The goal of Google TV is to simplify the process of watching your favorite shows by having everything in one location. Building on that concept, the Google TV app now supports casting video from many streaming services using just one app.

Support for a central casting button will be added to the Google TV app for Android. Ideally, this will eliminate the need for multiple apps to display content from various streaming providers on your TV. This functionality makes it possible to cast individual pieces of video from the Google TV app, even if that content is only available from one particular streaming service, as Google demonstrates below.

Peacocks Bel-Air reboot is the case in point. Users can cast an episode to their TV by clicking a button that appears when they view the show listing in the Google TV app. That happens right away when you press that button. Your phone’s Peacock app is not opened, and the desired TV begins playback right away. It’s likely that this functionality on Android TV OS relies on Cast Connect to produce a more smooth experience. Even in Google’s app, casting controls are still available.

Of course, this is Google’s vision, but there are still some unanswered questions. Although Google was unable to give us a list of apps that will enable this degree of integration, certain obstinate streaming services, like Netflix, are likely to resist adoption. However, it is an intriguing and perhaps practical feature.

Later in 2022, Google TV’s enhanced casting capabilities will launch; at that time, Google will announce which apps are supported.
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