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

onn branded remote sitting on to of a square streaming box with a mesh fabric
Not a Chromecast remote with a new button. | Image: AFTVnews

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

AFTVnews got hold of Walmart’s still-unreleased Onn 4K Pro — a Google TV-powered streaming box — and the remote features the new star button in the top 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.

Image: AFTVnews

Google’s new button is introduced on non-Google hardware.

The button has been leaking as part of Google TV-adjacent hardware for years, but it hasn’t actually…

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