Understand how Android TV services use your data

Some Android TV services use your data to help Android TV run.

How Android TV Launcher handles your data

The Android TV Launcher starts all activities on Android TV devices that run Android 7 and earlier.

Google collects certain information to provide the Android TV Launcher service. Some of this functionality uses Google Play services. For example, the Android TV Launcher may collect:

  • Approximate location, device or other IDs, app interactions and other actions are collected for app functionality, analytics, advertising or marketing, and personalisation purposes.
  • Crash logs and diagnostics are collected for analytics purposes.

Data is encrypted in transit.

To learn more about data access, go to the Privacy Help Centre.

How Android TV Home handles your data

Android TV Home starts all activities on Android TV devices that run Android 8 and newer.

Google collects certain information to provide the Android TV Home services. Some of this functionality uses Google Play services. For example, the Android TV Home service may collect:

  • Approximate location, user IDs, device or other IDs, app interactions and other actions are collected for app functionality, analytics, advertising or marketing, and personalisation purposes.
  • Crash logs and diagnostics are collected for analytics purposes.
  • User feedback data will be used for analytics purposes.

Data is encrypted in transit.

You can request deletion of collected data from My Account. To learn more about data access, go to the Privacy Help Centre.

How Android TV core services handle your data

Android TV core services provide important system functions on Android TV devices, like notifications.

Google collects certain information to provide the Android TV core services. Some of this functionality uses Google Play services. For example, Android TV core services may collect:

  • Approximate location, device or other IDs, app interactions and other actions are collected for app functionality, analytics, advertising or marketing, and personalisation purposes.
  • Crash logs and diagnostics are collected for analytics purposes.
  • User feedback data will be used for analytics purposes.

Data is encrypted in transit.

To learn more about data access, go to the Privacy Help Centre.

How Android TV Remote service handles your data

Android TV Remote service handles audio interactions when using a physical remote control, and lets you use your Android phone or tablet as a remote for your Android TV.

Google collects certain information to provide the Android TV Remote service. Some of this functionality uses Google Play services. For example, Android TV Remote service may collect:

  • App interactions, other actions, crash logs, diagnostics and device IDs for app functionality and analytics purposes.

Data is encrypted in transit.

Learn how to access and delete your data.

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