Android TVs have become commonplace over the last few years. Google has also made steady improvements to the OS to improve its usability on TVs. Now, it looks like Google is preparing for a branding change for Android TV. As per a new rumor from 9to5Google, Google is looking to rename Android TV to Google TV.
The company has been moving away from the Android branding for a number of its products and services over the years. This includes renaming the Android Messages app to just Messages, Android Pay to Google Pay, and more. In the same vein, Google is looking to rebrand Android TV to Google TV. The OS itself is going nowhere though and it will continue to be based on Android itself.
Google could make this branding change silently like it recently did while renaming Hangouts Meet to Google Meet or it could do so when it releases the final version of Android 11 later this year. Incidentally, back in 2010, Google did have a ‘Google TV.’ It was a smart TV platform based on Android which the company had developed with the like of Intel, Sony, and Logitech. The company eventually replaced Google TV with Android TV in 2014.
Do you use an Android TV? Are you happy with its performance?