In an effort to provide a more responsive and fluid experience, Google TV is undergoing some performance upgrades. Google TV (formerly Android TV) is the software behind many modern media streamers and smart TVs.
The Google TV operating system is most popular on Google’s own Chromecast, but it has also been ported to Android TV on a wide range of devices. Google TV’s reach will grow in the years to come as more and more devices are introduced.
Because it is a reimagining of an established OS, it is still relatively new, which means that certain users may experience problems. One of the most frequently raised complaints about Google TV is its sluggish performance, and the company is working to address this issue.
Specifically, Google has improved the speed with which the Google Home screen loads after turning it on by making several adjustments to the CPU and enhancements to cache management, as detailed in the company’s release. In addition, the company has worked to improve navigation in general.
Simply said, you should now have a better experience while scrolling down a tab page or when switching tabs. It is now much quicker and less clunky to move between profiles, including the Kid’s profile. Google also claims that it has reduced Google TV’s RAM usage as part of its ongoing speed optimizations.
The idea is that once a user starts playing a video, they will enjoy a more stable and constant streaming experience than they may have had before.
Google has also revealed a major update to the way Google TV-enabled devices deal with storage. Chromecast with Google TV, for example, has a storage problem that prevents it from running as many apps as it would want. Google can’t add more storage space by magic, but it can improve how it uses what it has.
These updates are an attempt to accomplish just that. The addition of a “Free up storage” option in the preferences menu is one such method. This feature will make it simpler for the user to clean cache and uninstall unused applications, hence making more storage space available.
Google claims it has also made some additional modifications behind the scenes that will help free up space for users automatically. We’re also working to streamline the app-download procedure.
Google says that some of these features are already available on Chromecast with Google TV devices, while others will be coming shortly, and that all of these features are eventually going to find their way to other Google TV devices.