Google Duo has served as a great way to video chat on smartphones since its launch in 2016, and it’s soon about to make its big-screen debut. Alongside the recent launch of Google Meet on Chromecast, Google on Thursday teased the upcoming launch of Google Duo on Android TV.
“In an effort to bring the video calling experience to more parts of your home, Google Duo is rolling out a Beta on Android TV in the coming weeks,” Google said in a blog post.
If your TV has a camera, you can easily initiate a chat with an individual or group. If your TV doesn’t have a camera, you can use a USB camera. This will be a great new addition as folks can lounge on their couch while chatting with friends and family on a larger display.
Google is reportedly in the planning stages to integrate some of Duo’s features into Meet, which is rumored to act as the search giant’s primary video calling and conferencing software. Even if the company plans to eventually merge the two services, it’s nice to see Google continue to iterate on Duo with new features and new platform launches.
Once Google launches the Android TV app for Duo, we’ll update this article. Until then, you can always download the latest version of Duo from the Google Play Store listing embedded below.