Revamped Google TV app could soon work as a remote control, code suggests

The Android Google TV app could soon be getting a built-in remote management for Android TVs, XDA Developers reports. The unreleased characteristic was found within the code for version 4.25 of the Android app. Enabling the characteristic reveals an apparently unfinished interface constructed round a massive D-pad, and the choice to pair the app with an Android TV system utilizing a 4-digit PIN.

The invention of the brand new code coincides with a renewed push from Google to replace and modernize its good TV software program. Final 12 months it launched a Chromecast with a new Google TV interface for the working system, and this software program can be coming as a built-in working system to good TVs this 12 months. As a part of the launch, Google additionally rebranded its Play Films & TV app to Google TV on Android (for now, on iOS it’s nonetheless showing as Google Play Movies & TV).

Google is engaged on integrating the Android TV Remote Management app into the Google TV app. Listed below are some screenshots of the characteristic, which isn’t but out there in model 4.25. (Shock, shock…it is precisely as you’d count on.)

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Google technically already has an Android TV app on iOS and Android that gives this performance, however neither variations have been up to date in years. We wouldn’t be shocked if each ended up being discontinued if the characteristic will get rolled within the Google TV app.

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