If you’ve been tooling around on your favorite Google TV device and have noticed that it just … seems faster — that’s because it is. Google in a post today in its support community noted some recent updates to its streaming platform that address onboard storage, as well as overall performance.
And you already should have the update.
First up is App Hibernation, which is a familiar feature to folks with an Android phone (at least those who are on Android 12 and newer). That’s where an app that goes unused for 30 days will be put into hibernation mode, which reoptimizes the app to take up less storage space in lieu of running faster (basically what you get if you were to force-quit the app). Then there’s
Google also says that it’s updated Google TV devices (presumably Chromecast with Google TV, and also televisions running
Also noted was a change to the Google TV home screen, with improved navigation and content pages that provide for “a smoother experience across the board.”
And that’s it. Any small performance improvements are good when you’re talking about a device that you’re likely using several times a day, every day. And being able to squeeze out every megabyte on the Chromecast With Google TV is important, given that the $50 device has less than 5GB available for apps and other downloads.
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