Why have all Android TV remote apps stopped working?



  • As on date, nothing on play store can detect my Kogan TV running stock Android TV 9. The Google TV app is supposed to have a remote now, but it isn't shown for me. The system Android TV remote service on my TV is version 5.1+ (supposedly you need it to be > version 5).

    None of the other remote apps can detect the TV over WiFi or Bluetooth - I see review ratings of 2 and 3 all over the place with the same complaint. Is there a fix or a working app or has Google intercoursed everybody as usual with one of their updates, given they apparently retired their standalone remote app for bundling it with the stupid Google TV app, which is bloatware if all you want is a remote (assuming the feature is available, which is isn't for me)?

    If at all relevant, I'm using an ASUS ROG phone 5 with Android 12.



  • here is my app, that works on latest versions of Android TV: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dev.niamor.androidtvremote If you need, you can contact me by email directly from the app. Thank you.




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