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Google TV’s ‘Magic Button’ makes its debut — but not on a Chromecast

Google’s “Magic Button” shortcut for Google TV has been spotted in the wild on an actual remote for an upcoming streaming box…made by Walmart.

AFTVnews got its hands on Walmart’s as-yet-unreleased Onn 4K Pro – a streaming box powered by Google TV – and the remote features the new star button in the upper right corner. The device simply calls it the “customizable button” and it can be programmed as a shortcut to an app or to allow you to change inputs. It replaces the dedicated TV input button on previous Onn streaming box remotes.

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The button has been part of Google TV-adjacent hardware for years, but it hasn’t actually appeared until now. It first appeared in marketing materials for Google’s first Chromecast TV in 2020. Then last year, it appeared in Android TV beta code, suggesting it could come to an upcoming Chromecast under the name “Magic Button”. Google is hosting its I/O developer conference on May 14, and it’s possible the company will unveil a new version of Chromecast there.

The Onn 4K Pro was leaked last week during a YouTube livestream by Superdell-TV. The new device has a built-in smart speaker as well as “Pro” features such as support for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The remote also has a large “Free TV” button that takes you to Google’s FAST channels. The device has yet to appear on Walmart’s website, but leaks suggest it will be officially released very soon.

News Source : www.theverge.com
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