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Google will kill Play Movies and TV app on Roku and several smart TVs

Google is sunsetting the Google Play Movies and TV app on several platforms. The move comes after Google renamed the Google Play Movies and TV app on Android to Google TV last year. In an email sent out to users (via The Verge), Google has announced the Google Play Movies and TV app will no longer...

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...

Google adds Kid Profile support to the Chromecast with Google TV

Google said it plans to add support for Kid Profiles to the Chromecast with Google TV following an outcry from users. When the Chromecast with Google TV launched, the experience introduced a more polished UI that emphasized personalized recommendations. Essentially, it shows you content based on what you’ve watched and the genres you like. Overall, it's...

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...

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...

Google reportedly requires new Android TV devices support AV1 video decoding

With there being many different hardware companies making smartphones, tablets, televisions, PCs, and silicon; software companies making apps and operating systems; and media giants making streaming services, it's important for key industry players to agree to support certain video coding formats to ensure the best user experience, minimize network use, and support a wide variety...

TCL’s 2021 TV lineup to include Google TV and more 8K models

The first official day of CES is almost over, and we've already seen numerous new processors, laptops, smartphones, and TVs. TCL Electronics was at the show once again, taking the wraps off of its new TCL 20 series and NXTPAPER tablet. At the show, the company also unveiled details about its new TV lineup. The...

Chromecast with Google TV will soon get an Apple TV app

Apple TV+ is still building up its catalog of original programs, so it’s not quite on the level of HBO Max or Netflix. But if you’ve been curious about checking out The Morning Show or Greyhound, you’ll soon be able to do so through the Chromecast with Google TV. Google on Wednesday announced the Apple TV...

The Google Chromecast with Google TV is your Gateway to Live TV Streaming

Before September 30, a 4K-enabled Chromecast would set you back a minimum of $69, and you were limited by having to use your phone as your remote, jumping around in your launcher to the app you needed to watch the show you wanted. On the day the Google Chromecast with Google TV was announced, I...