Google admits its TV experience is slow and rolls out improvements

New Delhi, August 23 (IANS) Google has admitted that its TV software is slow for users and after hearing their feedback, the company is rolling out major updates to improve performance and manage storage on Chromecast with Google TV and other smart TVs.

The company said that through processor optimizations and cache management improvements, “we’ve reduced the time it takes for the Google TV home screen to load on startup so you can start browsing shows and movies faster.

These updates will be available on all devices over time, said Google, which launched TV nearly two years ago.

The company said it has also improved the navigation so that scrolling within a tab and switching between tabs is more responsive.

“The Live tab also loads faster, so you’ll see less of a loading animation when switching between tabs. Google TV now uses less RAM,” the tech giant said.

Google has also made image caching optimizations that will reduce the time it takes to switch to child profiles and start browsing content.

“We eliminated the latency between loading a child profile and starting an application,” he informed Monday evening.

There are currently 10,000 apps available on Google TV.

A “Free up storage space” menu in Settings will now allow users to easily clear cache and uninstall apps they don’t use, maximizing device storage space.

This feature has already rolled out to Chromecast with Google TV and is part of an upcoming system update for smart TVs with Google TV.

“We’ve also made some under-the-hood changes to how Google TV handles app installs so fewer users will see storage-related errors when trying to install a new app,” Google said.

(Except for the title, the rest of this IANS article is unedited)

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