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Google is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to toggle off auto-launch in the Chromecast’s remote control app on their Android devices.
The new feature is called “Auto-Start”, and it allows users to control the remote’s auto-discovery feature by swiping the right edge of the remote control, or the “back button”.
The “back” button is a new icon on the remote that will bring up a dropdown menu for selecting “automatically start”.
After swiping up on the “autopilot” icon, the Chromecasts remote will now show a countdown bar, and when it reaches zero, the remote will begin automatically selecting a new app to start.
The feature is still not live on all Chromecast devices, but Google says it’s working on it.
In addition to the Chromcast remote, the app has also been available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, though it has yet to be officially released for those platforms.
We contacted Google for more information about the new feature, and will update this post if we hear back.
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