Future Google TV to get self-charging, battery-free remote

New Delhi: TW Electronics, the UK-based company behind the reference remote used in most Android TV and Google TV devices in recent years, has released a remote that includes a solar panel on the bottom that allows the battery to self-charge. introduced a new design. .

TW Electronics tweeted. “We are happy to announce the launch of a self-rechargeable, battery-free #remote control powered by indoor lighting. Developed by #Exeger, the device is #GoogleTV ready and easily integrated into existing systems. You can,” he tweeted. (Also read: Big discounts on iPhone 14 at Flipkart, Amazon and Imagine Store: Check out price drops and big offers)

According to 9to5Google, the panel used in the remote control uses a light source and converts its energy into electricity, which can charge the battery inside the device. Brands such as Samsung have introduced self-recharging remotes in recent years, and Amazon is expected to be working on incorporating this technology into its next Fire TV remote. (Also read: 1% of US population, Indian Americans pay 6% in taxes: Congressman)

However, it’s unclear when this self-recharging remote will actually launch on Google TV products, the report said. Last year, the tech giant began rolling out “personalized profiles” for users on Google TV. The new His Google TV profile allows users to enjoy their own personal space with their Google account.

“When you’re watching TV, your profile will help you discover more of what’s out there, taking into account your interests and preferences. You can set up a profile for them to give them access to a collection of fun movies…under your guidance,” the company said in a blog post.