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Google TV: A Complete Guide

 Google TV: A Complete Guide

what is google tv

Google TV is an interface for Android TV, powered by Google Machine Learning, Google Assistant, and Google's Knowledge Graph. It does not replace Android TV. Google TV isn't even an operating system. Rather, it's an extension of Android TV, designed to make it easier for you to find the content you want. Gone are the days of having to search through a cluttered home screen to find a streaming service.

Google TV is a software layer, or interface, running on top of Android TV, Google's full-fledged operating system for set-top boxes, streaming devices, and smart TVs. It's smarter and aims to optimize the existing Android TV experience to make it more intuitive and useful.

What does a Google TV do?

Google TV aggregates and lists various TV shows and movies in a single menu, personalized for the user. Essentially, Google TV combines everything you watch from different services into one seamless, combined experience, while also directing you to similar pieces of content to start watching.

Is using Google TV free?

As an introductory offer, you can get six months of Peacock Premium for free – including movies, hit shows, live sports and more – when activating a new Google TV or Google TV. another Android TV device. You'll also be able to buy or rent additional content from the Play Store, which includes a loyalty program.

Chromecast with Google TV: streaming services

You won't miss streaming services: the Chromecast with Google TV includes YouTube, YouTube TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN, Sling, HBO Max, CBS All Access, Starz, Peacock, Peloton, Tubi, PBS, etc.

How much does Google TV cost per month?

As explained above, Google TV is really an operating system for your smart TV (also an app for your Android smartphone). YouTube TV is a subscription service that gives you access to over 100 TV channels and you can subscribe using Google TV for $64.99 per month.

Can you watch normal TV on Google TV?

Important: You can only use Basic TV on TVs with built-in Google TV. Without an internet connection, your device will not receive important security updates.

Does Google TV offer free movies?

Head to the Apps tab to find a row of 'Free Movies and TV' apps to download, including Tubi, Xumo and Red Bull TV. Enjoy six months of Peacock Premium at no additional cost. For a limited time, when you activate a new Google TV (or other Android TV OS device) in the US, you can get Peacock Premium at no additional cost.

Is Google TV better than Roku?

The Chromecast with Google TV is definitely the slower of the two, with Disney Plus and Netflix taking noticeably longer to load. It's not to the point of making it a bad device, but the Roku Streaming Stick 4K loads apps faster. Animations, especially those on Disney Plus, can appear slightly jerky on both device

How can I get local channels on Google TV?

  1. Add or remove channels
  2. On your Android TV, go to the home screen.
  3. Scroll down to the ‘Applications’ row.
  4. Select the Live Channels app.
  5. Press the Select button.
  6. Under 'TV Options', select Channel Setup. …
  7. Choose the channels you want to show in your program guide.
  8. To return to your live channel feed, tap the back button.

How to cancel your Google TV membership?

  1. Open the YouTubeTV app on your Android device or navigate to in a web browser.
  2. Select your profile picture.
  3. Go to Membership Settings.
  4. Click Manage.
  5. Click Cancel Membership. To cancel.