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Google TV gets multi-user profiles, personalisation options in new update

After a few long deferrals and a slow rollout, more than one person can now use Google TV

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TV has been supporting only one user profile and now finally the Tech Giant has vowed to help more profiles. After a few long deferrals and a slow rollout, more than one person can now use TV.

According to Tech Crunch, one of the big features that were delivered with the Chromecast with TV in late 2020 was its namesake Google TV software and dashboard. It only supported one user profile and later added kid profiles however more than one person still couldn't use the account. Now, Google TV users have the option of adding multiple user profiles to their devices. The company has introduced a server-side update which is now live. Users need to reboot or reinstall the application to access this new feature.

When you add more Google accounts, you will be able to customise the interface with your own watch lists and recommendations that appear based on your viewing habits. With this, Google hopes to help you cut down on the time you take to decide what to watch next.

Google TV announced the update in October last year. According to Tech Crunch, the new update will allow up to 12 profiles on a single connected TV device. Plus, app downloads and login details will appear across all profiles, excluding kids' profiles. This will make it easier for you to stream without having to start from scratch each time you want to set up a new Google TV profile.

In the last update, users got the ambient mode screensaver with personalized information and recommendation cards. It shows things like weather, news, sports scores, and podcast links along with a bunch of other features.

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First Published: Tue, June 21 2022. 14:54 IST