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Android TV’s “expanded” picture-in-picture mode is here with Android 13 Beta 2

During the excitement of a new Android 13 beta release, it's quite easy to forget that phones (and tablets) aren't the only things getting upgraded. While the initial Android 13 beta for Android TV was a bit underwhelming, the latest version includes something that users have been wanting for quite a while -- a revamped...

You’ll soon be able to cast content from different services directly in Google TV

Soon, the Google TV app on your phone will be able to cast content directly to your Android TV without the need for third-party apps. This should be a major step in streamlining the viewing experience at home, since you can easily find the content you want to watch in one place and then start...

The first beta of Android 13 for Google TV and Android TV is here

Thanks to developer previews and beta releases, we already know quite a lot about Android 13. However, most of the changes we have documented so far have been about smartphones and tablets. Info about what the next version of Andriod brings for TVs and streaming devices has remained few and far between. But that changes...

Android TV 13 to bring an “expanded” picture-in-picture mode

Picture-in-picture mode is one of the most useful features of Android. It was first introduced on Android TV devices with Android 7.0 Nougat and was expanded to smartphones and tablets with Android 8.0 Oreo. Picture-in-picture, also known as PiP, is a multi-window mode that allows users to play videos in a small, floating window. And...

Sony rolls out VRR firmware update for its 2021 Bravia XR TV lineup

When Sony launched its 2021 Bravia XR TV lineup in January last year, the company said that it would roll out variable refresh rate (VRR) support to the TVs via a post-launch firmware update. Over a year after making that announcement, Sony has now finally started rolling out VRR support to the TVs. According to HDTVTest's...

NVIDIA Shield TV update patches Plex media server issues and other bugs

Last month, NVIDIA officially released Shield Experience 9.0.0 to all of its TV devices -- including the original 2015 model. This update bumped the Android TV version to 11 and added support for the next generation of GeForce NOW cloud gaming in 4K HDR. However, just like most major software updates, it introduced several bugs that...

Google Home for iOS gets Android TV remote with latest update

Google rolled out a new virtual remote feature to the Google TV app back in September last year. The feature made its way over to the Google Home app for Android in November, giving users who don't use the Google TV app access to a virtual remote for their Android TV and Google TV devices....

Nvidia officially releases Android TV 11 for Shield TV

Nvidia is probably best known for its graphics cards, but the company has also sold set-top boxes powered by Android TV under the 'Shield' name since 2015. Even though Nvidia has refreshed the hardware a few times since then (and made a separate stick model), all Shield TV devices are still supported by software updates....

Video Streaming Platform Nebula is now available on Android TV

Nebula is a video streaming platform similar to YouTube that was started by a YouTuber to help creators be less reliant on YouTube's unpredictable algorithms. Gosh, that's a lot of YouTube in one sentence! Nebula essentially allows creators to post videos on its platform that may not be fit for posting on YouTube or videos...

Google is extending Fast Pair to Android TVs, Chromebooks, and Matter devices

At its annual I/O developer conference last year, Google announced a bunch of upcoming features. While some of the features that Google announced during the event have already rolled out to users, the company is yet to extend Fast Pair support to more device types. However, during the ongoing CES 2022 trade show, Google has...

XGIMI Aura is a new high-end smart projector with Android TV

Even though TVs might be the defining product category of nearly every CES show, projectors are receiving plenty of attention this year too. Samsung revealed a smart projector with a unique adjustable design yesterday, dubbed 'The Freestyle,' and now XGIMI has announced (and released) a super-powered smart projector running Android TV. XGIMI has already released several...

Anker shows off its new 100W GaN charger, AIO webcam, and Android TV projector at CES

CES is a notable event for the tech industry, where companies get to show off their latest products and technologies. This year's event is no different, as we've witnessed the reveal of some exciting products. Some of the noteworthy highlights of CES 2022 come from Anker. The company has shared details about its upcoming devices...