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The Google Home app is starting to introduce full TV controls

The Google Home app is starting to introduce full TV controls

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Some TVs can be controlled by the Nest Hub, and the Google Home app is finally starting to accept these touch controls.

Back in August, Google said it is “rolling out redesigned controls for popular smart home devices in the Google Home app,” including fans, air purifiers, vacuum cleaners and TVs. These turned out to be fairly minor visual changes to the device’s control page.

Users who have TVs compatible with Google Assistant/Home support now they notice that the Google Home app offers full touch controls. This includes volume up/down, mute/unmute, power on/off, play, pause, channel and source list.

It’s the same template as non-Cast smart speakers, with a large volume rocker and pills containing everything but play/pause.

Old vs. New (u/PhilStation)

These controls may have already been available on the Nest Hub, but they are now available on the Google Home app. This is different from Cast-enabled TVs or Google/Android TV, which are instead served by the media controls of the new Google Home app.

As of today, there are reports of LG and Samsung TV owners using the redesigned Home app Preview program. This functionality is not yet widely available in the Google Home app for all users.

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