Google is reportedly upgrading its Chromecast with Google TV (4K) streaming device to Android 12. It has seen very few improvements in its two-and-a-half-year term. The Android 12 update will include support for camera and microphone privacy indicators, 4K user interface (UI), content frame rate matching, and ''Quick Connect'' capabilities. Also, some minor designs tweaks include rounded buttons and on-screen animations that reflect the Android experience on phones.
According to a new information, the camera and microphone indicators are said to trigger a bright green icon at the top corner of the Android TV that indicates that the components are being used by the TV or external applications on it. Throughout, the camera and microphone blocking capabilities will enable users to prevent access to the device system-wide through a toggle switch on the menu section. Under the match content rate matching functionality under the Display & Sound menu section, users may choose "seamless", "non-seamless" or "
Up until now, all Chromecast with Google TV (4K) has included simple security patches and bug fixes, as well as an app-based update that allowed for multiple profile setup. According to Google, the Chromecast with Google TV (4K) currently has 8GB storage capacity, and only 4GB is available to the user for app installations.
Google had earlier announced a Chromecast version with Google TV (4K) that would address storage and performance issues. The update included a Free up space button on Google TV''s settings menu, which would allow users to extract app cache and remove unwanted applications. The upgrade included even more automatic cleanings to remove app storage space, as well as (Android Runtime/Optimised Ahead of time) ART/OAT objects.
Recently, Google launched the new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) in India. The new streaming device will be shipped with Android 12 out-of-the-box.