Since its inception, Android TV has had the same interface. Well, that is all set to change. On May 17, Google held their annual Google I/O developer conference. During the event, a lot of talk centered around Android’s upcoming OS upgrade, Android O. While these talks were heightened, the future of Android TV came to light.
There are rumblings that as early as next month, the streaming service will get an upgrade that will allow for a more convenient user experience. There will be a row of channels and apps on the launcher that will be based on the frequency of the user. So, if you are binging on Orange is the New Black, your SmartTV will just move Netflix up the launcher so you can get back to the marathon-watching much quicker.
The SmartTV will also take your taste preferences into consideration, as an AI-controlled “Watch Next” will pick out shows that you may want to check out. Also, apps can add individual channels to your launcher with the owner’s permission.
The interface has long needed a facelift, and it is guarantee that changes are coming. Rumor has it that the rollout may be as early as the month of June. Stay tuned as we learn more.