Google TV is more than the name of the operating system
Some months ago Google decided to launch a new operating system, Google TV. Or almost, because it was really still Android TV, only with some changes in the user layer that would be seen as soon as you start. Thus, instead of the view that we have been able to see for years on televisions and set top boxes with a shower system, now everything was more content-centric, in the recommendations, in the user experience itself.
Well, with the arrival of this new operating system, the Chromecast with Google TV also arrived. The first stick or dongle of the company one hundred percent independent of the mobile phone. Unlike previous versions, this one had an operating system (the same Google TV) that allowed you to access a wide catalog of applications and services without having to send anything from your mobile phone.
Now the search engine company takes a new step forward to strengthen the brand and change the name to Google Play Movies to be renamed Google TV. Yes, a scheme that basically makes much more sense and is similar to what Apple does with its Apple TV and Apple TV +. Although here Google did not decide to add that + or Plus that has become so popular.
Therefore, from now on Google tv is the application where all the movies offered by Google and also other platforms such as Netflix, HBO, Disney +, Prime Video and Apple TV are integrated. That is, it is like a HUB where you can find all the content that may interest you.
Now it is also a remote control for Android TV
Unifying in a single app all the content that may interest the user is nothing really new, nor is it the best that this new app has to offer to many users who opt for Google’s operating systems for the television.
Now Google TV also includes a remote control for Android TV and Google TV to manage both systems on any device that integrates it. So you no longer have to look for any extra application, either the official Google or one of those that are compatible in the Play Store.
When you access the application you will be able to browse its options and enable a remote control which offers different options. For example, you can decide to use a touch surface similar to a touchpad to move around the interface of the system or a D-Pad that would allow a more comfortable control depending on which cases.
In addition, you can also use a feature that in the case of the integration of iOS and iPadOS devices with Apple TV completely changes the user experience: keyboard access for the introduction of login data, passwords and even searches in a faster and more agile way.
This new application and the services that will allow it to replace those previously offered with other apps will be available in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. United.