Google has announced a series of improvements aimed at control Android TV data usage when used without Wi-Fi, that is, connected to a hotspot or using a data connection. These news come in the form of a new application published on Google Play, Android TV Data Saver.
Android TV Data Saver includes three options in its first version: a wizard to make it easier to configure a TV with Android TV using a Wi-Fi access point, a data saving mode that reduces video quality and notifications when a certain amount of data has been exceeded.
Less data usage on Android TV
These developments begin for the moment in India, the country where, according to Google on his blog, Android TVs are rapidly gaining popularity […] but not everyone has Wi-Fi at home. “Can be used then a Wi-Fi access point, but Android TV doesn’t distinguish between metered and non-metered Wi-Fi connections. That is to say, data consumption can be excessive and quickly kill the data plan.
To prevent this from happening, Google has released a series of new features on Android TV in the form of a new application, Android TV Data Saver. The app is integrated into Android TV, allowing activate data saving mode easily. With this mode enabled, video quality is reduced to reduce data usage
In addition, when activated, the data that has been used is counted and it can be configured to show a notification when exceeding a certain amount of data, such as 100MB, 500MB, or 1GB. The third related novelty is a guide to help you connect an Android TV to an access point created on a mobile.
Google has announced that these new features will begin to be activated to Android TV users in India in the coming weeks, starting with Xiaomi, TCL and MarQ devices, with a global deployment later.
Via | Android Police
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