Google Duo has now moved to the Google Meet app. It’s available to make voice and video calls to almost any device, including your Android TV. You can make phone calls using the Google Duo app on Android TV for personal and professional purposes.
We will share the steps to use Google Duo on Android TV. For video calls, Note that you need to attach a webcam to your Android TV. For voice calls, you can use an external USB microphone or the one built into your Android TV remote.
Download Google Duo on Android TV.
You’ll first need to download the Google Duo app on your Android TV, which is now available on the Play Store as Google Meet. So open Play Store on your Android TV, Search for Google Meet or Google Duo and install the app. Note that after installing it on your Android TV, you will find Google Meet in the Play Store and Google Duo.
How to install Google Duo on Android TV?
We recommend running a speed test to make sure you are getting good internet speeds and that your internet service provider is not timing out. Here’s how you can install Google Duo on your Android TV.
Step 1: Go to the Apps tab on your Android TV’s home screen.
Step 2: Select Google Duo to open the app.
The app will automatically sign you into your Google Account. After that, You will need to grant certain permissions within the app.
Step 3: Select Yes to allow Duo to access your Google contacts.
Step 4: Select Yes to allow Duo to take photos and videos.
Step 5: Select Yes to allow Duo recording.
The home screen of the Google Duo app will open your Android TV screen.
How to add calls to Google Duo on Android TV?
After giving necessary permissions; Your Google contacts will sync with the Google Duo app on Android TV. You’ll also see your video on the right side of the app. If you don’t have a Webcam connected to our Android TV, it says ‘Unable to use the camera.’
Now here’s how to add calling feature to Google Duo on Android TV.
Step 1: In the Google Duo app; Select the three dots in the Search Bar in the upper left corner.
Step 2: Select Settings.
Step 3: Select the account.
Step 4: Select a phone number.
Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to add your phone number to Duo.
After entering your phone number, This will appear on the Account Settings page.
How to make voice or video calls on Google Duo on Android TV
Setting up Google Duo on your Android TV may take some time, but it will be worth it. How to make an audio or video call on Google Duo on your Android TV.
Step 1: In the Google Duo app, select the search bar or Contacts in the top left corner.
Step 2: Enter the name or number of your Google Duo contact.
If you can’t find your contact by entering a name. They can enter the phone number linked to their Google Duo account.
Step 3: After entering the number, select View Calling Options.
Step 4: Select Voice Call or Video Call.
The call will be made and your contact’s face will be visible on the screen.
You can tap the disconnect icon at the bottom to end the call.
Bonus tip – Turn on data saving mode.
If you mostly use Google Duo for video calls on your Android TV, This will require good internet speed. This will lead to more data usage. So if you have subscribed to a data plan with a daily limit, How to enable data saving mode on Google Duo on your Android TV?
Step 1: Open the Duo app on your Android TV.
Step 2: Go to the three dots in the upper left corner.
Step 3: Select Settings.
Step 4: Select Call settings.
Step 5: Select data saving mode to enable it.
Make Duo calls on Android TV.
You can now connect with your loved ones or colleagues during a meeting in your office with Google Duo on the big screen of your Android TV. You can also connect your Bluetooth headphones or earphones with hic for phone calls. But if your Android TV doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi, You can read our post recommending the best tweaks for Android TV without connecting to Wi-Fi.