Google is updating some Android TV gadgets with options from the newer and sexier Google TV platform, which powers the newest Chromecast with Google TV.
Following a broader redesign impressed by Google TV earlier this 12 months, Android TV tv and set-top field house owners will quickly see the older working system blessed with a brand new watchlist function that’s linked to the viewer’s Google account.
That’ll take satisfaction of place within the Uncover tab inside Android TV, Google says. Content material inside the Uncover tab will be simply added to the watchlist with an extended press, as Google explains beneath.
“Now you can hold observe of all of your discoveries by including them to your watchlist. When you discover a present or film you’d like to avoid wasting for later, add it to your watchlist both by long-pressing on it from the Uncover tab and choosing “Add to Watchlist” or urgent the “Watchlist” button from the small print web page,” the corporate mentioned on Monday.
“Your watchlist will seem as a row on the Uncover tab, and you’ll add and take away reveals and films out of your watchlist from different gadgets, like your telephone or laptop computer, utilizing Google Search or the Google TV cellular app.”
There’s additionally the addition of immersive element pages, which is optionally available. These are the Netflix-like previews that can play earlier than you’ve chosen what you need to watch. Google says this provides a extra “cinematic expertise” the place the trailers can be found.
Lastly, Google is including the Chromecast’s capability to advantageous tune suggestions on Android TV. When you preferred a film, you possibly can choose extra like this, however should you weren’t a fan, you possibly can toss it apart and say “much less like this.”
Google says the adjustments are coming to Sony Android TVs, the Nvidia Defend gadgets and different gadgets operating Android TV from this week. Google had at all times promised Android TV would meet up with the Chromecast with Google TV and the corporate is now delivering.