Android TV

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Entertainment 1.10.06 Apr 26, 2016 Mar 14, 2017 20.5 MB iOS 8.0 or later 4+
New in version 1.10.06

Bug fixes


The Android TV app is now available in the App Store. Use your iPhone as a remote for your Android TV. The d-pad mode and touchpad modes let you easily navigate to your favorite content. Tap the microphone to start a voice search or use the keyboard to input text on your Android TV.

Android TV remote for iPhone allows you to:
- Use d-pad or touchpad gestures to control your Android TV.
- Enter text with keyboard.
- Search using voice commands.
- Connect multiple remotes to Android TV for multiplayer gaming.

To get started, connect your iPhone to the same network as your Android TV device.
Works with all Android TV devices.

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Riddled with bugs
alexmcm3 on 4/21/2018
Good idea for an app but unfortunately it’s riddled with bugs left to right. It’s constantly crashing on my iPhone 8+. Voice control doesn’t work, doesn’t register touches and sometimes freezers. Eventually it’ll close out and you have to reopen it. In a span of 15 minutes I had the app crash 12 times and freeze 4 times. Extremely ridiculous considering I’m just trying to watch some programs on my Android TV.
Needs a lot of work.
Russianwaffle on 4/20/2018
Can’t power on or off devices, no volume control, now mouse support (not a deal breaker), doesn’t support the iPhone X display still. It tends to crash for no reason and the keyboard mess’s up often. Come on google fix your app.
Why doesn't Google or Apple remove this from the store?
McConda on 4/19/2018
I saw the reviews and decided to try it anyway, thinking maybe the crashing voice button had been fixed, but it's not. Worse than useless.
TheReviewrPeople on 4/4/2018
I recently downloaded the app and I tried the microphone. Crashes. That’s weird, I thought.
No good
Turbo nonsense on 3/24/2018
Apple needs to take this app down.
Crashes when activating mic
PKsteR on 3/19/2018
Crashes when activating mic, does not as for microphone permissions it just crashes. Hint hint guys please fix it. Also would be nice to have a mouse pad option included besides D pad and keyboard. Thanks.
Pretty good
kelly1213 on 3/14/2018
It’s not very good for all the voice thing and other features but for basic controls it’s fine. I’ve had no problems with it but I don’t know about other views. Maybe it doesn’t work for some brands but idk. Works fine for me tho👌👍
Just doesn’t work
EyeamTim on 3/14/2018
I have a NVIDIA shield and when I use the keyboard in this app it double types the first letter of what I’m typing and won’t let me delete it. So frustrating. Was hoping the official android tv remote would function even at a basic level.
CRASHED when using voice
Nguyen Ba Dao on 3/10/2018
It looks like the app does not request microphone permissions which lead to the crash. It’s an basic error which is unacceptable to a big corporation like Google. Please fix it!
Crashes on voice
Mromair on 3/6/2018
App crashes on voice option
Frequent crashes
JohnyHachi on 3/6/2018
Frequent crashes and voice to text doesn't transferred to TV. Android TV really needs an app like this, so it's a shame it does work. Running on iOS phone
Constant crashes
MC Hamster on 3/5/2018
It randomly crashes on most uses and always crashes when using the voice input.
Voice crashes app
Joiggy on 3/3/2018
The voice option crashes the app when you press it
Useful but buggy
nikolay.buryak on 3/2/2018
The app is very useful but buggy. On every launch it takes time to connect todevice, crashes on voice input
Voice broken
Slice0flife- on 2/28/2018
Doesn’t work and crashes.
Good but could use a little love
Yolanda Hodoor on 2/28/2018
No new features just polish. Keep up the good work.
Crashes all the time
CritiqueMemester on 2/26/2018
I can't even use this app because every time I press a button it crashes. So basically unusable.
Extremely buggy, how did this pass QA?
windyrock on 2/24/2018
Someone is asleep at the switch at Google. * One Tap on the dpad randomly scrolls infinitely or randomly stops. * Takes forever to connect to shield * Randomly requires re-pairing, while still working from the original pairing in the background. In short, this app is chewed up like gum. Fix this trash.
Crash and burn
bartnik0221 on 2/18/2018
The app works great until I tap the microphone for voice commands. Then it crashes. My wife has a Samsung galaxy and app works great for her, including voice command. From the looks of other reviews, an update to fix the crashing issue for iOS is LONG OVERDUE.
Voice search Instant Crash
mesostinky on 2/2/2018
Come on now. This application only has like six buttons and one of them crashes the app instantly over and over. A) this should not be possible B) it should have been fixed the next day after being reported. I honestly don't understand why this hasn't been fixed. 1-12-18 Still no update for crashing. 2-2-18 Still no update for crashing.
Crashy McCrashFace on NVIDIA Shield
Sumocomputers2 on 1/27/2018
Not sure what else to say, but unusable as it crashes constantly on NVIDIA Shield.
Do not download this app!
Chetan_k on 1/25/2018
Cannot type correctly using the latest OS (7.0) Sony XBR65x850D. Whenever we try typing one alphabet, it types multiple times on the TV. Can’t believe it’s been over two years and still having the same issue! Please fix it.
Doesn’t work
Hdjekeiejeienej on 1/24/2018
No options. No manual connection. As far as I can see, this app doesn’t work whatsoever.
Remote fails to connect
exodus3 on 1/18/2018
No longer connects to my Nvidia Shield. Doesn’t control volume and voice didn’t work even when it used to connect.
Com on volume ?
777Loki on 1/14/2018
This is a native app for Android TV shield..but no way to control volume ??? The most basic needed feature is missing... I can’t even Understand why such important thing for a remote is not there...
Lir Bar
TheNiceGuy2 on 1/14/2018
Why still no iPhone X support ? It so buggy on iPhone X compare to iPhone 7 / 8...
Hey_SoulSista on 1/9/2018
This app is HORRIBLE! I almost feel like it’s so crappy on purpose. The same app works just fine on my sister’s android, but 90% of the time it does not work for me.
Crashes constantly
DontWantNicknameaaa on 1/8/2018
I keep buying google products, but they continue to disappoint in hardware and software. This is the last straw. Downloaded this app as a workaround to a Google Nexus remote that wasn’t working very well (would only work half of the time you pressed buttons). Well, this app crashes every time you try to use the voice feature and most of the time when you try to use the keyboard feature. I see here that someone posted the same problem about 6 months before my review, so it’s clear that Google isn’t working on this app very much. Google Nexus was discontinued and this app is probably dead too. Goodbye google products.
Please fix voice control crashes
mattcsaunders on 1/8/2018
I love this app for my Nexus Player (since the factory one is garbage), but it keeps crashing when I try to use voice control. Please fix it Google!!
It’s obviously you guy don’t care
Wesleychef on 1/7/2018
This app obviously does not work at all. why in the hell will you not fix it . Your google for crying out loud . Really ridiculous especially if you guys are pushing the whole whole automation deal
Crashes, unusable...
PolloTec on 1/4/2018
I am not sure how Google is still allowed to make Apps for iOS. If I were them I’d be embarrassed, or just not even bother making iOS apps anymore. All of their iOS apps are so mediocre, unreliable, and behind their other platform’s apps, it’s amazing they haven’t been kicked out of the Apple iOS App Store. Good luck to you Google, keep on believing you’re “winning customers” over to your platform by making terrible iOS apps. Or I guess that doesn’t really matter when you get so big, things like this become so insignificant, right?
Jaaaaaaaaaymg on 12/31/2017
Works but lags.
Voice Search Broken
S2DH on 12/30/2017
Tried to search over and over again and it keeps failing and crashing the app. This app really needs some serious work. It shows voice search on the TV, but the app crashes on the phone so you can’t search.
Voice Options always crashes.
MrUnequivocal on 12/30/2017
Please fix the voice option please. It’s a very handy app and could you add a volume panel as well. Thanks.
Crashes when you use voice recognition
sbollom on 12/19/2017
This is convenient to use with my TV. Fact is, I’ve had the TV 6 months and didn’t even know this app was an option. Yet, for the convenience it provides, the fact that activating the voice option causes this app to crash immediately is poor development.
Total piece of sh**
joe41899 on 12/13/2017
100% the sh**iest app iv ever used
Azteksoldier on 12/7/2017
Never works always crashing, this app should be erase from App Store
alexmano on 12/6/2017
This is from Google? They should be embarrassed. It’s buggy, and looks terrible. Much like their OS. Why even put out a remote app if you’re not going to put any effort into it? Would have been handy for my Shield TV. But whatever.
Voice typing doesn’t work
ajws7036 on 12/3/2017
Whenever you try to utilize voice typing, the app force quits. Also, it has to re-pair every connection.
Not good
sumb0765 on 11/30/2017
Voice dictation is not working and causes collapsing to the app.
Mason153 on 11/28/2017
While basic navigation seems fine (arrows, clicking, back button etc.) Keyboard function is basically inoperable and doesn’t seem to work across all apps.
Dr Babaa on 11/27/2017
Voice Control crashes app Keyboard repeats characters Pasting in usernames or passwords double inputs everything in certain apps... for instance when signing into services like Netflix. No Updates in like forever... Obviously not a priority for Google at all to support iOS users... 😒
Volume control
Mizled on 11/27/2017
The app works okay but it really needs to have the ability to control the volume up and down.
Works... sort of
Manny2314 on 11/26/2017
Review is for pairing with Sony x900e. Navigation works fine between apps and home. Using the keyboard produces weird results. Works okay with certain apps like Crunchyroll but in Netflix it would always add a “T” character before what I typed in the search box. Did not bother with voice as even with the remote that came with the tv is shaky between apps. I can overlook a lot of it’s issues but it definitely force closes and loses connection more times than it should. Not sure if it’s an issue with the app/individual apps on tv/or Android TV as an OS. Still it’s a Google app so I would have assumed they would have had a talented dev team working on this project for it to be such crap.
Pradyumna2905 on 11/25/2017
Please make this app open source. I’d like to contribute!
Voice crashes the app
Vdasa on 11/25/2017
The app crashes as soon as I touch the mic symbol. I have a Nvidia shield.
Glitchy AF since update
JumboGy on 11/20/2017
Since the android tv update this app and my nexus player have been super glitchy. I literally can’t search the App Store. Apple TV ftw...
This app used to work well
hilaurennicole on 11/16/2017
This app used to work well just for simply connecting and allowing us to stream. I’ll admit it was prone to crashing but if we already connected it to the tv our shows would still continue to play. Unfortunately it no longer works and fails to connect every time. Not worth the frustration anymore.
Doesn’t work
Elchamo08 on 11/16/2017
Doesn’t work
Won’t connect to Shield TV
MrMcBane on 11/12/2017
This app used to work fine with my Shield TV, but a few months ago, it stopped connecting, and nothing I do makes any difference.
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