Skip to main content

Latest OnePlus TV teaser shows off a custom interface on top of Android TV

The OnePlus TV goes official tomorrow and there’s a lot of excitement behind it. One reason people are excited about the product is that it’s using Google’s Android TV platform, but in a teaser today, the company is showing off a custom interface for the OnePlus TV on top of the platform.

To clarify what’s going on here, OnePlus isn’t redesigning Android TV to suits its own needs. Consumer products using Google’s platform can’t change the core design of the platform like products using the operator tier can do. Rather, it seems like OnePlus is taking a note from Xiaomi with a custom interface that sits within an app on the TV.

With this custom app, OnePlus can design its experience however it would like, and from the looks of it, this interface is designed as a hub for content. We’ve seen other parts of this interface in other teasers, such as the search UI being controlled by a smartphone. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau calls this experience more “seamless and intelligent,” hinting at some personalized recommendations and smartphone integration. One of those integrations is lowering the TV volume when a phone call comes in.

This teaser also gives us one of the first looks at the design on the OnePlus TV which, unsurprisingly, is a large panel with thin bezels. As noted previously, there are 8 speakers within the TV and this teaser helps to confirm they’ll all be positioned along the back.

More on OnePlus TV:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:



Avatar for Ben Schoon Ben Schoon

Ben is a writer and video producer for 9to5Google.

Find him on Twitter @NexusBen. Send tips to or encrypted to

Ben Schoon's favorite gear