According to The Verge, Google have a brand new type of set top box in the works looking to expand on the Chromecast that’s already dominating living rooms everywhere. Similar to the recently announced Amazon Fire TV, Google’s Android TV hopes to improve on Google’s terrible Google TV and offer something much, much more.
According to documents given to The Verge, Android TV is currently in the works with major video app providers already building for the device. “Android TV is an entertainment interface, not a computing platform,” writes Google. “It’s all about finding and enjoying content with the least amount of friction.” It will be “cinematic, fun, fluid, and fast.” at least, we hope it is anyway.
Much like the Amazon Fire TV, Android TV will offer music, movies, and games, and with Google Play at the forefront of the device the amount of content available is going to be overwhelming.
Android TV is set to also contain the same fluid and easy to navigate cards found on the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku, which the user will be able to navigate around using a remote that’s set to launch with the device. Unlike the Chromecast, Android TV hopes to keep the design continuity throughout apps and not open an app to view its content, but view all of the content as a whole.
“Access to content should be simple and magical,” reads one Google document obtained by The Verge which explains that new content should be no more than three clicks away from the home screen.
An ambitious idea indeed, but if Google can pull this off, they’ll certainly be a cut above the rest when trying to dominate the living room as well as our pockets.
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