July 5, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google TV’s “glanceable cards” appear to be rolling out more widely.
  • These cards display contextual information in ambient mode, such as Google Photos images, weather reports, content recommendations, and more.
  • However, the personalized screensaver appears to be limited to third-party streaming devices for the time being.

Google announced the new glanceable cards for Google TV alongside personalized profiles last October as part of its effort to provide consumers with tailored content when their streaming device is in ambient mode. While the latter is still missing in action, the search giant appears to be gradually rolling out the swipeable cards for a wider group of users.

As spotted by 9to5Google, Google TV’s ambient mode now displays a personalized screensaver with glanceable cards. Each card shows contextual information based on your profile, including music playlists, weather updates, podcasts, a YouTube video recommendation, and more content suggestions.