Google is coming up with some awesome data-friendly features on Android TV in order to help the users monitor as well as reduce their TV’s bandwidth usage when it is connected to a hotspot in place of WiFi. These new features are coming to Xiaomi, TCL as well as MarQ TV in India soon.
One of the main features is the addition of new Data Saver mode under Network & Internet that can easily be enabled when it is connected to a hotspot. Google says that it will let you watch three times more content while keeping the same consumption. It would have been great if it was also available for WiFi networks because not everyone has got huge data caps at home. There will be a new alert along with data saver. When you will enable it you will get the notification for every 100MB, 500MB or 1GB that your TV uses while tethering. Google is also providing a guide to help you in connecting your TV to your mobile hotspots and direct local network casting from Files app on Android phones that should not consume any data. The new features are linked to new Android TV Data Saver app version which is now available on Google’s Play Store.