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Apple TV is now available on Android TV

The fact that Apple even has a video streaming service, Apple TV, is often forgotten by users outside of Apple's own ecosystem. There, it's displayed prominently, and it's available on most Apple devices. But the Cupertino-based giant has also started slowly rolling out the service on competing platforms as well. If you actually like the...

Walmart plans to sell its own absurdly-cheap Android TV streaming stick

Like many other retail stores, Walmart sells various tech products and accessories (most of which are ODM designs) under its own "Onn." brand, alongside products from more well-known brands like Apple, Google, Roku, and so on. The company sells Onn-branded cables, accessories, and even Android tablets, but now Walmart is gearing up to release its...

Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition is another bezel-less addition to Xiaomi’s popular TV lineup

Xiaomi India has just added a new model to its smart TV portfolio: the Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition. The Mi TV 4A 40 slots below the Mi TV 4A 43-inch model that launched last year while retaining the under-the-hood hardware and the overall design language. Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition specifications: Main Header 1 Mi...

Realme launches new 4K Android TVs in a market dominated by Mi TVs

Realme is a young consumer electronics brand with a fairly wide user base in Asia and Europe. Realme entered the Android TV market in May 2020 with two budget Android TVs, followed by a 55-inch SLED 4K TV in September 2020. Now, the company is launching two new 4K Android TVs in up to 50-inch...

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Android TV’s outdated remote control app is getting overhauled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...