Google secretly launched a new feature which allows you to control your Chromecast using your TV remote. This is a bit unsuspecting but a neat feature that only works on TV with HDMI-CEC. You may be confused as the Chromecast does not have a IR receiver. The way it works is this. The Chromecast receives your TV remote signal via the HDMI-CEC enabled connector. Your remote must also have buttons dedicated to play, stop, pause, fast forward, and rewind. I just tried this on my 2009 Samsung HDTV and it did not work. If you are not sure if you have HDMI-CEC enabled TV, try to look at your manual or simply give the feature a trial!