This secret Android 15 feature could finally give you more media control with a Wear OS smartwatch

It looks like Android 15 will bring the ability to control your phone’s media output with Wear OS smartwatches.

In a code deep dive of the Wear OS companion app feature (which grants the Wear OS app a wide range of phone data access, such as access to contacts and calendars) in the Android 15 beta by Android Authority‘s Mishaal Rahman, a mention of “MEDIA_ROUTING_CONTROL”. This new permission reportedly gives the companion app “access to a list of available devices and determines which one to stream or cast audio or video from other apps.”