Just over a year ago, Google moved a couple of apps into the Play Store that makes it simpler to replace center quantities of Android TV. Now, we’re seeing those put to true use as a sparkling update has rolled out to Android TV to provide the home screen an elegant new look.
As with most Android TV interface updates, there’s not anything all that main here. The usual layout of the platform is kind of similar to it’s been since the Android Oreo overhaul. However, Google has spent some time updating the UI a bit to make things appear a bit cleaner.
Noted by using a few Reddit customers, there are two primary modifications to this replace. For one, rounded corners are in the vicinity all around the home screen. You’ll discover this on each application tile in addition to the content previews from the Play Next row and additionally app rows inclusive of Netflix and YouTube. This additionally extends to the app drawer and diverse buttons at the home screen. Everything has those new rounded corners or “bubble” designs. There’s also a new animation whilst your open apps, however, it’s a diffused alternate.
The different massive trade from this replace is the appearance of Google Sans. The business enterprise’s signature font has been arriving in various other apps and additionally in portions of Android these days, so it makes feel for Android TV to adopt it as well. This isn’t a machine-huge exchange, but the home screen suggests that font wherever fashionable text is used.
Notably, this all strains up thoroughly with Android Pie’s aesthetic. So some distance, we’ve now not visible an unmarried client tool with Android TV get that update, so possibly that is a hint that Pie is prepping for a much broader rollout. With new hardware along with the JBL Link Bar at the horizon, that appears absolutely possible.
This update appears to be rolling out broadly to Android TV users in the interim. The majority of stories are coming from Nvidia Shield users, myself covered, but considering this change stems from a Play Store update there’s no cause why it shouldn’t also arrive on different Android TV hardware with Oreo. Both Android TV Home and Android TV Core Services updates are rolling out now.