Smart TVs have changed the way we look at the consumption of content on television today. There was a time when a TV set offered you to browse through a few channels and watch your preferred choice of program on them. With time, the TV channels grew in number and offered more entertainment-based options to the users. From being a device that showed black-and-white images to evolving into a device laced with ‘smart’ technology, the television set has come a long way.
Just like the phones they feature on, the Android application has become extremely popular with TV sets. Some of the benefits of using an Android TV include the ease of operation and control, access to a large number of apps, the ability to use or control other electronic devices using the TV, a built-in Google Assistant, and more. The popularity of Android TVs can be demonstrated by the fact that these are being manufactured by most of the leading electronic brands across the globe today.
While users rave about the upmarket facilities and high-end features provided by Android TV, there is one thing they have often raised concerns about – the absence of multi-user support. What this implies is that all the preferred content of different members in a household is put together in a single package. With the introduction of the Google TV in the commercial market, users hoped that Google will step forward to resolve this issue but that did not happen.
While the absence of multi-user support on Android TV continues to bother users, here is something they can look forward to. There are reports pointing towards the integration of a Kids Profile in Chromecast with Google TV.
While the Kids Profile is not really a multi-user support function, adults or parents now will be able to put together a separate interface that will be dedicated to the kids in their home. With this distinctive profile, parents can ensure that the kids do not have access to adult content or material that is not suitable for children. They can use the main profile to have access to all the content on a particular app.
A spokesperson from Google shared the information about the creation of a separate profile for kids via a support thread. According to the statement issued on the thread, this particular feature will be added to the Chromecast with Google TV sometime around next month.