May 25, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google has unveiled a bunch of new updates coming to Google TV and Android TV.
  • Later in 2022, the Google TV app will support casting content from Android phones to TVs.
  • On smart TVs, picture-in-picture will display videos from a group call and prevent overlaying content from other apps with a new docked mode.

On the second day of Google I/O 2022, the search giant announced a host of improvements for Google TV and Android TV with the goal of improving the operating system’s accessibility and multitasking support.

First off, Google will enable the Google TV app to cast movies and shows directly from Android phones to smart TVs. The Mountain View-based tech giant didn’t share more details about the new app feature, noting only that those will be revealed closer to launch. Google says the new capability will roll out in late 2022.