Apple’s iPad may be the most popular tablet on the market, but Android tablets have been gaining traction over the last year. The coronavirus pandemic has seen an increase in demand for Android tablets. So Google first added a dedicated Kids Space for the under 9s, and now, they have announced a new ‘Entertainment Space’ feature on Android tablets for everyone else.
Entertainment space on Android tablets
As the name implies, Entertainment Space is essentially a one-stop solution for all your favorite movies, TV shows, games, and books. Google aims to take the friction out of switching between apps to watch the next episode of Office and jump into a Call of Duty Mobile game with your friends.
“Once you log into your subscription applications, Entertainment Space will show you your content in one place and tailored for you.” says James Bender, product manager for Google Play at the official blog post.
How to access the entertainment space?
Now to answer the most important question: how do you access Entertainment Space on an Android tablet? The feature will replace the Discover feed on your Android tablet’s home screen. It means that you will simply have to swipe right on the home screen to access the Entertainment Space and consume content.
In the attached image above, you can see that there are three tabs at the top: View, Games, and Read. This is accompanied by a search bar. You will need to log into their streaming services, including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Disney +, and others. More, “Entertainment Space will show its ranks of trending and personalized recommendations from Google TV, Twitch, Hulu, and many additional services.” according to the blog post.
The ‘Games’ and ‘Read’ tabs, on the other hand, are integrations of the Play Games and Play Books apps. You will not only see games installed on your tablet, but also new game recommendations, Google adds. Lastly, you can also relax with a book or audiobook in the Read section.
As for availability, Entertainment Space will first be available on Walmart tablets. It will later be rolled out to Lenovo, Sharp, and other new and existing (possibly Xiaomi?) Android tablets in the coming months.
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