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Your Google TV Will Now Show You More Ads

No one likes ads, but an argument can be made that they’re a necessary evil. After all, if you’re getting free service, money needs to come in from somewhere. Google TV already has a decent number of advertisements, but now m…

Android 13 is Landing on Your TV

Android 13 has been available in a handful of phones from makers like Google, OnePlus, and Samsung for some time now, but being Android, it’ll naturally make its way to lots of other devices as well. It’s next stop? It’ll soo…

How to Remove Google TV Profiles

User profiles are a great way to give everyone in your house their own personal place on Google TV. It’s easy to add user profiles, but what about removing them? We’ll show you how it’s done.

How to Set Up Google TV User Profiles

Google TV focuses on recommendations, but what good are those if someone with different tastes is using your account and screwing them up? Thankfully, Google TV has user profiles for adults and kids. Let’s set it up….

How to Use Your Android Phone as a Google TV Remote

Even the most careful people lose TV remotes sometimes, especially when they’re as small as most streaming device remotes. Google TV devices can be controlled from an app on your Android phone, so you always have a backup….

How to Open the Full Play Store on Google TV

One of the quirky things about Google TV—which is different than Android TV—is the Play Store. It’s still present, but Google has integrated it deeply into the home screen. We’ll show you how to open it like normal….

How to Add a Kids Profile to Google TV

Google TV devices, like the Chromecast with Google TV, are great at surfacing content to watch, but not all of that content is family-friendly. Thankfully, you can set up a specific profile for your kids, complete with parent…

How to Get Started With Google TV

The Chromecast with Google TV introduced the company’s vision for its smart TV devices. If you have a streaming device running Google TV, there are some things you should know. We’ll help you get the most out of your experien…

How to Sideload Apps on Google TV

Google TV devices (including the Chromecast with Google TV) have access to Android apps and games specifically made for TVs. If you want an app that doesn’t appear in the Play Store on the TV, you can “sideload” it. We’ll sho…

How to Restart a Google TV Streaming Device

It’s not unusual for devices to stop working as they should. In many of these situations, a simple restart will solve the problem. If you have a Google TV streaming device, you can restart it. Here’s how….

How to Uninstall Apps and Games on Google TV

Installing apps and games helps you take full advantage of your Google TV streaming device. But, inevitably, you’ll end up with some you don’t want anymore. Here’s how to uninstall apps and games on Google TV….

How to Disable Recommendations on Google TV

Google TV streaming devices have a Home screen stuffed with recommendations. There are many ways you can fine-tune these, but if you prefer a less cluttered interface, you can also turn them off.

How to Customize the Google TV Home Screen

The switch from Android TV to Google TV brought a massive change to the home screen experience. The focus is on recommendations and surfacing content from your streaming services. We’ll show you how to customize the home scre…

How to Install Apps and Games on Google TV

To get the most out of your Google TV streaming device, you’ll want to find and download some apps and games. Unfortunately, doing this on devices like the Chromecast with Google TV isn’t as easy as opening the Play Store, bu…
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