Google Duo and Meet are coming to Android TVs
There are many workers and consumers out there who have come to rely on video calls to replace their meetings and even social interactions in lieu of face-to-face contact as normal. As such, these individuals may also be ready for it to take on the full Back to the Future II-esque interface. Accordingly, Google has announced that it is ready to put its calls apps on a home's main screen.
The Mountain View giant has confirmed that Meet (which is mainly used for collaborations) and Duo are to be made compatible with Android TVs. The former requires that the screen in question has a Chromecast and that the device with the app installed on it has the latest version of Chrome.
Video conferencing should move seamlessly onto the TV thereafter - according to Google, at least. Duo, on the other hand, has a beta within the Android TV OS. A blog for the same has reported that this is now functional and can be downloaded from the relevant version of the Play Store, although it is not immediately visible from a smart screen's homepage.
Android TV Guide has noted that the user needs to navigate through Settings in order to open Duo on a TV. Needless to say, this also requires a camera to use all its functions (although a TV with mics alone may support voice-calls through the app). Many newer TVs have in-built cameras; alternatively, a caller could use one that connects via USB.