Google is reportedly updating its Chromecast with Google TV (4K) streaming system to Android 12. Launched in October 2020, Chromecast with Google TV (4K) has seen only a few updates in its two-and-a-half years of product lifespan. The Android 12 replace will herald help for digicam and microphone privateness indicator and blocking performance, 4K person interface (UI), content material body fee matching, ‘Fast Join’ performance, and some different minor designs tweaks together with rounded buttons, and on-screen animations that mirror the Android expertise on telephones.
The event was confirmed by Google in an interplay with 9to5Google. Nonetheless, an actual timeline on when the replace will begin rolling out has not been outlined up to now.
The digicam and microphone indicators are mentioned to set off a shiny inexperienced icon on the prime nook of the Android TV that signifies that the elements are being utilized by the TV or exterior purposes put in on it, in accordance with the report. In the meantime, the digicam and microphone blocking performance will enable customers to dam entry to the digicam and microphone system-wide via a toggle swap on the menu part. The content material fee matching performance will enable customers to decide on between forcing the Android TV to match the refresh fee of the unique media being performed. Underneath the match content material fee performance below the Show & Sound menu part, customers have the choice to decide on “seamless”, “non-seamless”, or “by no means” choices.
Up till now, all updates on the Chromecast with Google TV (4K) has featured mere safety patches and bug fixes, together with an app-based replace that allowed for a number of profile setup. In keeping with the report, Google’s potential to roll out updates has largely been restricted as a consequence of storage limitations on the Chromecast system. Chromecast with Google TV (4K) at the moment ships with 8GB storage capability, out of which solely 4GB stays out there to the person for app installations.
Earlier, Google had introduced an replace to Chromecast with Google TV (4K) that may enable it to handle storage and efficiency points. The replace included a “Unencumber house” button on Google TV’s settings menu, that may enable customers to unencumber cache and uninstall undesirable purposes. The replace additionally included automated processes to clear up cupboard space that labored on app cache information in addition to (Android Runtime/Optimised Forward of time) ART/OAT objects.
Google additionally launched the brand new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) in India not too long ago. The brand new streaming system will probably be shipped with Android 12 out-of-the-box.