In a world where we have more and more subscription services occupying our TV screen, behold, the research giant is about to launch a new bet in the world of multimedia content.
Something good, but at the same time confusing, since Google already has Android TV, now it also has Google TV, and of course, let’s not forget about the Chromescast product range… For your TV.
So let’s explain the big news!
Google TV: Everything you need to know about the service!
So first of all, we have to understand what Google TV is!
Well then, we are talking about an interface that sits on top of Android TV. In essence, something very similar to Samsung’s One UI, which is also an interface, or a skin, that sits on top of the original Android operating system. But this time… It’s an interface made by Google itself, which sits on top of Google’s own operating system. (Confused… We know!)
However, Google’s goal with this new feature is to take what Android TV does well to a completely different level. This, while also adding some very interesting new features. After all, it seems that Google TV is able to learn from your habits, and later recommend certain types of content, such as series or movies.
In addition, Google TV also seems to better handle the rest of the research giant’s product ecosystem, being able to access Nest surveillance cameras directly on the TV.
Google TV vs Android TV
Google TV isn’t going to replace Android TV, at least not right away. That said, the new software is much more focused on the multimedia experience.
This also means that whatever it is capable of doing on Android TV, it will also do on Google TV. Where we can also include the Stadia Game Streaming service.
How does it work?
Being very new, Google TV is not yet available on many devices, but just like Android TV, you only need an internet connection and a Google account.
However, on the main screen, you will soon understand the purpose of the project, thanks to the tab “For if“where you will immediately receive various types of content recommendations. Soon after, you’ll find all the apps installed on the device, just like Android TV. Interestingly, everything seems to be customizable. (But beware, there are also some commercials in the interface!)
How does Google TV “discover” what you want to see at any given time?
Most subscription services are now able to recommend content without any problem. The big difference here is that Google’s new feature is able to do it alone, taking into account all the streaming apps you have installed. In other words, you’ll have a mix of Netflix, Disney, Prime, etc… content recommendations complete with individual pages with comments, ratings, etc…
Interestingly, the recommendations of this service seem to be superior to the apps themselves!
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