Google Duo is about to come to the biggest screen in people’s households, but for the Android TV platform, joining Meet for Chromecast…
Earlier this month, Google added support for Meet on Chromecast. Now, it’s about to do something similar to Google Duo and Android TV. In the coming weeks, Android TV owners will be able to video chat through Google Duo. Plus, it will work, even if the Android TV isn’t equipped with a camera. The integration will debut in beta, then move to stable release some time in the future.
Android TV Google Duo Support to Debut in the Coming Weeks
Google explains that it is making the move in order to bring people together. While it sounds (and looks) like something out of a science-fiction movie, it could be the next step toward everyday communications. After all, video is a lot more immersive and offers an experience beyond just voice.
“The big screen isn’t just for work meetings, though: We also want to make video calling your friends and family better, too. In an effort to bring the video calling experience to more parts of your home, Google Duo is rolling out a Beta on Android TV in the coming weeks.”
The feature won’t be restricted to only televisions with cameras, as mentioned. Rather, people will be able to plug in a USB accessory. However, there are limitations. One is it won’t support group chats, just one-on-one video calls.