Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonYour TV remote can now control Chromecast - FlatpanelsHD

Your TV remote can now control Chromecast

17 Mar 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

Chromecast, the small TV dongle with no remote control, can now be controlled with your TV’s remote control. The latest update lets you pause and play videos by utilizing HDMI CEC.

Use a TV remote control

Chromecast has no actual user interface on the TV screen. Instead you push content from your phone or tablet onto the TV screen via the cast button, and you also need your phone to pause videos. Until now.

The latest software update (ver. 27946) adds the ability to pause videos with your standard TV remote control. This is possible because Chromecast supports HDMI CEC (you TV also needs to support it), which makes it able to communicate with a TV. The new feature has been confirmed to work with YouTube, Google Play Music, BBC iPlayer, web videos, HBO Go, WatchESPN, Plex, and Allcast.

Just press the pause or play button on your TV remote control.

Google Chromecast


It has also been confirmed to work with Sony and Samsung TVs, but every TV with HDMI CEC support should work. Be aware that not all HDMI inputs on TVs support CEC. Oftentimes, only one or two of the HDMI ports have it implemented. Just move your Chromecast to one of these. Chromecast can also turn on your TV via the CEC system.

- Source: Reddit via Medium



Latest news

Philips OLED806

Philips unveils 2021 OLED TVs in 48-77" with HDMI 2.1, Ambilight

27 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Philips miniLED LCD

2021 Philips LCD TVs announced with miniLED & HDMI 2.1

27 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung LCD TV

TV market forecast to grow 2.8% to 223 million units in 2021

26 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Hisense 48X8F

Hisense unveils its first 48-inch OLED TV

26 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
YouTube HDR

YouTube now supports HDR on Xbox

22 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
webOS 5.0

LG starts licensing webOS to other TV makers

21 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Paramount+

Paramount+ launches March 4 in the US, more regions later this year

20 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Shield TV

Nvidia Shield gains support for PS5's DualSense, Xbox Series X/S controllers

20 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |