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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...

“Android TV Remote” is an unofficial remote app for your Android TV

Losing your remote control is never fun, especially when all you want to do is sit back on your couch and enjoy your favorite show. Thankfully for Android TV users, Google offers a fallback option in the form of a virtual remote that you can find in the Google Home app. While it’s a handy...

FLauncher is a new Android TV app launcher built with Flutter

Even though Android TV (and Google TV) is based on Android, it's only intended to be used with applications and games built with TVs in mind. That's why smartphone-only apps don't appear in the Android TV Play Store, and when you sideload apps without a TV interface, they don't appear in the regular Android TV...

It’s now easier to find and install Android TV and Wear OS apps with new Play Store filters

Google recently allowed users to directly install apps from the Play Store onto their Android TV via their smartphone. This was a convenient and welcome move for everyone who has an Android TV and installs apps on it frequently. Navigating through various menus and typing long app names on a TV can be annoying. The...

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...

Xiaomi TV Stick 4K is official with Android TV 11 and AV1 support

Xiaomi has sold affordable Android TV devices for a few years now, from the Mi Box series to the cheaper Mi TV Stick. Back in September, an updated version of the TV Stick was spotted at the FCC, and now it has been made official. Following Xiaomi's announcement from August that its future products wouldn't...

Freebox Remote is an unofficial remote control app for your Android TV

The Google Home app recently gained a built-in remote that lets you control your Android TV or Google TV device. However the virtual remote lacks several important features including volume and mute controls so it’s not a perfect replacement for the physical remote that comes with your Android TV device. If you’re looking for a...

These are the Best Media Streaming devices to buy in 2021

Whether you want to make your "dumb TV" smart or are looking for an alternative to your television's underwhelming smart TV platform, media streaming devices are helpful. They plug into your TV's HDMI port and bring access to tons of apps, games, and other features. However, not all streaming devices are made equal, so you...