Netflix Update Adds Smart Lock

Google last year launched a small new feature called Smart Lock. It is a password manager tied to your Google account and integrated into apps. This means that an app can use your Google account to automatically authenticate you. Not only does this save time logging into one device, it saves time logging into every device you own. With phones, tablets, and now TVs, setting up new devices can be a massive time sink.

Netflix has updated their TV app with Smart Lock, something that’s been built into the phone and tablet apps for some time. Now when you start the app, you should see a message saying you’ve been logged in with your Google account.

Credit to AP
Credit to AP

This kind of feature is especially important on TVs, where password input has to be done with a DPAD and in public. Hopefully this update is just one of many which adds more Android TV features.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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  • king pach

    You guys should open a YouTube channel would be great following Android TV news on video. Just a suggestion anyways great work on bringing all this info.