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Google TV will include a new ‘Basic’ mode to make your smart TV, dumb – The Verge

Google TV includes a new “Basic TV” mode that strips out a TV’s smart features in favor of providing simple access to live TV and HDMI inputs. Sony and TCL plan…

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The mode has been found in the upcoming TV OS
The basic TV option reportedly appears at setup.
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Google TV, the search giants latest attempt at TV software, will include a new Basic TV mode that strips out a TVs smart features in favor of providing simple access to live TV and HDMI inputs, 9to5Google reports. Its a potential boon to anyone that ever wanted to dumb-down their smart TV because they prefer an external streamer or because they value privacy.
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