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Google TV’s Watchlist and Other Features Rolling Out for Android TV


Google TV options are coming to Android TV, together with Watchlist, improved suggestions, and element pages, and customers will begin seeing the brand new options this week. Google TV was introduced as a brand new interface based mostly on Android TV in September 2020, and subsequent sensible TV fashions got here with the Google TV person interface. Older fashions operating Android TV had been then up to date to make the interface look extra like Google TV and now these options are supposed to take the expertise a step additional. Google shared the event on its Android TV group discussion board.

Google’s Android TV group supervisor Aamir F. posted that new options are coming to Android TV to make the expertise “more immersive and helpful than ever.” These options embrace Watchlist, advice tuning, and immersive element pages. Watchlists will permit Android TV customers to create a listing of reveals or films that they’ll add to a listing and save them for watching later. The Watchlist will seem as a row on the Discover tab and customers can add content material to their watch checklist from a cellphone or laptop computer utilizing Google Search or Google TV mobile app.

To add a present or film to your watch checklist, long-press on the content material from the Discover tab and deciding on Add to Watchlist. It may also be accessed from the main points web page.

The Improve your suggestions possibility will make it easier to get higher suggestions which can be more-fine-tuned based mostly on what you want to look at. You can discover it within the Discover tab or head to Settings > Device Preferences > Home Screen > Content Preferences. Here, you possibly can choose ‘Less like this’ or ‘More like this’ for the content material you might be introduced with. You will then see content material extra suited to your preferences within the Discover tab.

Lastly, the element pages have been up to date to present a cinematic expertise. Trailers will now play robotically and this characteristic is much like what Netflix does on its platform. It might be turned off as properly and to take action, head to Settings > Device Preferences > Home Screen and flip off ‘Enable video previews’.

These new options have already began rolling out and Android TV customers ought to see them beginning this week.


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