Google TV is back, and this time, it has claimed to offer access to an all-new entertainment experience, alongside the smarter recommendations. It will be initially available in the United States on the new Chromecast dongle. However, it will be available in the other markets, including the United Kingdom, later on. The all-new Google TV comes with a remote control that is voice capable.
Sony and other Android TV manufacturers would be supporting Google TV from 2021.
You will get recommendations over live TV and other online services on Google TV. Initially, live TV is only available with a YouTube TV subscription in the US. However, many providers are on their way to offer it. Live television integrates results from a wide range of services, including Netflix, YouTube, HBO Max, Disney+, and will soon integrate results from Peacock.
Live TV on Google would also offer information about weather, sports results, and a lot more. You can also control it through voice commands.
The first implementation of Google TV will be on the new Chromecast dongle device. This Chromecast device would be plugged into the HDMI port present on the televisions. It will come with a remote to access the features. The new Google TV on Chromecast dongle supports 4K videos in ultra-high-definition with over 60fps of dynamic range. Initially, Chromecast with Google TV will only be available in the US, at a price of $49.99. It will soon be available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Australia, Spain, and Canada.
From the year 2021, Google TV will be available on the televisions from Sony and various other Android TV partners. Meanwhile, this new Google TV app is all set to get released as an update for the Android handsets in the US. Google TV will bring together films, series, live TV and more.
Google TV’s first version that launched a decade ago, in October 2010, at that time promised to combine the television and internet. However, it delivered the best of neither of the two. But since then, a lot has changed. It has now got a voice control, which means we can drop the clumsy keyboard. It now has various online video services that facilitate its integration with various service providers. It seems like Google has learned from all of its previous mistakes related to Google TV and Chromecast.