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.
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, 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’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.
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’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 […]
Google has made some interesting announcements today at the I/O 2017 developers conference. The company has confirmed that Google Assistant for Android TV is going to be released later this year. It’s no surprise that Google is expanding its AI-powered assistant to more platforms, it was only a matter of time before it did that.
NVIDIA announced its new Android-powered set-top box at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas last month. It started shipping the regular version which has 16GB of storage by mid-January. Those who wanted the Pro version of the set-top box had to wait and they will be happy to find out that their wait ends today. The new NVIDIA Shield Pro is now available for purchase from several retailers.
When you talk with friends, everytime you want to bring up a topic you don’t have to go “Hey <name>” because that would be weird, right? This is why sometimes using voice assistant platforms like Google Assistant or Siri might be weird because you’ll always have to keep prompting it to activate it.
The internet search giant announced Google Assistant several months ago, the AI assistant has been designed to help users get things done easily across different contexts, places, and situations. Google has confirmed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas that Google Assistant for Android TV is coming soon. The AI assistant will soon enable users to bark voice commands at their Android TV smart TVs and set-top boxes.
Google Home is a pretty handy device especially if you’re already used to what the “OK Google” function can do for you. The good news is that if you own Chromecast-connected devices or an Android TV by Sony, you’ll be pleased to learn that Sony has announced an upcoming firmware update that will let you control those devices through Google Home and Google Assistant.
Earlier this month there was a rumor that NVIDIA could have a new SHIELD Android TV planned for next year. Now thanks to the folks at Android Police, they have managed to get their hands on images of the alleged device that gives us a pretty good idea of what we might be able to expect.
YouTube rival Vimeo today announced the launch of its new applications for Apple TV, Android TV, and Samsung smart TVs. This is Vimeo’s first HTML5-based TV app on the Tizen OS that powers Samsung’s smart TVs. Vimeo says that the new apps introduce a complete rebuild of its TV experience and that they have been customized for watching and discovering content on these platforms.
If a new rumor is to be believed, NVIDIA is going to launch a new Shield Android TV box at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 next month. It has been a while since this product was released so it’s due for a refresh. Details are slim at this point in time but the company is now expected to unveil the new NVIDIA Shield Android TV box at CES 2017 in […]