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Following a minor facelift of the Play Store TV interface and the completely new Google TV UI, the common Android TV expertise is in for an overhaul. After saying a brand new three-tabbed search for Android TVs earlier this month, Google’s starting to begin updating gadgets.
Earlier than and after.
The brand new interface appears strikingly just like Google TV. Voice search and the Assistant stay within the prime left nook, however the sidebar with Apps, Watch Subsequent, and Play Motion pictures & TV is totally gone. As an alternative, there are actually three tabs on the prime: Residence, Uncover, and Apps. The previous principally appears and feels just like the previous homescreen and consists of your favourite apps and channels, together with the recently added recommendations carousel. Apps stays the place to go whenever you wish to see your entire put in functions. Uncover is all new to Android TV, although. Google says it “options customized suggestions primarily based on what you watch and what pursuits you, along with what’s trending on Google.” Google says the suggestions are primarily based on the apps and subscriptions you have already got in your TV, so Uncover fairly clearly resembles the For You tab on Google TV.
Above: The brand new Android TV look. Beneath: The Google TV interface.
Again in the beginning of February, Google introduced that the brand new software program could be coming to Android TV gadgets within the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, and France, with extra to comply with additional down the street. Now we’re beginning to see updates enabling this face carry arrive.
Even with each of these put in, you most likely will not see a change immediately, and customers report that even after the brand new software program is in place, it can take a little while before Android TV switches over to the new interface. So whether or not you are sideloading or simply ready for nature to take its course: endurance is your good friend right here.