Google’s new Android TV interface is lastly reaching Sony’s Bravia TVs. The rollout started a few weeks in the past when Sony despatched out an e mail to some homeowners telling them that their “Sony Android TV simply bought an entire lot higher.”
The Google TV-inspired redesign of Android TV, announced back in February, boasts a sleeker look and smarter options. Three new tabs – Residence, Uncover, Apps – substitute the outdated, boxy menu bar, and there at the moment are personalised suggestions primarily based on what you watch.
When requested again in January, Sony disenchanted Bravia homeowners by saying it had “no concrete plans” so as to add the brand new Android TV UI to older fashions (ie. 2020 or earlier).
Quick ahead to April and it appears these plans have been firmed up and put into motion. Commenting on the rollout, Google says that the brand new design has been obtainable to Bravia homeowners for “a while” (through 9to5Mac).
Sony is but to make an official assertion, however right this moment’s growth is nice information for anybody who owns one of many Bravia TVs listed beneath. Because the Sony email factors out, discovering new content material ought to simpler now there are “tailor-made ideas” organised into matters and genres.
Not each associate system will get the Google TV expertise in 2021, however by 2022, Google expects Google TV to all however substitute Android TV. Fancy Google TV however do not have a Bravia TV? We will extremely suggest the five-star Chomecast with Google TV – it is one best media streamers available on the market proper now.
Full listing of Sony Bravia TVs set for the Android TV replace:
2020: Z9H, Z8H, A9S, A8H, X95H, X92H, X91H, X90H, X85H, X81H, X80H, X75H
2019: Z9G, A9G, A8G, X95G, X90G, X87G, X85G, X83G, X81G, X80G, W80G
2018: A9F, Z9F, A8F, X90F, X87F, X85F, X83F, X80F, X78F, X75F, W80F
2017: A1, X95E, X94E, X93E, X90E, X85E, X82E, X80E, X75E
2016: Z9D, X83D, X80D, S80D, X75D, X70D
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