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Google started rolling out a redesigned, Google TV-inspired facelift for the Android TV homescreen earlier this 12 months, and now, that new interface is lastly discovering its technique to Sony’s Android TV units. In response to 9to5Google, the producer is sending out emails to homeowners, telling them that their “Sony Android TV simply acquired an entire lot higher.”
Some Redditors corroborate the findings, telling the world that they’ve acquired the replace during the last week. Google additionally confirmed as a lot to 9to5Google. When you’re a Sony TV proprietor, you would possibly quickly even be in for the replace.
Earlier than and after.
The brand new homescreen is modeled after the Google TV interface that debuted alongside the Chromecast with Google TV. It consists of three tabs on the high of the display: House, Uncover, and Apps. The previous principally appears to be like 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 if you need to see your whole put in functions. Uncover is all new to Android TV, although. Google explains that it “options customized suggestions primarily based on what you watch and what pursuits you, along with what’s trending on Google.”
We have reached out to Sony to see which fashions would possibly get the replace, and the corporate gave us an inventory of all eligible TVs sorted by (fiscal) launch 12 months. An email despatched out to clients earlier included a couple of of them, however not all. See in case your mannequin is amongst these supported:
- FY21: W800
- FY20: Z9H, Z8H, A9S, A8H, X95H, X92H, X91H, X90H, X85H, X81H, X80H, X75H
- FY19: Z9G, A9G, A8G, X95G, X90G, X87G, X85G, X83G, X81G, X80G, W80G
- FY18: A9F, Z9F, A8F, X90F, X87F, X85F, X83F, X80F, X78F, X75F, W80F
- FY17: A1, X95E, X94E, X93E, X90E, X85E, X82E, X80E, X75E
- FY16: Z9D, X83D, X80D, S80D, X75D, X70D
When you’re significantly impatient, you can too attempt to sideload the newest interface to your unit. Check out our dedicated article on the subject for directions and downloads.