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Google TV Interface Launched: All You Need To Know

Google has launched a new revamped Google TV interface along with the New Chromecast. The interface is based on Android TV OS and will ease the task of browsing through Smart TV in order to find what to watch next. Now the users can access content from all top streaming services in a single place on their TV using the new Chromecast and the new interface from Google.

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What Is Google TV Interface?

Google TV is an interface over the OS on which any Smart TV works. Using Chromecast, users can make use of the interface on their TV sets (smart or not). Google TV is not an Operating System but just an interface over the operating system. Google intends to make the task of browsing through the various app on the TV easier through this interface.

We studied the different ways people discover media—from searching for a specific title to browsing by genre—and created an experience that helps you find what to watch. We also made improvements to Google’s Knowledge Graph, which is part of how we better understand and organize your media into topics and genres, from movies about space travel to reality shows about cooking. You’ll also see titles that are trending on Google Search, so you can always find something timely and relevant. Google’s Shalini Govilpai


How Will Google TV Interface Be Helpful?

Google has supposedly put in a lot of work and effort into developing this interface. In the event, Google talked about how it is difficult for users to use Smart TV and difficulties encountered in using several apps available on the platform and so they have developed this to ease the customers.

The interface is a single stop for the collection of content from all apps and subscriptions of the users on the TV. Users won’t have to go to every app to search for a particular title before watching as they can now just find all titles in one place.

For example, if the user searches for “Find Horror Movies” or even just “Horror Movies” the interface will automatically list all the horror movies from all the streaming platforms subscribed by the user such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar, and many more at a single place.

There is also the inclusion of a For You tab in the interface. Under this tab, users can find all content that the user is currently watching along with other titles similar to and related to the ones that have been watched by the users in the past recommended to them. This is a custom curated list based on the users viewing habits. Google has also made use of the ‘Knowledge Graph team’ for the interface to recommend exactly what the user may wanna see next.

Google TV For You

Another addition is the ‘Live‘ tab in the interface. Here users can get a list of all Live Channels available on YouTube. Users will need a YouTube TV Membership to watch all live content.

Google TV Live

The interface also has added a new ‘Watchlist‘ option. Under this, users can keep any movies or TV shows to watch later and watch it at their convenience. Moreover, the users can also add content to the list from their laptops and mobile phones remotely as well.

Google TV Watchlist

Other improvements include the addition of voice search support allowing the users to search content just by their voice instead of typing the complete search phrase. There is also a feature allowing the TV to be used as a digital photo frame by integrating Google Photos with the platform.


How Can I Get The Google TV Interface On My TV?

A simple answer to that would be by buying the new Chromecast from Google. The support for this interface is coming exclusively to the new Chromecast for now. But Google did announce that by 2021 the support will be added to Sony TV as well followed by other TV by adding it to the Android TV OS. There is no information regarding which Sony TV models will be getting the interface in the first batch of updates.


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A Wannabe Computer Science Engineer, Tech-savvy individual and a Sports Geek.

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