while and I don't even bother to try to use it if I lose my remote. So disappointing considering this horrible app is coming from Google.

  120. Mark Hutchings-avatar

    Mark Hutchings


    I am surprised that this app is just mediocre coming from Google. We went from a Roku TV to an Android one and I am very disappointment in their remote app. How do you switch between the inputs on this thing? Where is the Windows version of this app so we can control it from our PC? I know there's other remote apps out there that does more than Google's version, but I am rating this one. Please improve this or I might consider what software is running on my future TV purchases.

  121. Justin Sparks-avatar

    Justin Sparks


    Worked for the first week. Now it will not connect to the TV at all. I've deleted the app and redownload. I've cleared the app data and cache. I'm only trying to use the app because the regular remote stopped working too. This has to be the worst purchase I've ever made. Screw google and Philip's for putting out 3rd rate products just to get our money.

  122. Kishore kumar-avatar

    Kishore kumar


    Great app! It would be more useful when you add volume control. Given 4 stars because touch pad is not working properly.

  123. Rohan Agrawal-avatar

    Rohan Agrawal


    Useless app. Other than a left right button, you can't use anything else. Voice command doesn't work properly. Even on search Option, you can't type your search thru phone. Unnecessary creation of this app. Make it better or remove it completely.

  124. Amol Pawar-avatar

    Amol Pawar


    Very good app for Android TV. It will be excellent if you add air mouse and gamepad mode in the app. We all are awaiting for it as most app on Android TV will be easier to operate with air mouse and for games in Google Play Store gamepad is must for playing various games else we cannot enjoy these games as there are various physical gamepad available in market but very few are fully compatible with Android TV. Also please add volume, program changing button and volume mute buttons.

  125. Tanbir Sohail-avatar

    Tanbir Sohail


    Great app. Would love to have some essential features like a Mute button, a menu button and a dedicated power button.

  126. Hugo Villeneuve-avatar

    Hugo Villeneuve


    So bad. Typing on a tv is bad, with this even worse. Somehow not in sync. Even my review got edited. Impossible

  127. Bijoy Pathak-avatar

    Bijoy Pathak



  128. Alex Roman-avatar

    Alex Roman


    App is suggested for my tv but for some reason it worked until I updated my tv now it won't connect I can see my tv on my phone but it refuses to connect. Update the app if you're going to recommend this for new TV's because it's really dumb for an app that hasn't been updated since 2017 to be suggested for something from 2019 that worked for a week.

  129. Sandra-avatar



    only thing I needed this to do is utilize the keyboard to make it easier to sign in to things. that doesn't work.

  130. Mikail Zilyas-avatar

    Mikail Zilyas


    Meh, volume can't be controlled. Would be the function I need the most. Volume buttons on phone don't work in-app.

  131. Krystal Mermea-avatar

    Krystal Mermea


    I can't even use it... After I've connected it to my Bedroom TV is just automatically closes and keeps closing when I try to open it again. I want to use this since I've temporarily misplaced my actual remote, but to no avail! Please fix this, Google!

  132. Aidan Peckham-avatar

    Aidan Peckham


    Fails to connect to a tv that is: - Listed on available devices. - Connected to the same Wifi, and Google Home account. - Gives no error messages or offer alternative connection methods. Worthless app, don't waste your data downloading it, if less than 1 star ratings were possible, I would give it less.

  133. Kris-avatar



    Would not work despite 30 mins of troubleshooting. It should absolutely not be this difficult to set up a wifi based remote. I unfortunately really liked google not too long ago so I have their phone, their best, their tv, everything. But I'm so tired of this and Google's stuff repeatedly not working at all that I am selling it all. I'm done with this.

  134. Kevin B-avatar

    Kevin B


    The TouchPad isn't working, the rest works fine. TouchPad recognizes my finger when I touch it, but won't move the pointer on my screen.

  135. Michelle Hinal-avatar

    Michelle Hinal


    After i downloaded this app, it was connected smoothly on my mi android tv box, uses all functions except the voice & keyboard then after a few minutes my mibox automatically restart, stuck on loading & it says need factory data reset or continue so i click continue coz i dont want to lose all of my data & it back to normal. The lesson was i dont recommended this app it affected my android box with no clue at all. This is first time to happen so i dont want to use this again. SUCKS GOOGLE!

  136. General Softness Hardness-avatar

    General Softness Hardness


    Works best Except the keypad feature does not work on my tablet I use this app on my Lenovo tab 4 10 The app would be a lot better if there was a joystick so that we can play games on Android TV without the need of an actual joystick Overall the app is very good . The developer just needs to fix the keyboard feature of the app.

  137. Boombastic gamer !-avatar

    Boombastic gamer !


    Very nice app,and thanks to google for creating this app,it must have volume up and down buttons too,nice connection, keep it up.

  138. Vikram Bhalerao-avatar

    Vikram Bhalerao


    Can you add audio option, like when we are connected to the tv, we can plug earphones into phone and and enjoy tv audio in private

  139. Olanrewaju Usman Owode-avatar

    Olanrewaju Usman Owode


    Worked well for few hours and never connect to my Andriod TV again. Cleared cache and dat all to no vail. Rubbish app from Google yet again

  140. R. Gerrits-avatar

    R. Gerrits


    Very quickly found my tv and paired with it. But then you see the actual remote control that the app offers -- or rather the lack of control. Where are all the buttons?!? Nothing that I need, like volume, hdmi add source, power on/off.

  141. Martin Hansen-avatar

    Martin Hansen


    So... The app workes as described. But would have been nice to have volume buttons. I've read you can use the volume buttons on phone, but not tried yet. After one year of having the app I didn't know this, so almost never used it. No information about this in the app.

  142. Everything Here Best-avatar

    Everything Here Best


    Fantastic this made my life so easy I don't have the remote with touch control which is so easy to use as compared to tactile button remote, also for those who don't know know to control volume go to this app connect and use volume rocker on your phone I also wanna tell that I use the slide keyboard very much and this made my life very easy

  143. Update Update-avatar

    Update Update


    This is not working at all, searches for the TV Console, and when connecting, the screen disappears. This keeps happening all the time, am using it on RealMe U1. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, yet the same. Please check Google.

  144. Irene Palm-avatar

    Irene Palm


    The app used to work properly but several weeks ago it just can not pair under any circumstances with my android tv.

  145. Avinaba Basu-avatar

    Avinaba Basu


    Does not work at all with my new Sony Bravia Android TV. Reinstalled app, rebooted both phone and TV, switched both Wifi and Bluetooth connections, without any luck at all.

  146. Scott Powers-avatar

    Scott Powers


    Not bad but you need to add an option to use the track pad to control a mouse on Android TV. The swipepad is good and even preferable for plenty of things but sometimes, you just need a regular mouse. Good landscape support though.

  147. Parwez Ahmed-avatar

    Parwez Ahmed


    Wanted to use for my Thomson Ultra 4K Android Smart LED TV by installing on my Motorola One Fusion+. Unfortunately, it always crashes. Wondering why it was released without adequate testing.

  148. SUMITA RAY-avatar



    The app has no volume control button. I can't change the tv volume by using volume button of mobile. Otherwise the app is good.

  149. Quindarius Parham-avatar

    Quindarius Parham


    This is bare bones... A little revision with more buttons (Inputs button) and options (like Google Assistant) would be a welcome change.

  150. Alan Dudley-avatar

    Alan Dudley


    I downloaded this app for my streaming box and kodi system. The app is useless I've granted it all permissions ; location and microphone, phone and storage, however it does nothing. The app has no settings so there is nothing to adjust, I open the app on my tablet then I open my streaming box and nothing happens. I open the app on my streaming box the only thing in can check besides granting permissions is the apps open source licenses. Force stop - nothing.