Google is continuing to improve Google TV, a platform that needs as much tender, love and care as it can get as it struggles in retail. A new update has been announced for the platform that’ll add a few key features to enhance the experience.
For starters, you can now perform your searches using your voice should your Google TV unit have the microphones to do that. With voice search you can search the web, open apps, and even browse your channels. Simply saying “CNN” will whisk you over to the news network, for instance.
Next up is PrimeTime, a new guide experience that’ll let you browse new content to watch without taking you out of whatever you’re doing. You can browse while watching another movie or TV show, using the web browser or listening to music, for instance. PrimeTime will also suggest new content for you if you’re running out of ideas on what to watch.
In addition, the new YouTube remote play features announced yesterday are in this update. Be sure to read our post on that here. As for who can download this new upgrade and gain the much-appreciated functionality it adds, those with LG Google TV units will get the download “over the coming weeks,” while other devices (Google isn’t confirming which ones) will get it shortly afterward.