Google offers a whole new experience for its Android TV platform. The interface has been completely revised, it is strongly inspired by that of the Chromecast with Google TV.
Very soon, if they haven’t already, Android TV users will benefit from a completely revised homepage. The interface is more modern, navigation is simpler, and new personalized recommendations are emerging. In short, everything we find since last year on Chromecast with Google TV !
The programs forward
For this new interface of the Android TV home page, Google was simply inspired by that of Google TV. A welcome harmonization: even if Android TV has improved over the years, the operating system still suffers from a “techno” aspect that distances it from the main platforms such as tvOS (Apple TV), Roku OS or Fire TV ( Amazon), clearly designed for viewers who are primarily looking for content to watch.
The new home page thus clearly emphasizes films, TV series, news on YouTube, in short, content tailored to the user’s tastes. The apps are still there, and they even have their own dedicated tab, but their screen space is reduced compared to the programs. The Discover tab multiplies the content suggestions linked to searches on Google.
This new interface is in the deployment phase in France, as well as in Germany, the United States, Canada, and Australia. Ultimately, Google should bring Android TV a little closer to Google TV, and it is also possible that at one point or another, Android TV will simply become Google TV! Despite its name, Android TV still runs in the background of the new Chromecast, but the future clearly tends towards this type of interface.