Google has been working to make its TV experience faster, more responsive, and less hassle for users. According to a post on its support forums on Monday, the company has been working to improve boot time, overall performance, and the number of options to manage storage on both third-party TVs and your Chromecast with the streaming drive. GoogleTV.
The company says it made it so the Google TV home screen loads faster, reducing the amount of time before you can choose what content to watch. Google says it achieved the performance gains “through CPU optimizations and cache management improvements” and that they’ve started rolling out to third-party devices and “coming soon” to Chromecasts.
According to the post, users should see faster performance in several areas: loading the Live tab, scrolling the home screen, or using a child profile. Some of these improvements, according to the company, are due to the fact that Google TV uses less RAM, leaving more for applications, especially when you switch between different screens.
The company is also responding to complaints that surfaced about how storage limitations can make it difficult to install apps for Google TV, especially on devices like Chromecast, which actually only has 5GB of usable space, according to Google TV. android police. Google says it has added a menu in Settings > System > Storage that will allow you to free up space by clearing the device’s cache and uninstalling apps, which has been rolled out to Chromecast and is coming to smart TVs soon. It also says there’s an “automated process that runs in the background” to free up space for apps.
With recent reports of Google looking to integrate wearable devices and free channels into Google TV, it looks like the company may be gearing up to push users towards its big-screen experience. If that’s the plan, it makes sense that he’s now trying to improve the basics. However, with people needing more and more apps to keep up with the growing number of streaming services, it may be time for hardware manufacturers (including Google) to consider upgrading the amount of storage that comes with streaming devices. GoogleTV. While software tricks can help reduce the number of low storage error messages, there’s really no substitute for more space.