The new Chromecast with Google TV is the first Chromecast to have a dedicated remote, and it comes with some useful extra buttons for Assistant, YouTube and Netflix. Voice control will probably come in handy for almost everyone, but what if you don’t use YouTube and Netflix often enough to justify that extra space on the remote? As it turns out, there is an option and an app for that.

If you want to remap the YouTube button to another related service, it is as simple as it can be. Press and hold the button, and a menu will appear that lets you “select your favorite YouTube application” – see screenshot below. You can choose between a pre-installed YouTube app and YouTube TV, and if you have installed YouTube Kids and YouTube Music (if you want to call it an app), these will also appear in the menu.

The Netflix button cannot be remaked by default, but thanks to the open nature of Android, a third-party app does the trick. Button Mapper lets you assign custom options to various buttons, including one for Netflix. In our testing, we were able to convert Netflix shortcuts to screenshot buttons, but there are almost endless options: you can launch any app or shortcut, disable the button completely, switching to the last active app Can, and more. Just note that some features are only available in the Pro version of Button Mapper. The app should work for any other buttons on the remote as well, so go wild – just remember which button is what you do.

The latest version of Button Mapper is available on the Play Store and APK Mirror.

Button Mapper: Remap Your Key
Button Mapper: Remap Your Key