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Since Material You became a reality, Google has included new or redesigned widgets in many of its apps. One that was still widgetless was the Google TV app.but that seems to be changing very soon.

As they were able to verify at 9to5Google, version of the Google TV app on a mobile device with Android 13 QPR2 beta 2 shows what the app’s first widget will be. It’s still pretty green, but let us know we’ll have it. remote control for Android TV at a touch distance.

TV remote control on mobile phone

There are more and more ways to control a TV from your mobile with Android TV or Google TV: You can do this from the Google Home app, the quick Android settings or previously with the Android TV Remote app. Soon there will be an additional way: from the home screen with a new widget From the Google TV app.

The widget is still pretty green, but we were able to see it – probably accidentally – in Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2. It is the first widget of the Google TV application. and while it’s not working very well at the moment, it gives us a pretty good idea of ​​how it will go.


Google TV widget. Image from 9to5Google

4 x 5 block size, widget displays a call button, a button to open the remote and a still unused space where it is quite possible that we will see content suggestions that will open with a tap. As is common with Material You widgets, it can be resized to fit the items displayed on the screen.

We’ll have to see how the widget evolves, but beyond the search and suggestions, perhaps the most interesting part is, shortcut to open remotewill keep the remote control of the TV close at hand, without the need to open any app or swipe the notification panel. For now, it’s impossible to know when it will be ready and available to everyone.

via | 9to5Google

Source: Xatak Android



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