Google TV app will turn your phone into a remote control for Android TVs
Those plans have been revealed today when 9to5google discovered code strings in the Google TV app (previously known as Play Movies & TV) that suggest Google is about to add the same remote control capability available in the Android TV Remote Control app.
The strings refer to a directional pad, enter and back buttons, and the ability to pair a phone to an Android TV, which is exactly what a remote control would do. Unfortunately, the option to turn your phone into a remote control with the Google TV app is not yet functional, but at least we know that you won't have to use a standalone app to do that.
Judging by how fast Google is bringing new features to its apps, it won't be surprising to see the new functionality arriving in just a couple of weeks. We'll keep our eye peeled for any developments, so stay tuned.