Android TV, in most cases known as Smart TV, has changed the way people enjoy their time in the living room. Over 60% of the total TV trades are smart and it's predicted that all TVs will be connected to the internet by 2025. For those of you who have owned or been planning to buy an Android TV, these 4 tricks will definitely make your TV time better.
1.First Tricks of Android TV - Google Assistant
Google Assistant has gone beyond voice search on most Android TVs. You can say things like ‘Play some music on my TV,’ or ‘Play XYZ Movie on my TV’ and Google Assistant will automatically open the relevant app and get it done. It is making your experience much more convenient since you don't have to search for things and play them.
2. Second Tricks of Android TV - Chromecast built-in
Another cool thing you can do with Android TV is mirror your phone, laptop screen to the TV. Thanks to the built-in Chromecast, all you need to do is to have a chrome browser installed on your device and click the vertical 3-dot button on the top right corner and select the Android TV you want to cast. With that within seconds, you'll have your chrome screen mirrored and surf the internet on the biggest screen in your house.
3.Third Tricks of Android TV - Your mobile phone is a remote control Android TV usually comes with really nice remotes. However, when you need to type on the TV, a remote takes up too much effort. Good news is, Google has an “Android TV Remote Control” app (free), that offers a remote interface on your mobile. Just Bluetooth or WiFi connect the TV to your phone, you can easily go around the interface of your Android phone. When you enter text, for example connecting to a combination-protected WiFi , it's much faster and easier with your phone.
4. Fourth Tricks of Android TV - Connect PS4 Controller for Games
Android TV is compatible to a wide range of games. If you have a PS4, you can also use your existing PS4 Dual Shock controllers and connect them with the Android TV. Just follow these steps:
· On your controller, press and hold the PS and Share buttons simultaneously to enter pairing mode. The light behind the controller will start blinking.
· On your Android TV, go to Settings, and then select Add accessory from the Remote & accessories option
· The Android TV will search for nearby Bluetooth accessories. Select Wireless Controller and your PS4 controller will be connected to the TV.
One of the great things about Android TV is that there are lots of customization possibilities for users to play with. Given the similarities between Android TV and Android on your smartphone, you can use the above tips and tricks to have better experience with them.