Chances are if you have a 12V Smart TV in your caravan, RV, or camper, it will run Android TV. However, you might have noticed that some new Smart TVs are running Google TV.
What is Google TV?
Despite the rebrand and name change, Google TV is essentially an Android TV update, offering a more user-friendly experience than its predecessor.
So, what’s changed? And should you consider switching? Here’s what you need to know about the difference between Google TV and Android TV.
What’s the difference between Google TV and Android TV?
While Android TV is app-focused, Google TV takes things back to basics and leads with TV.
Google TV offers a more personalised experience for its users than Android TV, recommending shows to watch based on your viewing habits.
Google TV has made it easier to access a wide variety of streaming apps, such as Kayo Sports, 7+, and YouTube. Through Google’s in-built smarts, your favourite apps will be there for you as soon as you turn on your Google TV. A click on your remote will take you straight to your favourite streaming service, and onto the day’s or night’s entertainment!
In an update that will be welcomed by families, Google TV supports multiple user profiles.
That means your recommendations won’t be affected by shows your partner, children or guests watch!
Importantly, Google TV allows you to create child accounts. With dedicated child accounts, you won’t have to set parental controls like you need to on an Android TV to avoid your children watching things they shouldn’t.
In essence, Google TV’s new interface will mean a more seamless entertainment experience in your caravan, RV, or camper – and who wouldn’t want that after a long day on the road or in the outdoors? After all, as a traveller, you have more important things to worry about than spending time scrolling through your TV. Google TV makes life off the beaten track that little bit easier.
Can I use Android TV apps on Google TV?
Yes, you can! Google TV and Android TV both have access to the Google Play App store, so you can find any app you’re using on your Android TV on a Google TV.
Will Android TV get updated to Google TV?
While Google TV is slowly becoming the standard for new TVs, Android TV isn’t going anywhere any time soon. In fact, the latest Android TV updates see the user interface resemble Google TV, so you can get a taste of what Google TV has to offer without upgrading just yet.
Looking for a Google TV experience in your caravan?
Enjoy a cutting-edge viewing experience with the X70 series TV.
While no 12V Caravan TVs currently run Google TV, the X70 Series offers the most advanced user experience on the market.
Our X70 series TV is the first Google-certified Caravan TV that comes with the latest Android TV updates – so you get the best features a Caravan TV has to offer.