Android TV: Search Can Do More Than Just Search For Your Next Movie

For anyone running Android TV, it is easy to think of the platform as just another media outlet. After all, it is primarily designed to offer users a way to watch video content. That said though, this is android and one of the benefits of it being an android platform is that it does much more than just its primary feature. In this case, media playing.

The search function is a prime example. Although some Android TV owners out there will be more than aware of this, others won't be, so it is worth pointing out such features. In terms of the search function, whether you currently use it or not will depend on how useful you find it. If you do use it, then chances are, you are using it as just a way to find media content. After all, it is Android TV, right! Well, you should be aware that you can search for much more than just what is currently on YouTube. In fact, when it comes to the search function on your Android TV device, it is much better to think of this as Google Search, just like you would on your mobile, tablet or Chrome OS system. After all, it is the same search.

With that in mind, next time you are using your Android TV device and need to know something quickly, instead of reaching for your smartphone or opening you laptop, you might want to try asking the TV. Now, to be clear, your Android TV will not be able to answer as many questions as the search function will on your phone or laptop but it does answer quite a lot of the more basic questions. Below are a few prime examples of what type of questions your Android TV will answer.

Android TV will tell you what time it currently is in your location

Or anywhere else in the world for that matter

Likewise, you can ask your TV what the temperature currently is or check for the week ahead.

It will also let you know the football (or any sports) scores if you ask it. Not to mention who your team is playing next and played last.

You can also find out some more fundamental trivia answers like "How many people live in Russia?"

Not to mention, the TV will also help you perform basic math sums.

Or inform you of basic conversions.

Or let you search for images of just about anything

So, next time you need to know something, why not try asking your TV

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John Anon

John has been writing about and reviewing tech products since 2014 after making the transition from writing about and reviewing airlines. With a background in Psychology, John has a particular interest in the science and future of the industry. Besides adopting the Managing Editor role at AH John also covers much of the news surrounding audio and visual tech, including cord-cutting, the state of Pay-TV, and Android TV. Contact him at [email protected]