Google is rolling out a brand new replace for Android TV that offers its good TV OS a recent new look — one which’s nearly equivalent to the UI on the corporate’s Google TV software program on its newest Chromecast.
The brand new interface refreshes the look of Android TV to carry it extra according to Google TV, including scrolling carousels of featured content material on the highest of the menus and ditching the outsized icons for extra minimalist tabs.
That mentioned, there are a number of variations between the UI on the Chromecast’s Google TV versus the refreshed Android TV. The brand new Android TV menu options three predominant tabs: dwelling, for rapidly accessing apps and channels; apps, as a devoted place to search out your functions; and a completely new Uncover tab, which is able to supply customized suggestions for TV exhibits and flicks, together with trending content material from Google — just like the “For You” tab on Google TV.
Conversely, the Google TV UI makes use of that aforementioned “For You” tab as its dwelling display after which breaks out particular items of content material into devoted exhibits, motion pictures, and stay tabs, reasonably than accumulating them multi function place. It additionally makes it simpler to get to your buy content material by a library tab that Android TV lacks.
It’s nonetheless a nice-looking replace, although, that helps carry Google’s disparate good TV platforms a bit extra in line — even when it stays barely baffling that Google TV and Android TV nonetheless exist as separate merchandise with completely different interfaces at this time limit. (Google remains to be planning to supply Google TV on newer good TVs sooner or later.)
The up to date Android TV UI will begin rolling out at present on Android TV OS gadgets within the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, and France, with extra international locations promised to observe within the coming weeks.