Samsung has confirmed that Google Duo is now available for its Neo QLED and QLED TVs, enabling quality video calls on a large screen.
Samsung TVs now lets you make video calls with Google Duo
Samsung has confirmed the arrival of Google Duo, the mobile video chat software created by Google, on its new Neo QLED and QLED TVs. A tool that allows you to make video calls on the TV from your living room at home with higher picture and sound quality and a larger screen than that of a smartphone or laptop.
“As people spend more time at home, communication with co-workers, family or friends is done through platforms. That’s why devices with a large screen such as TVs have become essential.
How does it work?
To make a video call from a Samsung TV, you just have to follow a few small steps. The first, and most important step, is to connect a compatible webcam directly to the TV’s USB port, which will immediately identify it and show a notification allowing you to open it straight away.
After that, you must follow the directions on the TV and choose the video call option so that Google Duo is automatically opened. It is important to note that in order to call you, the Google Duo app must be downloaded and you must have linked your Google account to the Duo account. In addition, both the mobile and the TV must be connected to the same WiFi network.
To start the video call, you must first connect your Google Duo app on your phone to the TV and then select the wanted contacts. Alternatively, you may select your contacts directly from the Google Duo app on the TV. Samsung TV will keep all utilized contacts and recent activity for greater flexibility in video chats.
Viewing other content
Alternatively, the user can also opt to open the Google Duo app directly on the TV, which can be downloaded from the Samsung Smart TV app store. After logging into the Duo mobile app, you can do the same on the TV and make video calls.
To do this, in the Google Duo mobile app you need to go to the menu in the top right corner and select ‘Settings > Account > Sign in on TV’. In addition to being able to make full-screen video calls, it is also possible to view other content at the same time thanks to the Multi View function.
A function that allows the TV screen to be divided into up to four parts in the Neo QLED 8K models and two in the rest of the range, and to adjust the audio volume of each video so that the user does not lose any detail of the content being viewed at that moment. In this way, it is possible, for example, to watch a soccer match while reading social networks and talking to another person.