Android TV to Become More Data-Friendly in India With New Data Saver Feature

Smart TVs are becoming very popular in India as the quality of content on streaming services continues to increase. One of the more popular ways to stream audio and video content to your TV is through the built-in sort platform, and Android TV is a leader in that segment. In an effort to create Android TV presence in India, Google has announced a new feature called Data Saver. The facility focuses on specific usage patterns in the country, and aims to help users save Internet data.

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According to the announcement made on Google’s official India blog, the new data saver feature will let users view three times more content with the same amount of data used. Android TV devices work when connected to a mobile Internet connection, such as a mobile hotspot or a dongle.

Google points out that users in India may not need Wi-Fi home internet, and this new feature is meant to ensure that they watch content on Android TV without risking excessive data consumption on mobile data plans Can. Google did not elaborate on how it works, but it would basically limit the resolution of content streams on various apps on Android TV.

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This is not the only feature today; Google has also announced data alerts, hotspot guides and casts in the Google File app. Data Alert helps users monitor data consumption on Android TV, the Hotspot Guide helps users set up Android TV while connecting with a mobile hotspot connection, and cast users to Google files for mobile data usage Allows to download media files without a TV.

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The new features will initially roll out Android TV devices of Xiaomi, TCL and MarQ by Flipkart in India, with a global roll-out. According to the Chinese electronics manufacturer, the new Mi TV 4X and Mi TV 4A models introduced by Xiaomi on Tuesday came with the first data saver function.

Meanwhile, a report by XDA developers suggests that Google Stadia, the company’s cloud-based gaming platform, is unlikely to hit Android TV by the end of 2020, though it will roll out more widely early this year. .