With the recent launch of new TCL Google TV models as well as the latest Google Chromecast, there’s no question the Google TV is here in a big way. As a successor to Android TV, the new Google TV platform is more than just a new name. It’s a slicker, more intuitive, more capable operating system for your smart TV, bringing more capability to TVs and seating smart TVs more firmly at the center of the Google ecosystem.
With both Google TV models and Android TV devices on the market this year, it’s worth asking, what’s the difference? Google TV brings with it a number of new features and capabilities, so let’s run down the specifics.
What is Google TV?
Starting with the Chromecast with Google TV in 2020, Google TV has emerged as the new TV operating system from Google, and has since shown up on smart TVs and other Android streaming devices. By 2022, we expect all new Google-based devices to be using Google TV instead of Android TV.
Calling Google TV the…