Last week, Robby laid out a very good contingency plan in the unfortunate event you should misplace or lose the remote to your new Chromecast w/Google TV. While this will work in a pinch, chances are decent that some streamers at some point are going to have a remote go missing for good and will need a fully-functional permanent replacement. Thankfully, Google actually thought ahead this time and you can now purchase a Chromecast remote directly from the Google Store.
How much is a replacement Chromecast remote worth? I suppose that’s subjective but Google is selling them for $19 and I feel that’s a suitable price to control one of the best products the team in Mountain View has ever created. It’s the same price you’d pay to replace an Apple TV remote and I’m sure most Apple folks wouldn’t bat an eye to fork over twenty bucks for a new remote. I know I wouldn’t if were the owner of Apple hardware.
In addition to having a plan for a lost remote, this also gives users an option if they want to have a remote in a different color. Perhaps you bought the Snow Chromecast at launch because it was the only one available or maybe it was part of a bundle. Maybe you like to change the decor in your home on a regular basis and you need a remote to match the season. Since the remote is behind the TV, no one will be the wiser. Whatever your reason, you can now buy Chromecast remotes whenever you want in the color of your choice. Well, so long as that choice is Snow, Sunrise or, Sky. You can find the Chromecast with Google TV remote over at the Google Store.