Google’s Entertainment Space could bring a second life to that ageing Android tablet

May 9, 2021

A hub to discover games, movies and other content.

The sad reality with owning a device is that it won’t last for a long time – you’d be lucky if that Android tablet you’re using can last more than 3 years thanks to the increasing system requirements of new operating systems. But Google is offering a new way to breathe life to older Android tablets.

Entertainment Space is a ‘one-stop, personalized home for all your favourite movies, shows, videos, games and books.’ Similar to Google TV, it curates content from the services you have a subscription to and offers them in an easy to browse interface for you to enjoy. There are three main tabs for movies/TV, games, and books where each tab highlights the best recommendation for you depending on how you’ve personalised it.

The best part is that for some content like games, there will be an instant play option that will let you play the game without the need to leave the app or install it. Additionally, you can also preview books and read a few pages before you purchase them.

It’s definitely a welcome feature for users looking to find a way to revive their old tablets. While some just now use it for media consumption, Entertainment Space can help find content easier for them. 

The catch though that is that it might be a while before the feature rolls out. At the moment, Google says that Entertainment Space will first make its way to Walmart-branded Onn tablets from the US. After that, certain models from Lenovo and Sharp will get support later this year. Fingers crossed that we don’t have to wait that long so you can find a reason to take that old Android tablet out of the drawer.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.