Google has released a new update to its Chromecast product that will allow people to stream content using their own glasses, even when the glasses are turned off.
In a blog post, the company says that users can now use the Chromecast to “play back live TV” using their Android smartphone or tablet as a remote control, without needing to remove the glasses from their eyes.
The update is only available to Google devices running Android 5.0 and above, but can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for $1.99.
As well as the streaming functionality, the update lets users “pause and resume live TV,” and allow them to switch between “classic” and “newer” content.
Google says that the feature is available “in the US and Europe,” and that the update is currently in beta.
The company says the update will arrive in the US by the end of April.
Google also published a list of “special features” that users may expect in the coming update, and the company added that “many more” are coming in the future.
The update also lets users choose whether to “enable the new Google Lens”, and whether to disable the old Chromecast.
Google said that it was also looking into ways to make the Google Home speaker more like a virtual assistant, and “to offer a more personal and personalised experience” for users.
Earlier this year, Google also rolled out a new Google Home device that was aimed at people who have trouble communicating with other people via Skype.
Google said in a blogpost last month that it has now added more than 100,000 users to its Voice service, with more than 8 million “customers” signing up for the service.
AppleInsider also reports that Google will introduce an updated version of its Face ID system next month, which will allow users to recognise their face by using their “eyes and lips as a fingerprint sensor”.