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Xiaomi unveils a new Mi Smart Projector that beams Android TV to your wall

Xiaomi has been selling its Smart Compact Projector for a few years in the United States and other countries, complete with Android TV 9.0 and a height of only 5.9 inches. Today, the company revealed a new model, the Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro, with a slightly bulkier design and more features. The Xiaomi Mi Smart...

Hulu’s Android TV app finally allows 1080p streaming on NVIDIA SHIELD TV

Hulu has never seemed to pay much attention to Android TV devices. Hulu's Android TV app finally received an overhaul in 2019, with the same updated interface that other platforms already had, but there was still one frustrating limitation: many devices were stuck playing content at 720p. No, really. For years, Hulu subscribers have complained that...

Redmi TV X50, X55, and X65 debut in India with 4K, Dolby Vision, and Android TV 10

Xiaomi has been selling smart TVs in India since early 2018. Applying the same philosophy of good products with accessible pricing, the brand has nabbed the largest share of the Indian smart TV market. Xiaomi's spin-off brand Redmi entered the smart TV segment in 2019 with the launch of a 70-inch LED model in China....

Walmart Android TV stick appears ready for launch

According to a new listing spotted at the FCC, Walmart may be preparing to launch an Android TV stick made by Onn. The dongle appears to come with a remote and will attach directly to your TV's HDMI port, similar to the Chromecast with Google TV. Onn is a company that creates white label products for...

Google TV app preps a new remote control feature for your Android TV

The Google TV app on Android (previously Play Movies & TV) is getting a new remote control feature that will let you control your Android TV. XDA's Mishaal Rahman, has spotted the feature in the latest Google TV release (v4.25) and, while it isn't live yet, he has managed to enable it manually to get...

Google TV’s basic mode strips away apps and other smart features

The first smart TVs that launch with Google TV will offer a “Basic TV” mode, which will strip the smart features away for a more barebones experience. According to 9to5Google, the Basic TV option will appear as you set up a new TV running on Google TV. “The idea behind this version of Google TV is to...

Amazon Music comes to Google TV and all Android TV devices

Amazon Music is making its way to Google TV and all devices running Android TV. The new addition arrives shortly after Google TV added the Apple TV app, along with the service’s many original movies and TV shows. Of course, Amazon’s music streaming service is an alternative to the many other music streaming services on the...

The first Android 12 preview for Android TVs brings an all-new Google TV experience

Google just released the first Android 12 developer preview, and it gives us a good look at some of the major improvements coming in this year's big Android upgrade. It includes several changes that aim to make Android more intuitive and secure while also improving overall performance. Along with that, Google is also rolling out...

Give your Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K a taste of Google with this Android TV port

If you own an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K released in 2018 and aren’t satisfied with the out-of-the-box software experience, you can now swap the UI for the Android TV experience. For background, Amazon develops its own fork of Android called Fire OS for its Fire TV and Fire Tablet devices. Fire OS for Fire...

Xiaomi Mi QLED TV 4K 55″ Review: A premium Android TV experience at a compelling price

The smartphone market is incredibly saturated. After thriving in the smartphone business, companies traditionally branch out into other consumer product categories — smart TVs being one of them — and that's exactly the trajectory that Xiaomi has followed. In India, Xiaomi has been selling smart TVs since early 2018, and in less than three years,...

Your Android TV is getting an update to show personalized TV show and movie recommendations

Google is rolling out an update for the Android TV interface that will help you easily discover new content on the platform. The updated interface resembles the UI on the Google Chromecast with Google TV, but it features fewer tabs on the home screen. As you can see in the attached screenshot, the new Android TV...

TCL will update its 2019 & 2020 Android TVs to Android 11

If you own a 2019 or 2020 TV made by TCL, we have some good news: The company has confirmed that it is planning to update its 2019 and 2020 Android TV models to Android 11 sometime in 2021. TCL confirmed its plans to FlatpanelsHD, saying its 2019 and 2020 Android TV models in Europe will...