The brand new Chromecast with Google TV is the primary Chromecast to have a devoted distant, and it comes with some helpful further buttons for the Assistant, YouTube, and Netflix. Voice management will most likely turn out to be useful for nearly everybody, however what for those who do not use YouTube and Netflix typically sufficient to justify that further house on the distant? Because it seems, there’s an possibility and an app for that.
Should you simply wish to remap the YouTube button to a different associated service, that is so simple as it may be. Press and maintain the button, and a menu will seem that permits you to “choose your favourite YouTube app” — see the screenshot under. You’ll be able to select between the pre-installed YouTube app and YouTube TV, and for those who’ve put in YouTube Children and YouTube Music, these will even seem within the menu.
The Netflix button cannot be remapped by default, however due to Android’s open nature, a third-party app does the trick. Button Mapper helps you to assign customized choices to totally different buttons, together with the one for Netflix. In our testing, we have been capable of flip the Netflix shortcut right into a screenshot button, however there are just about endless options: You’ll be able to launch any app or shortcut, disable the button altogether, swap to the final lively app, and extra. Simply notice that some options are solely obtainable within the Professional variant of Button Mapper. The app must also work for some other button on the distant, so go wild — simply bear in mind which button is which while you do.
The newest model of Button Mapper is on the market on the Play Retailer and APK Mirror.