Google Duo, video chat mobile app from the search engine giant will be coming to the Android TV within the form of a native application that will let users start video calls from their TV screen.
The company is setting out a Beta version on Android TV in the coming weeks globally. Through this, the user can launch both one-on-one and group video calls with the application. If the television doesn’t have a built-in camera, then the USB camera can be used for the purpose if their TV supports a USB connection.
This move is a continuation of Google’s plans to bring its video communication apps to bigger screens. The tech firm is aiming to increase the efficiency of its video calling apps, with people relying on virtual methods to connect more than ever.
Google is finally planning to replace the Google Duo with Google Meet, but until that happens, the company wants to optimize the video chat app across all platforms.
The Chromecast Advantage
Adding Chromecast support for Google Meet has given people more flexibility where they can hold their work meetings.
With Google Meet on Cast, you can also use TV or a Smart Display to make conversations. Duo and Google Meet also work without limits with Next Hub Max and other smart displays that run Google’s software.
TJ Varghese, Group Product Manager, Google Meet hardware said “2020 may go down as the year of the video call. It’s become an indispensable tool, one we all use more than we likely would have imagined”.
“After all, video calls are not going anywhere” Google mentioned in its blog and using the right application can make a big difference in making video calls more attractive and enjoyable.”