At the end of last year, we met in Europe the Chromecast with Google TV, a system that went beyond Android TV by including a new layer of personalization designed by Google to deliver a live content experience. diffusion more homogeneous.
We still have a lot to know about this system which continues to evolve, and as we can know from the guys at 9to5 Google, this system will have a basic mode available. What is it and what is it for?
Google TV’s Basic Mode takes us back to an era without smart TVs
Today, if you want a big TV, you’re going to have to go for a smart TV whether you like it or not. While it must be recognized that this type of TV is very convenient, for many users it has become an absolute nuisance and they are just looking for a TV that is as simple as possible.
Either because you prefer your high-end device (Fire TV Cube, Apple TV 4K, or Nvidia Shield), or because you prefer a more traditional system, Google has decided to include an option for those who reject built-in Smart TV systems. .
This option does not apply to Chromecast TV (because after all, it is a device that serves precisely the opposite of what you are looking for) but to TVs that will have the built-in system, a system that until recently we could not. not avoid.
When you first set up Google TV, two setup options will appear, the first being Smart TV mode and the second being Basic mode. In basic mode, we lose access to streaming content, apps, recommendations, and the Google Assistant, only having to configure the antenna TV channels and HDMI inputs of the devices we connect.
Although we set up the basic mode, in the TV options we will still have the ability to access the full Google TV system if we change our mind. Google has undoubtedly thought very well about this mode and its ease of transition.
According to a Google spokesperson, this feature is designed primarily for users who do not have Internet access at home or who have problems with the Internet. Still, the option has a lot of potential for reasons.
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