We’ve been digging into some of a apps that come with the latest refurbish for a ADT-1 Android TV device. Interestingly enough, some of these apps work usually excellent when side-loaded onto customary phones or tablets – it looks like they enclose all a customary resources and layouts for both versions of Android. You can check out a changes for Google Play Movies TV next – there are some important ones for Chromecast users.
Brand New Icon
Like a other Google apps being updated in credentials for Android 5.0, Movies now has a fancy-schmancy Material Design logo. The aged trademark had a pointed Play Store-themed background, yet chronicle 3.4.23 uses a same somewhat “folded” demeanour we’ve seen from other updated apps.
Automatic Info Bubbles For Chromecast
In further to new Material Design standards all over a app, Google Play Movies TV has some special additions usually for Chromecast users. Now when casting a video to your TV, your phone or inscription acts as a second shade info display, display a actors on shade during a impulse above a swell bar and playback controls.
What’s unequivocally cold is that when actors speak, their information froth automatically enlarge, afterwards agreement when another impression starts to speak. Check it out in a shade record below:
Reader Francois Roy also shows off a functionality in his possess video. Notice how a actor vocalization will be highlighted even when he or she isn’t indeed on screen.
The information accessible around these froth is a same thing that’s been shown in a Google Play Movies app on postponement for a while now. With a latest update, users have entrance to it even but pausing… during slightest on Chromecast. Very cool.
Inconsistent slide-out menu
While a rest of a app has been updated with pointed element pattern touches, a slide-out menu is a small odd. Compared to a one on a latest Play Store APK, it covers adult a categorical movement bar, stealing a cold hamburger-back symbol animation and forcing users to use a navigation bar. It also uses a incomparable apportionment of a screen. This could be a elementary problem with regulating a Android TV APK on phones and tablets, yet if it is, it’s a usually vital usability emanate we’ve found so far.
If you’re disturbed about problems removing destiny updates, don’t be: we should be means to uninstall these side-loaded APKs, hillside to a “factory” chronicle of Play Movies, and refurbish around a Play Store when a required APK is posted.
The APK is sealed by Google and upgrades your existent app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that a record is protected to implement and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to pull this download to your devices, that can take days, download and implement it usually like any other APK.
File name: com.google.android.videos-3.4.23-tv-34234-minAPI9.apk
Version: 3.4.23-tv (compatible with Android 2.3+)
Thanks, Dave and Francois!