Google’s Upcoming Android TV Dongle Leaked
If you want to wirelessly stream content from your phone or computer to your TV, there are several ways you can go about it. One of those ways would be to use Google’s Chromecast, a HDMI dongle that lets you wirelessly cast content from your mobile device or computer to your television set.
OnePlus TV To Run On An ‘Optimized’ Version Of Android TV
These days, more of our TVs are getting “smarter”. However, the problem is that everyone seems to want to use their own proprietary software, which each TV makers has included their own software. This has resulted in a bit of fragmentation where some TV software is better and more feature-rich than others.
Android TV Devices Get Hulu With Live TV Next Month
Hulu has confirmed that it’s adding Android TV to the list of supported platforms for its Hulu with Live TV bundle. This means that those who own Android TV-powered devices will be able to access the streaming service’s TV plan through the app. The plan bundles Hulu’s content library with live programming from more than 60 channels.
YouTube Will Finally Return To Amazon Fire TV Devices
The long-running standoff between Google and Amazon has finally ended as both companies announced a compromise this morning. As part of the compromise, YouTube will once again be available on Amazon’s Fire TV devices whereas the Amazon Prime Video app will receive Chromecast support and will also be more widely available on Android TV>
Recent Sony TVs Are Receiving Android TV 8.0
There’s a major Android TV update rolling out today for recent Sony smart TVs. The company may have a good track record with rolling out updates for its smartphones but it doesn’t show quite the same haste for its smart TVs. So even though Android 9 Pie is now being rolled out, Sony has just got around to releasing Android Oreo for its TVs.
Philips Unveils A $350 4K Android TV With Google Assistant
When you think of smart TVs with a 4K resolution, you might be concerned that it could be expensive. To a certain extent that is true of certain brands and models, but if you have a relatively small budget, then you might be interested to learn that Philips has actually launched a pretty affordable smart TV.
Sony’s Android TVs Will Soon Support AirPlay 2 And HomeKit
#CES2019 – Despite not physically being at CES 2019, Apple seems to have a pretty big presence at the event. This is because several major TV manufacturers have recently announced support for some of Apple’s platforms and services, such as Samsung who announced that their smart TVs would support iTunes Movies and TV Shows and AirPlay 2.
Google Boasts Android TV Has Tens Of Millions Of Users
Google’s Android operating system has found massive success in the mobile industry, which is why it wasn’t surprising that Google had attempted to bring its Android platform and branding to other areas, such as wearables (known as Android Wear before it was rebranded to Wear OS), cars (Android Auto), and even smart TVs with Android TV.
Amazon Music Finally Coming To Android TV
Amazon and Google haven’t always played nicely with each other. We have seen them remove each other’s products from their stores and have developed their own rivals to their competitor’s products. However, with Android TV gradually raising its profile in the home entertainment segment, Amazon now wants its foot in the door. So it has decided to develop an official Amazon Music app for Android TV.
AT&T Shipping DirecTV Android TV Box To Testers
AT&T is getting into the Android TV-powered box game as well through DirecTV. The company has reportedly started shipping test units of the DirecTV Android TV box with a reskinned launcher. That’s a major reason why the user interface appears to be quite different than what we’re used to seeing on Android TV boxes.
JBL Link Bar Delayed, Might Only Ship In 2019
Earlier this year JBL unveiled the Link Bar. This is a soundbar that also doubles as an Android TV and also comes with Google Assistant, meaning that it is essentially an all-in-one system that will not only enhance the sound from your existing TV, but gives it smart TV features, and also has a digital assistant that you can control with your voice.
JBL Link Bar Now Available For Pre-Order, Priced At $400
Several months ago during Google I/O, JBL unveiled a new soundbar in the form of the JBL Link Bar. Now soundbars are pretty good solutions for those who want a set of speakers that won’t take up too much space, at least compared to regular home theater systems, which is what the JBL Link Bar offered and then some.
Xiaomi Mi Box Android Oreo Update Rolling Out
Xiaomi has now started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its set-top box. The company had actually released the update for the Mi Box early last month but at that time it was only seeded to a select few devices. Xiaomi is now rolling out the Mi Box Android Oreo update to all users across the globe.
Google And JBL Reveal A Hybrid Soundbar With Android TV
Google today revealed that it has teamed up with JBL to develop a new hybrid soundbar that’s going to double as an Android TV-powered set-top box as well. It’s called the JBL Link Bar and it’s going to be an audio hub for the living room. Not only will it be the kind of soundbar that one would expect get from a company like JBL, it will also run Android […]
Google Phases Out Legacy Recommendations On Android TV
Google is a company with many products and services under its umbrella, with some products being focused on more than others. An example would be Android, in which unsurprisingly Google is giving it a lot of attention given how we are so reliant on our mobile phones these days, and also how Android is the most dominant smartphone OS.
Pandora's New Android TV App Promises Music Heaven
Merely a few days after launching its overhauled app for Comcast Xfinity X1, Pandora today announced the launch of a new Android TV app. It promises that Android TV users will be in music heaven when they use this app to experience music from Pandora like never before. The app will give users access to Pandora Premium, the service’s on-demand music streaming tier that offers personalized and intuitive listening.
Tidal Releases Official Apple TV And Android TV Apps
Tidal, the Jay-Z backed music streaming service that reportedly has six months of cash left, today released official apps for Apple TV and Android TV. Its subscribers will now be able to access the hi-fidelity music streaming service via the biggest screen in their home. The apps will enable subscribers to access the entire music library as well as Tidal’s collection of video content.
Google Assistant Out Now For Sony's Android TVs
Google’s artificial intelligence-powered digital assistant is now rolling out to Sony’s Android TV models. A new software update has been released for the TVs today which brings Google Assistant. The update has been released for all of Sony’s 4K HDR sets that are powered by Android TV. Google Assistant is now available on all of Sony’s 2017 models and select 2016 models as well.
YouTube For Android TV Gets Major Redesign
Google hasn’t been quick to update the official YouTube app for Android TV. It has actually been over a year since a proper update was launched for this app. Google has finally followed through with one. The update is significant in that it brings a major design refresh for the official YouTube app for Android TV.
Sony PlayStation Video App For Android TV Released
Sony’s PlayStation Video app is a great resource if you want to watch movies and TV shows that you have already purchased through the PlayStation Store. Android TV feels like a natural home for this app as it will enable users to view that content on the biggest screen in their home. Sony has figured that out as well which is why the company has released the PlayStation Video app […]