The core performance stays the identical, however the brand new UI for the Google Residence app is sleeker and cleaner than ever earlier than.

The Google Residence app has remained principally unchanged since its rebranding from the Solid utility round this identical time final 12 months, however only a day earlier than Google’s Pixel 2 announcement occasion, a brand new replace has been launched that radically adjustments the app’s residence display screen.

Proper off the bat, you may see that Google is shifting away from the Watch, Hear, and Uncover tabs in favor of easier Uncover and Browse choices. Web page navigation has been moved from the highest to the underside (just like what we noticed with the YouTube app this Might), and the precise pages for these tabs have been cleaned up significantly.

The Uncover web page is the one you may see by default when opening the Residence app, and right here you may see suggestions for various capabilities of your Google Residence, advisable searches and options to check out with the Google Assistant, advisable Chromecast apps, and extra. That is additionally the web page the place you may see hyperlinks that the Google Assistant sends to you for extra info on a query you beforehand requested it.

Previous Uncover web page (left), New Uncover web page (proper)

Leaping over to the Browse tab, that is the brand new residence for locating TV exhibits, films, and music that you simply may be concerned about. The highest of the web page exhibits fashionable TV exhibits and films that you could flick thru, and scrolling by this checklist will present particular sections for YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, Google Play Films, and some other media streaming apps which might be linked to your account. Moreover, tapping on the TV exhibits, Films, and Music icons close to the underside will take you to particular pages for these classes to assist slim down precisely what you are searching for.

Previous Watch web page (left), New Browse web page (proper)

Together with these larger adjustments, there are additionally some good touches all through the Residence app that makes it really feel extra polished and full than ever earlier than. TV exhibits, films, and music have been given new splash screens that tie in properly with the brand new UI, huge titles on the high of all pages make it clear as to precisely what you are taking a look at, and new quantity controls for casting tunes appears insanely glossy.

All of those adjustments include the brand new 1.25.81.13 model of the Google Residence app, and when you do not wish to wait round for the replace to hit the Google Play Retailer, you’ll be able to obtain the APK file.

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