Google today announced four new features for Android TVs. These features are focused on data conscious customers who use their mobile hotspot as the internet connection for their TVs. The new Data Saver feature can reduce the data usage by up to 3x when streaming HD videos. Android TV can also notify you when you cross certain data limit set by you.
- Data Saver reduces your data usage on mobile connections, increasing watch time by up to 3x
- Data Alerts help you monitor your data usage while watching TV
- Hotspot Guide helps you set up your TV with your mobile hotspot
- Cast in Files lets you view downloaded media from your phone on your TV without using data. Cast in Google’s Files app is available today for beta users. Google will roll out to all users in the coming weeks.
Google will roll out these features to Android TV devices in India over the coming weeks, starting with Xiaomi, TCL and MarQ by Flipkart. Google will also bring these features to Android TVs around the world in the coming months.