Category: Android TV

Google isn’t giving up on Android TV

Google may not have won the living room yet, but it isn’t ready to call time on Android TV. As the Google Assistant continues its spread through smart speakers and, more recently, smart displays, it’s the biggest screen that the search giant has set its sights on. Now, fresh research shows just how important the TV is – and where connected TVs could leverage Google’s strengths in the smart home.

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Hulu is quietly dropping support for some Android TV devices

For reasons that aren’t clear at this time, Hulu has been quietly dropping support for some Android TV devices over recent months. The most recent support change impacts the Channel Master Stream+ DVR and the AirTV OTA DVR from Sling TV; the company confirmed that it has dropped support for these devices, but hasn’t offered an explanation for the change at this time.

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OnePlus TV will also integrate with Amazon Alexa skills

OnePlus is launching its own smart TV, that much is already an established fact. What isn’t yet completely known is what form it will take, both in terms of hardware and software. The company has talked a lot about how the OnePlus TV practically takes Android TV to the next level, focusing on its very close relationship with Google. What it hasn’t been really talking about is how close it also is…

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OnePlus TV remote looks very, very familiar

Some manufacturers and designers are only now trying to aim for minimalist designs but Apple has long been touting minimalism for ages. So much so that almost every attempt at adopting such design would inevitably be compared to Apple. Sometimes that is warranted, sometimes it’s quite a stretch. Whether by design or by accident, the OnePlus TV’s newly revealed remote will suffer the same fate…

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OnePlus TV to use Android TV for a Fast & Smooth experience

It’s really no secret by now that OnePlus has decided to go with Android TV for its first smart TV product. CEO Pete Lau has confirmed as much in unofficial interviews and statements. Now, however, the company that Never Settles is not only making it official that the OnePlus TV will indeed be based on Android TV. Lau is also giving fans and curious onlookers the rationale behind using what may…

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OnePlus TV specs and Android TV ambition revealed

It was definitely surprising, if not puzzling, that OnePlus would jump onto the smart TV segment. Especially when even its own fans think the company has still much work to do, without messing up its image with questionable marketing stunts. At the same time, it might also be the perfect opportunity for OnePlus to prove it isn’t a one-trick pony, especially at a time when the smartphone market is…

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV will have two successors

After NVIDIA bowed out of the mobile rat race, it didn’t completely step out of the Android market. In fact, by removing smartphones and tablets from its attention, it was able to pour all its focus on the NVIDIA SHIELD, an Android TV device that just keeps on giving nearly five years later. That said, the device is showing its age and there have been signs of a new NVIDIA SHIELD but, apparently,…

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Hulu Live TV lands on Android TV next month

Hulu’s Live TV service has been available for a little over two years now, and in that time, it’s managed to spread to a variety of different platform. These days, you can watch Hulu Live TV on such devices as the Nintendo Switch, Chromecast, and even Amazon’s Echo Show, but despite that long list, there’s been one platform that’s been left out in the cold thus far: Android TV.

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AirTV Mini mixes Android TV, Sling TV, OTA channels in one device

The folks at AirTV are dead set on creating a television experience where everyone can have every single piece of programming available in the world, all at once. To do this, they’ve created the device “AirTV Mini”, a device that connects to your television’s HDMI port and connect with your OTA antenna and AirTV Wi-Fi-enabled network tuner.

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Amazon Prime Video finally casts to Chromecast and Android TV, YouTube now on Fire TV

At long last, and hopefully forever, Google and Amazon’s video-centric product and services battle seems to be at an end. Amazon Prime Video is now able to utilize casting with Chromecast and Android TV. So supposing you’ve got the Android Prime Video app, and a subscription to Amazon Prime, and an Android TV and/or Chromecast device, you’ll now be able to tap one and watch a show on the other.

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