Google has announced several changes that will be coming to Android TV, it has been detailed in Google I/O 2018. Android TV does not get updates like its Android smartphones frequently. Google says it is working towards more frequent updates and vastly improved performance through the UI.
Now the Android TV setup process is simplified with the help of a smartphone. If you are using an Android device, Android’s “Nearby” notification can prompt you to set up Android TV. If you’re using an iOS device, the browser sign-in process will be better than before.
Improved setup will suggest which apps it should auto-download and install and it will help you log into accounts like Netflix and TV network sign-ins by using Google’s Autofill feature. If any setup is missed during the configuration it will be notified to the user until it has been completed, setup miss might be during first time or after a particular period as well.
Android Police sat with some of the leaders of Android TV who promised that Android TV will become more snappy and reliable on the hardware that Android TV users are currently using. It has made these improvements on Android P for Android TV, however, Google will make the same optimizations available for Oreo so that those who already use Android TV don’t have to wait around until Android P to have a snappier UI.
“When are we going to see a Google-branded Android TV device for consumers?” Govilpai says that the Android TV platform team is completely independent of Google’s hardware division, and can’t comment on what that division is planning. Google’s hardware business is just another Android TV partner, and if it isn’t interested in building its own dongle or set top box, there won’t be one.