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Leanback Launcher is an Android TV Launcher for the Amazon Fire TV

Amazon competes with Google on a number of fronts, from smart speakers to streaming boxes. (It even had its own smartphone once upon a time.) But the operating system at the heart of Amazon's Fire tablets and Fire TV set-top boxes is Fire OS, which is based on Android. It even supports a lot of Android's core...

Kodi 18 Alpha Adds Google Assistant Integration to Android TV

Anyone with a large local collection of digital TV shows and movies has likely heard of Kodi before. It's the successor to XBMC (Xbox Media Center), a mod for Microsoft's Xbox that transformed the game console into a veritable media player, and it's grown into its own. Kodi has gained a ton of functionality and...

Google Will Phase Out Android TV’s Legacy Recommendations

Similar to how other Google services evolve over time, we're seeing the same thing happen to Android TV as well. The company recently changed up how the user interface of Android TV looks and with that came some changes to how 3rd-party applications interact with the home screen as well. Recommendations from those applications which...

Amazon Prime Video is Now Available on Android TV

It's no secret that Amazon and Google have declared the equivalent of digital thermonuclear war on each other. They've been competing in every imaginable field as of late: In personal AI (Google's Assistant vs. Amazon's Alexa), in smart speakers (Google's Home vs. Amazon's Echo) and in streaming devices (Google's Chromecast vs. Amazon's Fire TV). It's...

How to Legally Install Unsupported Android TV or NVIDIA Shield Games on any Android Device

If the launch of the gaming-oriented Razer Phone tells us anything, it's that there are companies out there ready to take Android as a gaming platform seriously. But even if you spring for a high-end Android device like the aforementioned Razer Phone, the OnePlus 5T or the Pixel 2 XL, you're not likely to find more...

Arris Brings Android TV to 3 New UHD HDR Set-Top Boxes

We don't generally read too much new information about Android TV these days. The operating system is being embedded in a number of new smart TVs all the time though, it's just that there hasn't been much innovation made in the field. This may change soon with three new products and a new professional service...

Android Oreo Disables Notification Sounds on Android TV

Notifications in general are rather new concept to society at large and many people feel they're having a negative impact on our lifestyle as well as our health. The whole point of a notification is to alert you to a change or new information about an application or game you have installed. However, some developers...

The Show Must Go On – Custom ROM Available for the LeTV X3 Series (LeEco)

Android TV is a mixed bag, for lack of a better term. Some people like it, while others just flat out hate it. What is more, there is not that much custom ROM development for this particular version of Android, which makes the developer community shy away from it. LeEco, which has been on the...

Android TV’s YouTube App Gets a Refreshed UI with Latest Update

Android TV will be receiving a massive refresh to its user interface later this year when Android O is released, and while we still have some time to wait for the overall platform to get a fresh coat of paint, Google finally updated the YouTube app for the big-screen version of Android after more than...

Playing with Fire Mod Brings Android TV Apps and UI to Amazon Fire TV

The Amazon Fire TV is a really solid streaming box if you want something that'll stream 4K content, have access to a strong selection of apps, offer some decent games to play, and look fairly sleek on your TV stand. Dig a bit deeper into the Fire TV though, and you can do some pretty...

The LHG Releases the First Build of AOSP TV for the 96Boards HiKey Platform

When we think of AOSP, many believe it's one single code base that can be universally installed on a number of different platforms. While AOSP can be used on a number of different form factors, developers need to use certain components that are made for the device type it will be used on. For example, if you're...

Marclay Displays Landscape Videos Behind Your Notifications on Android TV

Android Experiments is Google's way of highlighting applications that have interesting and unique features. We've seen projects like a VR-style camera using just the hardware in your smartphone, a project to lock people out of their phones so you can enjoy a family meal in peace, and even a tic-tac-toe game that used a 3x3x3 cube...