Android TV gets updated UI more in tune with Google TV

Michail, 04 February 2021

Google has refreshed its Android TV interface to look and feel more like the Google TV UI which debuted with on the latest Chromecast back in September.

Google TV interface
New Android TV interface

For context, Google TV is the newer interface for smart TVs and the company’s Chromecast streaming sticks. It's still based on Android TV though it has a distinctly different UI. It’s available on Sony and TCL’s latest TVs and is expected to come as the UI of choice for new TV models going forward.

Old Android TV interface
Old Android TV interface

The new Android TV update replaces the old vertical scrollable apps list with more streamlined card-like tabs. The top part of the home screen comes with Home, Discover and Apps shortcuts. Google TV still has a slightly different look with its For Your tab being the default home screen and separate category lists for Live TV, Movies, Shows, Apps and your Library of content.

Google TV interface (for reference)
Google TV interface (for reference)

The new update is currently rolling out to compatible TVs in the US, Canada, Germany, France and Australia with more regions getting the update in the coming weeks.



Reader comments

  • Hagar
  • 28 Apr 2021
  • 46t

Just got it on my X900e

  • Sauroxz
  • 09 Apr 2021
  • 7kk

First it will be available to Newer models like X800h series launched in 2020 then X750h then so on

  • Anonymous
  • 26 Feb 2021
  • Pxh

Does it come to sony kd43x7500f a 2018 tv?

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