Final yr because the COVID-19 pandemic was pushing thousands and thousands to make money working from home and quarantine (and, hopefully, they nonetheless are), Google took benefit of the pliability of Android TV toplatform. Now, there’s a devoted Android TV field with a built-in digital camera that designed to make Google Duo a breeze.
The “Mecool Now” is a Google-certified Android TV field that simply launched with assist for Google’s platform and apps, in addition to baking in a devoted digital camera for Duo calls. The digital camera is put in on a swivel for privateness and the field even has a devoted button to reply calls. There’s additionally a tripod mount on the underside of the field for straightforward positioning.
Making the video calling expertise on this field even higher is a devoted button, just like the Netflix button on different remotes, for Google Duo. The included distant additionally options “air mouse” performance so you’ll be able to simply use apps that aren’t immediately designed to be used with a distant. Mecool mentions Zoom assist, however notably Android TV’s webcam assist usually solely works correctly with Duo. We’ll be testing this machine ourselves within the coming weeks to report again on if that does the trick.
If you’re planning to choose up the Mecool Now, there’s one particular level you’ll want to bear in mind. Just like the KM3 field we reviewed earlier this yr, the Now lacks assist for Netflix, so that you’ll be turning to HBO Max, Disney+, YouTube, and different companies to get content material streaming. Notably, Prime Video is supported. The machine is Google-certified, too, so it ships with the Play Retailer.
The Mecool Now’s accessible at the moment for about $145,within the US and EU.
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