You Can Now Play Or Pause Chromecast Videos With Your TV’s Remote

You Can Now Play Or Pause Chromecast Videos With Your TV’s Remote
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The Chromecast can do a lot, but until today, you needed your smartphone to control what you’re watching. If your TV has HDMI-CEC support, though, you can now use your existing TV remote to play or pause videos.

You’ve been able to power on your Chromecast with a remote for a while now, but a new update is rolling out to Chromecasts that enables play and pause, which is insanely convenient. Your TV will need to have HDMI-CEC support to make use of it, but many do these days — so if you aren’t sure, check your TV’s manual or Google around. (It may often go by another name, such as Samsung’s Anynet+ or Sony’s Bravia Link.)

Chromecast now works with your TV’s remote control [Medium]

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  • > You’ve been able to power on your Chromecast with a remote for a while now

    Huh ? Chromecast is “always on”

  • more information would be good…
    does this apply to media playing through plex? or just a video being played through chrome? or what?

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