For those familiar with AirConsole, it looks like they have now released a dedicated app for Android TV. For Those unfamiliar with AirConsole, in short, it allows you to use your smartphone as a controller to play a bunch of games on your desktop. Back in December, they also partnered with OnePlus to release a small selection of exclusive games for the OnePlus 2, OnePlus One and OnePlus X. With the release of the Android TV dedicated app this week, this is now essentially what you can do with your home TV.
Once the app is downloaded, it is extremely easy to set up. Open the app and the front page will immediately advise you to head to the website on your mobile device’s browser. Once there, there will be a code on the Android TV screen which need to be inputted on your mobile. This establishes the connection and then you are good to go. The general app interface works much in the same way as the desktop version does. So once connected you can use your mobile device to browse through the selection of games and play. It is worth noting that the app does not seem to have any controller support at all. So you cannot use an Android TV controller to navigate the app once open – this is an all-in smartphone experience.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht