Google has launched new options for Android TV customers in India to assist them save knowledge. The tech large says that these options have been designed whereas maintaining Indian customers in thoughts, who’ve been utilizing sensible TV options by connecting their Android TV by a cellular hotspot. Connecting a HD TV with cellular knowledge will rapidly deplete each day knowledge caps, and Google has tried to repair this drawback with 4 new options launched for Android TVs particularly. These embody Knowledge Saver, Knowledge Alerts, Hotspot Information, and Forged in Information.
In a blog post, Google says these options assist Indian customers get essentially the most out of their sensible TVs even when utilizing restricted cellular knowledge. The Knowledge Saver characteristic, because the identify suggests, reduces the info utilization on cellular hotspot connections. By decreasing knowledge utilization, watch time inside the similar cap could possibly be elevated by 3x, Google stated. This characteristic might be turned on in Settings at any time when a person is switching to cellular hotspot for watching content material on TV.
There’s additionally a brand new Knowledge Alert characteristic that retains you knowledgeable about your knowledge utilization whereas watching TV. These alerts will present up on the underside of your display screen, each time you utilize up a specified quantity of knowledge. Customers can choose once they wish to see these alerts. There are alternatives to get alerts once you use 100MB, 500MB, and 1GB knowledge, or customers also can flip the alerts off. The tech large has additionally launched a brand new Hotspot Information to assist customers simply arrange their TVs with cellular hotspot.
Google says that the brand new options might be rolling out to Android TV gadgets in India over the approaching weeks. The primary TVs to get this assist embody those made by Xiaomi, TCL and MarQ by Flipkart. A world rollout of the identical options might be commenced later.
Google additionally added assist for Forged in Information permitting customers to view downloaded media from their cellphone onto their TV with out utilizing knowledge. This characteristic is out there to Android TV customers by way of the beta program, and might be rolled out within the coming weeks.
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