An Android TV replace is on its approach which can dramatically change the feel and appear of the Google OS, apparently, very a lot for the higher.
Rolling out to Android TV gadgets throughout the US, Australia, Canada, Germany and France from immediately, this contemporary lick of paint to the person interface seems to be aimed toward bringing the expertise a lot nearer to the Google TV UI which debuted within the Chromecast with Google TV media streamer.
Gone is the flat and boxy house display and in comes a four-tabbed navigation with a extra dynamic background. The mains areas are known as Search, House, Uncover and Apps and the main focus has moved to the content material itself moderately than the completely different providers which give it.
Apps are displayed in a line a the highest of the House web page adopted by reveals which you are at present watching, irrespective of which streaming service they’re on. The massive distinction seems to be within the Uncover tab which, very like the For You part of Google TV, is the place Google’s cross-service suggestions lie. You can too get a have a look at what’s trending and what’s new and it ought to make discovering one thing to observe a lot less complicated than earlier than.
To date, Google TV is simply accessible on the most recent Chromecast with each Sony and TCL asserting Google TV because the UI of selection for his or her 2021 TVs at CES.
This replace to the inventory Android TV OS will probably come as aid to these with present Android-based good TVs and TV producers, like Philips, who haven’t opted to take up Google TV this yr.
The massive query, in fact, is what this implies for Google’s TV plans going ahead? It had appeared as if the identify ‘Android TV’ would soften into the background whereas Google TV took over because the face of the expertise. This revamp places the 2 far more on a parallel and provides the hazard of fractured ecosystem.