[Quick Tip] Universal Search Results with Google Chrome

Google’s in-house browser Google Chrome can be installed to your Android TV from the Play Store. Did you know that? It doesn’t work particularly well since the browser is designed primarily for touchscreens and not a DPAD. With a USB mouse (or NVIDIA’s game controller) it can be navigated pretty well.

But what if you want to quickly search for something? Redditor Humpsel found this neat feature in Android TV: universal search results also return results from Google Chrome.

As you can see, it will search your history and favorites to find the relevant links and share them with you. Opening one of these cards links you directly there in Chrome. It’s not a particularly great solution as browsing is still difficult with a remote or gamepad, but it is a nice way to use the browser while still taking advantage of native 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 (http://github.com/fleker) 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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