Following the announcement of Google Meet coming to Chromecast, Google has now revealed that its video calling App, Duo, will be coming to Android TV in the form of a default App. It will allow users to start video calls from their TV screens. A beta version for the same will be released “in the coming weeks”.
“If your TV doesn’t have a camera built-in, you can simply plug in a USB camera,” Google said in its blog post — if your TV supports the feature. One can make both one-on-one and group video calls with the App.
This move directly reflects Google’s plans to bring its video calling Apps to bigger screens. Google also made things easier for people working from home amidst the pandemic by adding Chromecast support for Google Meet. Using a bigger screen for meetings from the comfort of your couch is a lot better than using PCs or Mobile Phones for the same.
Like Meet, Google Duo is already supported on the Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, and other smart displays that support Google’s software. Such an expansion of platforms and ways of accessing Meet and Duo gives Google the opportunity to compete strongly against rivals like Zoom and Microsoft Teams and establish itself well in the market.