Android TV

T-Mobile Android TV set-top box appears on FCC website

T-Mobile Android TV set-top box appears on FCC website

It appears that T-Mobile is working on yet another set-top box of some variety, this one sporting Android TV. The device has appeared at the FCC alongside a few images, indicating that T-Mobile will soon introduce a new device for use with its T-Vision home television service. Though this isn't the first time we've seen a T-Mobile box appear at the FCC, it seems the company may be stepping away from its proprietary platform.

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Android 11 dev preview for Android TV comes with a dongle hint

Android 11 dev preview for Android TV comes with a dongle hint

Android has quite a number of forms but not all of those are treated equally. Android Auto almost feels like an afterthought but even Android TV sometimes has the image of being that red-headed stepchild. There is even some rumors that it will soon be replaced by a certain Google TV. Perhaps to reassure Android TV fans and users that it's still business as usual, Google is now rolling out the first Android 11 developer preview for the platform, just a few weeks after it rolled out the first beta for smartphones and tablets.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW will soon be streaming to Android TVs

NVIDIA GeForce NOW will soon be streaming to Android TVs

Game streaming news continues to flow especially during these days when the console hardware market seems to be waiting with bated breath for the next big thing. The promise of universal gaming is strong but its current implementations are not that convincing since you're limited by what devices or specific models are officially supported. NVIDIA might be preparing to expand the coverage of GeForce NOW that could give it an ironic advantage over Stadia on Google's own turf.

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TCL brings its budget 3-Series Android smart TVs to the US

TCL brings its budget 3-Series Android smart TVs to the US

In 2014, TCL launched its Roku smart TVs in the United States, something it is building upon with the arrival of its smart TVs running Android. This is the first time TCL will offer Android smart TVs in the US, giving consumers on a budget another option for an inexpensive smart TV. The lineup features TCL 3-Series models packing the Android TV platform.

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Android TV 2020 “stick” leaked: Finally, it’s just this simple

Android TV 2020 “stick” leaked: Finally, it’s just this simple

A leak today showed the next major Google product running the smart TV system Android TV. Included are a single Android TV dongle and an Android TV remote. Together, these would allow Android TV to be run on any modern TV just so long as the user had wireless internet access. It's likely this device package will launch inside the month of July, 2020.

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Google finally testing Android TV one-click subscriptions feature

Google finally testing Android TV one-click subscriptions feature

A little more than a year ago, Google revealed plans to bring one-click subscriptions to its Android TV platform. The feature has been missing in the long months since then, something that has finally changed in a small way. The company has confirmed that it is testing one-click subscriptions with "select" partners; it has also published a support document related to the feature.

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Android TV supports background audio streaming at last

Android TV supports background audio streaming at last

Android TV's latest update brings background Chromecast audio streaming to the platform. For most users, the idea that one might like to "cast" audio to one's TV wasn't much of an issue. If you were using the Spotify app for Android TV, you could've potentially sent your favorite songs to your television and listen to that song while other apps are open in the foreground - but now you can do it with all SORTS of music apps.

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Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Today plans for a next-generation Android TV device (or Google TV device, depending on future branding) was revealed in a leak. The leak suggested that the dongle would address the missing piece of Google's smart TV lineup - the tiny, easy-to-use smart TV dongle that sells in massive amounts with Amazon and Roku, the "stick". Google already has a sort of dongle device in the Google Chromecast - but it's just not the same as the Fire TV stick - and not nearly as simple to understand right out the gate.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro still available, production merely delayed

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro still available, production merely delayed

There has been a surge in purchases of entertainment consumer electronics these past months because of the prospect of being bored at home. Many of these involve the likes of smart TV and consoles like the Nintendo Switch but some have also opted to finally get their hands on NVIDIA's latest Android TV device. Much to their surprise and dismay, some outlets have listed the SHIELD TV Pro as "discontinued" but NVIDIA is quick to assure them that it isn't the case at all.

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Android TV gets new rows for COVID-19 news and free movies

Android TV gets new rows for COVID-19 news and free movies

Google announced some new features for its product today, including an update to Android TV that adds three new rows to its interface. The update is targeted specifically at users who are stuck at home in quarantine, making it easier for them to find free content to watch, to stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 news, and to browse videos tailored for the stay-home experience.

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Google Stadia 2.13 update reveals future features: Touch controls, Android TV

Google Stadia 2.13 update reveals future features: Touch controls, Android TV

The latest version of the Google cloud streaming game platform Stadia had a few bits of code that'll soon lead to greatness. In the mix were two major feature upgrades in the form of touchscreen controls and more support for Android TV. Or any support, that is to say, since at the moment there's... very little.

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NVIDIA SHIELD makes quarantine bearable in 2020

NVIDIA SHIELD makes quarantine bearable in 2020

I don't have a smart TV, but I have an NVIDIA SHIELD. This little piece of hardware was released in October of 2019 as the most compact version of the NVIDIA SHIELD device line yet produced. It's more than an alternative to products like Amazon Fire TV Stick/Cube, or Apple TV. It's a doorway to the world's best streaming content, complete with a feature that makes old content look better than it's ever looked before.

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