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NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV is getting an update that adds new controller and peripheral support

NVIDIA is rolling out a minor software update to its line of SHIELD TV products. With SHIELD Experience 8.2.3 rolling out today, you won't be getting an OS update (as in, the OS is still Android 9 Pie with Android TV), but you are getting a newer security patch level and support for new accessories. The...

Google TV can now be emulated for app development

The Chromecast with Google TV was released last year, becoming the first device to run the updated Google TV software experience. While still based on Android TV, Google TV's interface tweaks and custom launcher are different enough that some app developers might want to test their work on it. Thankfully, Google is now rolling out...

Android TV’s outdated remote control app is getting overhauled

We knew Google has been quietly preparing to introduce a new remote remote control experience for Android phones, and the company officially shared what that will look like when it becomes available later this year.. The feature arrives alongside a flurry of news at Google I/O 2021, including Android 12’s new Material You design. Google said...

Walmart is about to sell you an extremely cheap Android TV box

Walmart is gearing up to sell a self-branded set-top box called Walmart Onn that will come equipped with Android TV. The device, which is on the retailer’s website but isn’t yet available, is said to stream in 4K and will reportedly be available for around $30. The Walmart Onn is a puck-sized box that connects to...

Google is scaring TiVo away from Android TV

TiVo started as a DVR box for over-the-air television, but the brand is now used for various TV products under its current owner, Xperi. The TiVo Stream 4K was released last year as a $50 Android TV player, though most excitement around the product faded once the Chromecast with Google TV arrived later that year....

Google I/O 2021 schedule goes live: Here’s what to look out for

Earlier this month, Google announced when its highly-anticipated developer conference will take place. Google I/O 2021 kicks off on May 18th and lasts through May 20th, and it'll be a virtual event that's free for anyone to attend. Today, Google published the full schedule for the event, giving us an overview of what sessions will...

Sony Bravia TVs are getting Android TV’s new Discover tab

Back in February, Google announced a UI update to the Android TV platform that brings a new "Discover" tab. This tab will show personalized TV show and movie recommendations and sits between the "Home" and "Apps" tabs. Owners of Android TV-powered Sony Bravia TVs have discovered this week that the new interface update has rolled...

Your next Android TV set-top box could double as a Google Assistant smart speaker

From smart speakers to soundbars to routers, you'll find Google Assistant on loads of different devices these days. Similarly, you'll find Google's Android TV OS preinstalled on several types of devices, from projectors to set-top boxes to TVs. In the future, you may be able to pick up a set-top box that runs Android TV...

Sony Bravia X75 4K television series powered by Android TV launched in India

After announcing its smallest and most affordable television in India powered by Google’s Android TV platform, Sony has now introduced the Bravia X75 series. Featuring a 43-inch and 50-inch model, the new Bravia X75 offers 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) support. Both the 43-inch and 50-inch models feature Sony’s X1 4K processor...

Sony launches its first 32-inch Bravia TV in India powered by Android TV

Sony has announced a new smart TV in India powered by Google’s Android TV platform. The Sony Bravia 32W830 is the smallest Android TV with support for Google Assistant offered by Sony. But at the same time, it is also one of the most expensive 32-inch smart televisions on the market, priced at ₹31,900. The...

Kernel sources released for OnePlus 9 series, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite series, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi MIX FOLD, and Google ADT-3/2

Whether you like OnePlus as a brand or not, one cannot deny that the smartphones offered by the Chinese OEM are some of the easiest-to-mod devices currently available on the market. The devices are really popular on our forums since they’re relatively easy to bootloader-unlock and root, and with readily available kernel sources, they’re also...

Sony Bravia X80J and Bravia XR A90J are the first TVs with Google TV that you can buy right away

With the launch of the new Chromecast last year, Google introduced a special version of Android TV called Google TV. Google had stressed that it is a custom UX solution that would focus on content discovery and content aggregation that is built on top of Android TV, kind of like an alternative to PatchWall and...