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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...

YouTube Music for Android TV adds uploaded music playback support, a new player UI, and more

With the release of the new Google Chromecast, Google is now doubling down on their Android TV experience, which they have renamed to Google TV on this device and other devices launching in the future. Despite the rebranding, all your favorite Android TV apps will continue working on the new Chromecast with Google TV, but...

The new Google TV interface will replace Android TV’s UI in the future

At the Made by Google 2020 event yesterday, Google unveiled the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, the new Nest Audio, and the new Google Chromecast. The new Chromecast comes with Google TV as one of its highlighting feature. Google TV is not just a simple rebrand to Android TV though, but its not...

Google Chromecast with Google TV is a cheap streaming TV stick for $50

Chromecast is inarguably one of Google's most successful hardware ventures. The dongles have gained immense popularity over the years, thanks to their affordable price tags and ease of use. To keep up with the times, Google has revamped the Chromecast dongles quite a few times since they were initially unveiled. Today, the company has unveiled...

Google Nest Audio and Chromecast with Google TV retail leaks reveal even more details before next week’s launch

Google recently started sending out media invites for its upcoming Pixel 5 launch event. In the invite, the company revealed that it would showcase the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 at the event, along with a new Chromecast device and a smart speaker. While the company is yet to unveil any details about...

Google Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio smart speaker leak again before launch

In the not too distant future, Google will reportedly launch a Chromecast with Google TV and a Nest Audio smart speaker. We’ve seen evidence of both devices on more than one occasion over the last several weeks, and both devices have again been leaked courtesy of WinFuture. First up, WinFuture has obtained some clean product images...

Google Home 2.28 corroborates that Android TV will be branded as Google TV on the new Chromecast

Google started rolling out version 2.28 of the Google Home app today. New strings within the APK strongly suggest that Android TV will be rebranded as Google TV, at least on Google's upcoming Chromecast dongle. The new strings, which are embedded below, reference "Google TV" in the description and "atv" (Android TV) in the titles. We...