Soon, you’ll be able to use your TV to answer calls, based on the feature included in Google’s Android TV 14 Beta 1.
Mishaal Rahman, an Android researcher and journalist, shared the news on Twitter. According to him, besides receiving notifications, users should also be able to directly answer the calls on their televisions using supported apps.
According to Rahman, Android TV 14 Beta 1 will also allow users to adjust the settings of the calls using the respective setting options of the apps. However, it is important to note that the calls will only work when users use their personal user profiles on the TVs.
This opens a whole new possibility of how Android TVs will be used in the future. By allowing calls via apps to work on Android TVs, it could mean professionals to typical users will be able to conduct call conferences on big screens conveniently in the future. Yet, Google is not the only big tech exploring this area. Apple also plans to bring FaceTime to tvOS 17 and Apple TV 4K. With this, more options to perform calls using TVs should be soon for everyone.