Google TV app keeps opening automatically on mobile devices, fix in the works

The Google TV app has become a popular choice for many users to enjoy their favorite shows and movies on mobile devices.

Google TV app keeps opening automatically

However, some users are facing an irritating problem with the app. As per the reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Google TV app keeps opening automatically on their mobile devices.

Those affected have been experiencing this problem quite frequently, interrupting their normal usage and causing annoyance. Here are some reports for reference:


I am not touch the google tv app…they open in 2 – 2 min.. Again and again ..when i use another app it will open and my screen is full of black then google tv open without any tap. Just like i am using youtube after 2min. Google tv Open in middle the youtube (Source)

I rarely use my tablet to watch TV, so do not appreciate that Google TV automatically lauches nearly every time I open it to do something else. I’ve checked in settings, but don’t see an option to turn this off. Is my only option to uninstall it? (Source)

Google first acknowledged the problem with the Google TV app back in November 2022. At that time, they assured users that they were investigating the issue and working on a solution.

However, the problem persisted, and in April 2023, Google issued another acknowledgment, indicating that they were still actively looking into it.

Unfortunately, the issue remained unresolved. Recently, just a few days ago, Google once again acknowledged the problem, showing that it is still on their radar.

Hi, it’s a bug that is being worked on so engineering is aware. You can either logout of the app or remove it from your handheld device until that fix is found/released. (Source)


Despite multiple user reports (1, 2, 3) and Google’s acknowledgments, there is currently no known workaround to help users resolve the automatic opening of the Google TV app on mobile devices.

This means that affected users will have to wait for developers to fix it. Also, it is important to note that this issue seems to be specific to the Google TV app and not related to other apps or the device.

Rest assured, we will keep an eye out on the latest developments regarding this issue and inform you as and when we come across anything noteworthy.

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