Google reportedly working on TV service Android TV

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer

San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Google is reportedly planning to launch a TV service called Android TV. Tech website The Verge obtained documents revealing a TV top that would allow Android users to find and enjoy “content with the least amount of friction.” Google has already called for developers to build apps made for TV.

Android TV will provide users suggestions for shows, movies, games, and apps. The interface will be very simple and easy to navigate. The top box will have Hangouts, YouTube, and Google+ readily available.

Other third-party apps like Vevo, Netflix, and Pandora will also be available on Android TV.

“Access to content should be simple and magical… Android TV is Android, optimized for the living room consumption experience on a TV screen,” Google’s documents reveal, according to The Verge.

The new TV interface will have a card layout design on its home screen. This design will limit navigation to only three clicks or gestures. Users will be able to resume watching media you were playing on your Android device.

This isn’t the first time Google has dabbled in TV. The search giant released Google TV, which failed to garner the attention of consumers.

Android TV’s release date has yet to be announced.

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