According to 9to5Google, the next release of Google TV, which is the Google operating system for TVs that came with The latest generation Chromecast, Could introduce a new function that will not make connected TV more “smarter”, but on the contrary … “stupid”.
Simple and basic TV
Called Basic TV, all smart functions will be deactivated to give access only to the HDMI inputs and streaming of classic TV shows. Bye, then, the recommendations system, applications and Google Assistant
At the moment, according to the site specialized in Google News, this function is only available during configuration. So there are still many unanswered questions: What will the TV interface look like in “basic” mode? Will Google continue to collect usage data?
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It seems easy to switch from basic to smart mode, since the shortcut is always accessible and, on the other hand, requires the reverse maneuver in advance to completely reset the TV.
The Mountain View giant confirmed to our colleagues at 9to5Google that this functionality will be available on two TV operating systems, Google TV and Android TV.
Connected TVs open the door to many uses that we couldn’t even dream about not long ago: direct access to the web is one, access to OTT services another. However, sometimes, the overlay of smart layers – between TV layers and a potential external box, for example – makes using connected TVs a pain.
Not to mention the small slowdowns that can spoil the user experience over time, or simply those times when you want to quickly access a live channel while the OS takes its time to load and display its interface.
One thing is for sure, this Basic TV function can allow those who are interested in a TV model from Sony, TCL, or other Google manufacturer partners, but don’t want its operating system, to get satisfied.
Source : 9to5Google
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