Custom Profiles are finally coming to Google TV, several months after they were announced. They will be available to all users within the next few weeks via a server update.
Last October, Google announced that custom profiles will soon be available on GoogleTV. In particular, they allow users of the TV platform to add several profiles to the interface.
But it took almost 8 months before we really saw personalized profiles and support for multi-user mode on Google TV. The feature is finally available today and will be rolling out over the next few weeks.
Multi-user support is coming to Google TV
“Any household member can create a Google TV profile to enjoy their own personalized space and TV recommendations on Chromecast with Google TV”, says Google in its help page. The creation of several profiles will allow each user to benefit from their recommendations, without having those of other users who may not please them.
It’s not yet known if custom profile additions are available on all Google TV devices or just Chromecast at this time. Some users had to restart their device anyway to be able to add an account.
“You can add multiple user profiles on your Google TV and sign in to Google services with multiple accounts. Your media content and activity are synchronized on all the devices on which you are connected. »
Google TV will then work like Netflix, Disney+ or other streaming platforms that allow you to create multiple profiles: each profile will have its own playlist, recommendations and personalized interface.
How to add a profile?
Here’s how to add a profile on Google TV:
- On the home page, click at the top right on your profile picture or your initials
- Select your name then click Add an account
- Sign in to the Google account you want to add
- Follow the instructions to complete the profile setup
- Select the streaming services you want to use with this profile
It will also be possible to manage and delete profiles. To do this, here are the steps to follow:
- In the user menu, click on Settings
- Go to Accounts and Login
- Select the profile you want to delete by clicking on To delete > Delete account
On smartphone or tablet, simply disconnect the Google account you want to remove from your device.