You can look forward to the “For You” tab loading faster.
Since Google TV launched nearly two years ago, Google has been busy adding new features to the platform – including, most recently, support for iOS. So if you feel the company has neglected the product in terms of performance and stability, the latest Google TV update is for you.
For starters, Google says the new CPU and cache management optimizations will reduce the time it takes to load the “For You” tab at startup. Similarly, navigating within a tab and switching between multiple tabs should be more responsive after installing the latest update.
A faster Live tab should also result in seeing less of the Google TV loading animation. Google says the switch to child profiles will take even less time.
But best of all, the software will now use less RAM, leading to a smoother viewing experience.
A better optimized system
If you’ve been using Google TV for a while, you’ll also appreciate the storage improvements included in this new update. Google has added a “Free up storage” option in the settings menu to make it easier to clear the program’s cache and uninstall apps you don’t use.
The feature is already available on Chromecast with Google TV and will soon be coming to smart TVs. The company has also made changes under the hood that should reduce the number of errors users see when trying to install new apps.
Finally, there’s a new automatic process that will free up space on your device so you can install more apps.
Google has started rolling out the above improvements to users. If you don’t see them right away, you should know that it may take a few days for them to arrive on your device.