Google has announced that Google Duo services will soon come to Android TV. The search engine giant said that services will be available in beta in the form of a native app. This means users will soon be able to make video calls directly from tv sets using Google Duo services. The company has promised to release a beta of Google Duo for Android TV in the coming weeks to make this happen. Those having built-in camera tv sets, don’t require any additional accessory. Users who have a tv set that has no built-in camera set up will also be able to make calls. They only require plugging in a USB camera to dial anyone from their contact list.
Google has already added support for Chromecast on Google Meet. Google Meet is designed in a way that it handles video calls with over 100 members. It is mostly used to meet professional needs. Google Meet was also launched by the company on Nest Hub Max a few months ago. The latest decision to bring Google Duo services on Android TV is a part of Google’s larger push to introduce its video communication apps to bigger screens. The company in a blog post said that big screens are not only meant for professional meetings but for connecting with family and friends as well. It said that users will have an option to launch both one-on-one and group calls with the app which is in the making.
The enhanced services with new features will surely make video calling fun during the pandemic as communicating virtually is becoming a new normal. The video calling app is available on the Android and iOS platforms. Google Duo was first announced by Google at the developer conference in 2016 and was launched worldwide in the same year. The app allows users to make video calls in high definition. The app is based on phone numbers and therefore a separate list of contacts is not required for making calls. Users can make calls to anyone from their saved contact list in the handset.