You can now control Chromecasts with your TV remote
Chromecast has always been one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get streaming services onto your TV, but a major drawback has been having to control everything with your smartphone or laptop. Not any more, it seems: Google has apparently released a firmware update that lets Chromecast users control what’s on using their TV remote.
Only the play and pause buttons work
There are a couple of caveats though: only the play and pause buttons are supported, and the feature won’t work with older TVs. Google is apparently using a HDMI protocol known as HDMI-CEC to route signals from TV remotes to Chromecasts. This is a standard built into TVs that acts as a switching box for signals sent to and from HDMI devices. This means that the…
Source:: The Verge