Since launching Google TV almost two years ago, Google has been busily adding new features to the platform – most recently . So if you think the company has neglected the product in terms of performance and stability, the latest Google TV update is for you.
To start, Google says new CPU and cache management optimizations will reduce the time it takes for the For You tab to load on startup. Likewise, navigating within a tab and switching between multiple tabs should feel more responsive after installing the latest update. A faster live tab should also result in you seeing fewer Google TV loading animations. Google says switching to child profiles will also take less time. But best of all, the software now uses less RAM, resulting in a smoother viewing experience.
If you’ve been using Google TV for a while, you’ll also appreciate the storage upgrades that come with this latest update. Google added a “Free up space” option to the settings menu to make it easier to clear the program cache and uninstall unused apps. The feature is already available on Smart TVs and will be available soon. The company has also made tweaks under the hood that should reduce the number of errors users see when trying to install new apps. Finally, there’s a new automated process that frees up space on your device so you can install more apps.
Google has started rolling out the above improvements to users. If you don’t see them right away, they may take a few days to reach your device.
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