Wednesday, 03 March, 2021


Google to Launch Duo in Beta on Android TV

Google Duo will soon be on Android TV in beta Video chat with friends and family on the big screen Google Duo is coming soon to Android TV in beta
Melba Vasquez | 29 August, 2020, 15:42

Google Cast functionality is available for all Meet users, and casting works on Chromecast, TVs with built-in Chromecasts and Nest displays.

Google Duo has served as a great way to video chat on smartphones since its launch in 2016, and it's soon about to make its big-screen debut. Using Duo on Android TV you will be able to initiate calls from your TV and if your TV does not have a camera built in you will be able to plug in a USB camera. If your TV doesn't have a camera, you can use a USB camera.

"2020 may go down as the year of the video call", Google said in the release.

Google highlighted that the Duo and Meet also "work seamlessly" with Nest Hub Max and other smart displays powered by Google. Since the app is now in beta, it might take a few weeks for the company to release the stable version of Duo on Android TV. This move comes after Google announced Chromecast support for Google Meet. Google is also giving the Meet app Chromecast support for TVs. To be fair, bringing Google Meet to the large screen would mean that video calls that include a lot of participants would probably be smoother since you'll have a better view of everyone else on the screen.

Google has not revealed the specifics in terms of the stable version's rollout.

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