Tag: Android TV

Sony's New 8K Android TVs Are Perfect For The PlayStation 5

Sony has unveiled its new lineup of TVs for 2019. Among the selection is the Master Series Z9G, 8K Android TVs that could be just the thing for the upcoming PlayStation 5.

Gadgets April 23, 2019

YouTube Returns To Amazon Fire TV, Prime Video Comes To Chromecast As Amazon, Google End War

Google and Amazon have seemingly halted their years-long feud. As a result, expect YouTube on Fire TV soon, and Prime Video access on Google Chromecast and Android TV.

Apps/Software April 22, 2019

Google Is Forcing Ads On Android TV Owners: Here’s How To Disable Them

Google’s latest pilot program for Android TV shows ads without warning, users report. Some have figured out a workaround to get rid of the pesky ads.

Google April 6, 2019

Twitter Ends Support For Android TV, Roku, and Xbox Apps

Twitter announced that it would discontinue its TV-based apps for Android TV, Roku, and Xbox. Reports say it had something to do with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation standards.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

Google's Next Android TV Dongle Revealed By The FCC: 4K Support, Assistant Voice Control, And More

The FCC revealed a new Android TV device that was recently filed for approval. The dongle is reportedly capable of 4K streaming with voice control via Google Assistant and is expected to be officially revealed next month during Google I/O

Google April 12, 2018

Your Sony Smart TV Now Has Google Assistant: What Can You Do With It?

Sony 4K TVs released in 2017, in addition to some models from last year, now received a software update that brings Google Assistant functionalities. Bark voice commands to stream films and series, watch YouTube videos and even dim the lights.

Apps/Software November 9, 2017

No, Nvidia Isn't Going To Forget About Your Original Shield Android TV

If you are concerned about support for your old Shield TV with the impending launch of its latest iteration, Nvidia has committed that it will not abandon the device. It will even get the latest software update immediately after the new Shield TV's release.

Gadgets January 9, 2017

Nvidia Unwraps The New Shield Android TV At CES 2017: 4K HDR Video Support And Google Assistant Inside

While Nvidia's new Shield Android TV box sports the same look and is still outfitted with the Tegra X1 technology we have seen in the previous version, it is now 40 percent smaller. It will also ship with a redesigned controller and a host of other features.

Televisions January 5, 2017

Best TV Streaming Devices Of 2016: Roku And Chromecast Options, Amazon Fire TV, Nvidia Shield TV And More

TV streaming devices have started to become more ubiquitous, affordable and versatile. If you're looking to enhance your living room experience this holiday season, here are the best TV streaming devices of 2016.

Gadgets December 25, 2016

Google Home Expands Ecosystem With Sony Speakers, Android TV Sets

Sony has announced that its Chromecast-enabled speakers and Android TVs will now support Google Home commands, expanding the smart speaker’s ecosystem. The features are rolling out via a firmware update for eligible devices.

Gadgets December 20, 2016

Refreshed Nvidia Shield Android TV Rumored To Be Unveiled At CES 2017

Nvidia is rumored to showcase a refreshed Shield Android TV this January at CES 2017, and it's just the thing that fans of the set-top box have been waiting for.

Gadgets December 8, 2016

Cord-Cutters, Rejoice! Sony Expands PlayStation Vue Streaming Service To Apple TV

The PlayStation Vue app is now ready to stream on Apple TV, and Sony has outlined how easy the process works. The app already supports both Roku and Android TV platforms.

Apps/Software November 17, 2016

PlayStation Vue Hits Android TV: Next Up, PC And Mac Web Support With Unique Features

Sony has extended PlayStation Vue availabiliy to Android TV, but it's not stopping here. Mac and PC support will be next in line with some unique features.

Internet October 28, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Box Officially Lands On US Shores: Android TV, 4K Support For $69

Xiaomi Mi Box is now available at Xiaomi's U.S. website as well as in Walmart stores for $69. Aside from the attractive price, it features top-of-the-line specs and will come with special perks worth $76.

Smart Home October 4, 2016

Xiaomi's Mi Box Apparently Already Hit The Shelves At Walmart With A $69 Price Tag

Xiaomi's Mi Android TV Box is reportedly available in Walmart now. There is currently no official confirmation but a photo and video of the actual device displayed in the retail store, including its pricing, have already surfaced online.

Smart Home September 27, 2016

Nexus Player Officially Dead: Here Are Some Android TV Alternatives

Google has officially killed off the Nexus Player, but have no fear as the Android TV platform is far from dying. Here are some viable alternatives that can deliver a media-packed experience to viewers everywhere.

Gadgets May 27, 2016

Google Discontinues Android TV Set-Top Box Nexus Player: Good Night, Sweet Prince

Google is killing off the Asus-manufactured Nexus Player, the company's first Android TV device. It's now pulled from the Google Store and major third-party retailers.

Gadgets May 25, 2016

Xiaomi Mi Box With Quad-Core Chip, Android TV 6.0, 4K Video At 60 FPS Is Heading Stateside: Will It Bump Off Apple TV?

Xiaomi has unveiled the new Mi Box, an Android TV-powered device that will be launched in the United States. The Mi Box will pack a quad-core ARM Processor, a Mali 450 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.

Gadgets May 20, 2016

Starz App Heading To Android TV: You Can Now Watch Your Favorite Shows On The Big Google Screen

Starz announced that its most recent app has arrived on select Android TVs. Now, subscribers can stream their favorite shows through the big Google screen.

Apps/Software May 18, 2016

Xiaomi Coming At Google I/O 2016: Xiaomi Android TV In Tow?

Xiaomi will take the stage at Google’s I/O 2016 event, and the company already touted new releases. All hints lead to a very entertaining direction, with the gadget posing as a rival to Nvidia’s Shield Android TV.

Gadgets May 18, 2016

Frenemies Reloaded: Google Launches Android TV Remote App For Apple's iOS

Google released its Android TV remote app for iOS, its main mobile OS rival. The app is now live in the iTunes App Store, allowing users to control the TV through their non-Android devices.

Apps/Software April 28, 2016

You Can Now Preorder Sony's New Line Of 4K HDR UHD TVs Powered By Android (They Don't Come Cheap)

Sony announced that its new line up of 4K HDR UHD TVs are available for pre-sale and will hit the shelves in March this year. The TVs are powered by Android TV.

Gadgets February 18, 2016

Android TV Finally Supports Twitch: Watch Live, Pre-Recorded Streams And More

Twitch has finally arrived on Android TV, which will allows users to watch live and pre-recorded games. Twitch has also updated the Android mobile app, which brings enhanced chat functions.

Apps/Software December 7, 2015

Nvidia Shield TV Console Adds Social Gaming Treats With Twitch

Nvidia prepared an early present for gamers this year, with improved features for its SHIELD console. The company added Twitch support for its Android TV-compatible console, so you can now stream your gameplay or watch others’ gaming livestreams.

Video Games December 6, 2015

LG Smart TVs Soon To Have Google Play Movies And TV

LG Smart TVs will soon come equipped with Google Play Movies and TV. Through Google Play Movies and TV, users will gain access to lots of different movies and TV shows, which include new releases, timeless classics, independent films and much more.

Gadgets November 18, 2015

NVIDIA Offers Free Remote With Shield Android TV

NVIDIA now offers a remote as a free item that customers can get whenever they purchase its Shield Android TV. Customers can take advantage of the offer for a limited time period.

Gadgets November 17, 2015

Android TV Adds More Apps: HBO Now, Showtime, Disney, CBS All Access And More

Google has added a number of new apps to its Android TV platform, including HBO Now, CBS All Access, Showtime, Epix and others. At the same time, the Android TV family also welcomes new members such as Hisense, TCL and other TV makers.

Apps/Software October 2, 2015

Google Nexus Player Is Now Half The Price At $50 At Best Buy

The American multinational company made a shocking price slash on its Nexus Player. From an original tag of $100, the entertainment device now sells for $50.

Gadgets September 25, 2015

Sony Expands 4K TV Lineup With HDR Support, Teams Up With Amazon To Bring More Content

Sony is bringing HDR to a greater range of 4K Ultra HD TVs and has partnered with Amazon to provide HDR content. Both companies are giving away free titles to buyers of HDR-compatible TV models.

FUTURE TECH September 17, 2015

Apple TV vs Roku 3 vs Android TV: How Do These Top Streaming TV Devices Match Up?

In the battle of streaming TV devices, which one rises above the rest?

Internet September 15, 2015

Microsoft And Amazon Join Disney Movies Anywhere Cloud Service

Disney has teamed up with Microsoft and Amazon to bring Disney Movies Anywhere to Amazon Video and Microsoft Movies & TV, also throwing in a free copy of 'Monsters Inc.' when linking accounts. Roku and Android TV will also join the party on Sept. 15.

Deals September 8, 2015

Philips Outs AmbiLux 4K TV That Attempts To Make Viewing Experience More Immersive (Or Not)

Following the success when it debuted the Ambilight, Philips came out with the Ambilux, a smart TV that promises a more immersive viewing experience.

Reviews September 6, 2015

Sony Announces Pricing For X900C And X910C 4K Ultra HD TV

If you’re on the market for a 4K TV, Sony just started accepting preorders for the high end of its new line of Bravia 4K TVs.

Gadgets June 22, 2015

Nexus Player Now Just $69.99 On Amazon

Entry-level set-top box Nexus Player now available at Amazon for $69.99.

Gadgets June 5, 2015

Android TV Update Adds More Than 600 Apps, Curated App Collections

Users can now browse and download more than 600 apps from the Play Store via Android TV.

Apps/Software June 4, 2015

Android TV Back On The Map With HBO Go, Twitch, WWE, FX Now, And Other Apps

Android TV makes a run for dominance in smart TV platforms by introducing a new set of apps that significantly increase viewing choices.

Apps/Software June 1, 2015

NVIDIA Shield Android TV Review Round-Up

The NVIDIA Shield Android TV is the latest gaming and entertainment device from the graphic card company. We've seen what it can do, but what are reviewers saying?

Movies/TV Shows May 31, 2015

Nvidia Shield Android TV 16 GB Model ($199) And 500 GB Model ($299) Now Available: Time For Some 4K Streaming!

Nvidia has officially launched Nvidia Shield and Nvidia Shield Pro on the market.

Gadgets May 29, 2015

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Available For Nvidia Devices Starting July 1

NVIDIA has announced that come July 1, the popular FPS title "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel" will be available for users of the NVIDIA SHIELD devices.

Video Games May 29, 2015

You Can Now Buy Nexus Player For $80 And It Comes With Free Shipping

Here’s what you can get from Google’s Android TV set-top box.

Gadgets May 27, 2015

Sling TV Swings To Nexus Player And Other Android TV Devices

Sling TV has released its Android TV app, which can be used for Google's Nexus Player. The Internet TV service is available on more platforms compared to any of its competitors.

Apps/Software May 22, 2015

RIP Google TV: Android TV Now Takes the Spotlight

Google confirmed that it is ending its support for the Google TV platform now that Android TV, its successor, is launched. While the existing Google TV devices and apps will continue working, most of them will not be Android supportive.

Gadgets January 7, 2015

CES 2015: What Will Sony Release? Here are Some Predictions

Sony is set to be busy at CES 2015, having released a teaser trailer for its appearance at the show. The trailer doesn't, however, name any specifics, so there could be a number of different devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2014

Google Screening Android TV Apps Prior to Play Store Arrival

Google is planning on screening apps before they become available to Android TV. The decision highlights the control the search company wants to have over the platform as it aims to market it as a gaming device.

Gadgets November 17, 2014

Google mulls melding Chrome, Android and opening up Android Wear, TV, Auto

Reports indicate Google may begin letting manufacturers add their own flavor to Android Wear, TV and Auto in the same way manufacturers do now with the Android smartphone operating system. Google may also begin merging its Chrome OS and the Android OS in the near future.

Apps/Software October 17, 2014

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