Again in February, Google introduced a UI replace to the Android TV platform that brings a brand new “Uncover” tab. This tab will present personalised TV present and film suggestions and sits between the “Residence” and “Apps” tabs. Homeowners of Android TV-powered Sony Bravia TVs have found this week that the brand new interface replace has rolled out.
As noticed by 9to5Google and customers on Reddit, Sony has begun informing Bravia TV homeowners that their “TV simply acquired upgraded” with “new Android TV options.” The full email confirms that the replace refers back to the Android TV dwelling display screen refresh introduced in February, which brings the brand new “Uncover” tab. The e-mail additional describes how suggestions are tailor-made to the consumer and are based mostly on what you’ve watched prior to now, what’s trending, what’s in style in your area, and what your pursuits are based mostly in your Google account historical past. Tailor-made ideas are organized into matters and genres to make it simpler for customers to seek out the following TV present or film they need to watch.
My Sony X900H TV obtained the brand new Android TV interface someday not too long ago, although Sony by no means despatched me an e mail in regards to the replace. I not often use the built-in Android TV interface on my TV outdoors of downloading firmware updates or altering image/audio settings. (I personally desire utilizing the NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro because it’s speedier.) Amongst Sony Bravia TV homeowners, the response to this replace has been blended. Many are nonetheless ready on the long-awaited replace that may deliver HDMI 2.1’s VRR (Variable Refresh Charge) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode to the X900H, and I’m additionally ready on Sony to lastly allow us to flip off USB energy when the TV is on standby.