Google has been engaged on making its TV expertise sooner, extra responsive, and fewer of a problem for customers. In keeping with a put up on its help boards on Monday, the corporate has been engaged on enhancing boot time, common efficiency, and the variety of choices for managing storage on each third-party TVs in addition to its Chromecast with Google TV streaming puck.

The corporate says that it’s made it so the Google TV homescreen masses sooner, decreasing the period of time earlier than you possibly can select which content material to observe. Google says it achieved the efficiency enhancements “by means of CPU optimizations and enhancements to cache administration” and that they’ve began to roll out on third-party units and are “coming quickly” for Chromecasts.

In keeping with the put up, customers needs to be seeing sooner efficiency in a number of areas — when loading the Reside tab, scrolling by means of the homescreen, or utilizing a child profile. A few of these enhancements, based on the corporate, are due to the truth that Google TV itself makes use of much less RAM, leaving extra for apps, particularly once you’re switching between totally different screens.

The corporate’s additionally responding to complaints which have cropped up about how storage limitations could make it troublesome to put in apps for Google TV, particularly on units just like the Chromecast, which solely actually has 5GB of usable house, based on Android Police. Google says it’s added a menu in Settings > System > Storage that’ll allow you to release house by clearing the gadget’s cache and uninstalling apps, which has rolled out to the Chromecast and can be coming quickly to sensible TVs. It additionally says there’s an “automated course of that runs within the background” to release house for apps.

With latest stories about Google seeking to combine wearables and free channels into Google TV, it looks like the corporate could possibly be on the brink of push customers towards its massive display screen expertise. If that’s the plan, it is smart that it’s making an attempt to enhance on the fundamentals now. Nevertheless, as individuals want increasingly apps to maintain up with the rising variety of streaming companies, it could be time for {hardware} producers (together with Google) to contemplate upgrading the quantity of storage that comes with Google TV units. Whereas software program tips could assist cut back the variety of low storage error messages, there’s actually no substitute for simply having extra space.