Android TV Getting Google TV-Like Home Screen Interface; YouTube App for Older Apple TV Models to Go Offline


Google has launched a brand new Android TV replace that brings an all-new house display interface, which appears fairly comparable to the UI obtainable on Google TV. The new house display interface comes with devoted Home, Discover, and Apps tabs. In addition to the up to date Android TV interface, Google is discontinuing the YouTube app for Apple TV fashions (third Generation) and earlier fashions. YouTube will, nevertheless, be accessible on previous-generation Apple TV by way of Apple’s AirPlay.

The up to date Android TV interface mimics the design language of Google TV that debuted with the most recent Chromecast in September. It replaces the sooner left-side outsized icons with tabs.

The new replace brings Home tab that exhibits the house display together with fast entry to favorite apps and channels. Next to the Home Tab is the Discover tab that options personalised suggestions “based on what you watch and what interests you, in addition to what’s trending on Google”. The Discover tab exhibits content material from all of the put in apps and activated subscriptions.

Updated Android TV interface comes with a Discover tab to present personalised suggestions
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Unlike the Discover tab on the up to date Android TV interface, the interface of Google TV has a ‘For you’ tab that lists personalised suggestions utilizing software program algorithms.

The up to date Android TV interface additionally brings Apps tab that lists all of the put in apps. This works comparable to the Apps tab on Google TV.

Google has began rolling out the up to date Android TV interface to all suitable units within the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, and France. It will attain different nations within the coming weeks.

Alongside the brand new Android TV software program, Google is discontinuing the YouTube app for Apple TV (third Generation) and earlier fashions. 9to5Mac reported {that a} message has been despatched to some readers concerning the discontinuation that can happen beginning early March. YouTube deserted assist for the second-generation Apple TV fashions again in 2015.

Google is as a substitute recommending customers of earlier Apple TV fashions to stream YouTube from their iOS units utilizing AirPlay. Furthermore, YouTube will proceed to be obtainable on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.

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