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How to Sideload Apps on Android TV: APK Install and ADB Sideload methods explained in easy-to-follow steps!

Android TV may not be perfect, but it's one of the better smart TV platforms on the market. It gives you access to lots of apps and games, most of which you can download from the Google Play Store. But some Android TV apps aren't available via Google Play. Fortunately, just like how you can...

NVIDIA is reportedly testing an Android TV 11 update for the SHIELD TV

In August this year, an NVIDIA staff member confirmed that the company was skipping the Android 10 update for the SHIELD TV. While at the time, the company revealed no information about a potential Android TV 11 update for the Android TV box, recent reports suggest that it's in the works. A deleted post on the...

Can’t pair your Android TV with the new Google TV remote? Here’s what you need to do

Google recently released a new remote control feature in the Google TV app. It replaces the old Android TV Remote Control app and gives users access to a native remote for their Android TVs on their phones. The feature has started rolling out to users in the US, and Google plans to bring it to...

New Xiaomi TV Stick with updated SoC, Dolby Vision, and faster Wi-Fi spotted on FCC

Xiaomi may soon be bringing a Mi TV Stick successor to the market. A new Xiaomi streaming stick recently passed through the FCC website, and it has revealed some key details about the upcoming product, including its overall design and specifications. The FCC document (via @AndroidTV_Rumor) refers to the device as Xiaomi TV Stick instead of...

The NVIDIA Shield TV is at an all-time low price on Amazon U.K.

NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV is often cited as one of the best Android TV boxes out there and for good reasons. Not only does it offer powerful hardware, but it also keeps getting better with new features and additions regularly being delivered via software updates. One of the biggest criticisms of the NVIDIA Shield TV is that...

Google TV app adds a remote control for your Android TV

Google has been working on a virtual remote control in the Google TV app for quite a while. We first spotted the feature in version 4.25 of the app back in March. While the feature wasn't live at the time, we managed to enable it manually to give us a glimpse of what to expect...

LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to Chromecast with Google TV, Walmart Onn and Dynalink Android TV boxes

Walmart’s Onn and Dynalink Android TV boxes are two of the best Android TV streaming devices available in the US. They both cost less than $50 and offer a whole range of features, including 4K HDR support and great remotes. What they both lack, however, is the latest version of Android TV. We don't know...

Have an old JioFi and Jio STB sitting around? Here’s how to unlock these devices to get more use out of them

Carrier-subsidized devices sound like a great deal on paper. If you're planning to stick with the carrier anyway, it's often a no-brainer to jump onto a new device that they offer. But one of the bigger inconveniences that power users have always faced with carrier-subsidized devices is that there is always some or the other...

These are the Best Android TVs to buy in Fall 2021: Sony A80J, Hisense U8G, and others!

The smartphone market may be dominated by just two operating systems -- Android and iOS -- but it’s not the same case with the television market. As TVs have become smart, a number of smart TV platforms have emerged. Still, Android TV, which is Google’s smart TV operating system, has managed to make a place...

These are the Best TVs you can buy in Fall 2021: Top OLED, LCD, budget, and 8K TVs

Finding the best TV for yourself means selecting one that satisfies your needs by offering a great visual and usage experience. Your budget obviously also plays a big role, but thanks to advancements in TV technology, there are lots of options on the market and affordable TVs can provide a pretty good experience. You have to...

TCL’s new smart TVs come with Google TV instead of Roku TV

TCL has launched updated models of its popular 6-series and 5-series 4K TVs. The most notable change in the new series is that all TVs come with Google TV instead of Roku OS, which is what the previous 6-series and 5-series TVs came with. TCL 6-series and 5-series 4K TVs: Specifications Specifications TCL 6-series 4K TCL 5-series 4K Display Size:...

This exploit lets you unlock the bootloader of the Google Chromecast with Google TV

The Google Chromecast with Google TV is one of the best media streaming dongles out there. The little piece of hardware not only unlocks 4K video streaming at 60fps for connected devices, but it also brings support for HDR content, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos audio. The device can even be considered a capable gaming...