Android TV Getting Google TV-Like Home Screen Interface; YouTube App for Older Apple TV Models to Go Offline

Google has launched a brand new Android TV replace that brings an all-new residence display interface, which appears fairly much like the UI obtainable on Google TV. The brand new residence display interface comes with devoted House, Uncover, and Apps tabs. Along with the up to date Android TV interface, Google is discontinuing the YouTube app for Apple TV fashions (third Era) and earlier fashions. YouTube will, nonetheless, be accessible on previous-generation Apple TV by way of Apple’s AirPlay.

The up to date Android TV interface mimics the design language of Google TV that debuted with the newest Chromecast in September. It replaces the sooner left-side outsized icons with tabs.

The brand new replace brings House tab that exhibits the house display together with fast entry to favorite apps and channels. Subsequent to the House Tab is the Uncover tab that options personalised suggestions “based mostly on what you watch and what pursuits you, along with what’s trending on Google”. The Uncover tab exhibits content material from all of the put in apps and activated subscriptions.

Up to date Android TV interface comes with a Uncover tab to point out personalised suggestions
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Not like the Uncover tab on the up to date Android TV interface, the interface of Google TV has a ‘For you’ tab that lists personalised suggestions utilizing software program algorithms.

The up to date Android TV interface additionally brings Apps tab that lists all of the put in apps. This works much like the Apps tab on Google TV.

Google has began rolling out the up to date Android TV interface to all appropriate gadgets within the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, and France. It is going to attain different nations within the coming weeks.

Alongside the brand new Android TV software program, Google is discontinuing the YouTube app for Apple TV (third Era) and earlier fashions. 9to5Mac reported {that a} message has been despatched to some readers concerning the discontinuation that may happen beginning early March. YouTube deserted help for the second-generation Apple TV fashions again in 2015.

Google is as a substitute recommending customers of earlier Apple TV fashions to stream YouTube from their iOS gadgets utilizing AirPlay. Moreover, YouTube will proceed to be obtainable on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.

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