While Google TV‘s current lack of content partners has prevented them from really taking off in this niche as quickly as Roku, Boxee or even Apple TV, their ‘Android phone as remote control’ concept is pretty ingenius. All of your standard remote items, plus voice control, online programming search and more.
It’s one of those things that just makes sense. Yes, of course, my mobile phone should control my television. I don’t need another device. And while you would think that those with Google TVs would primarily have Android phones, Google has just released a remote control app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod as well, just in case.
There have been some heated online debates in the past year regarding what the future forward design of the remote control should look like? Perhaps Google has already invented it. It’s an app.