Google has announced an app from its video service Duo for its own platform Android TV. Until now, the video calling service was not available on the search giant’s TV platform. A beta will be released in the next few weeks.
Users can start a video call from the app, and if the TV doesn’t have a built-in webcam, it can be plugged in via a plugged-in USB webcam, Google says. Presumably the final app will come out after the beta, but when that is, is unknown.
Also, Google says nothing about support on TV platforms other than Android TV. Google notes that Duo also works with smart speakers with screens like the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. Last week, the search giant said that users of Meet can access video conferencing to TVs. No webcam of the TV is required. Google uses the camera, microphone and audio from the computer used; only the video part is cast to the television.