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NVIDIA SHIELD TV update fixes the controller bug

NVIDIA SHIELD TV update fixes the controller bug

This week NVIDIA released a significant update to the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device collection. This update is called SHIELD Experience Upgrade 8.2.1 (32.8.435.31) and it's made to address "many quality of life issues reported in the field," and improves stability and compatibility with "other devices in your home entertainment center." This is not a beta update, it's a standard update for all NVIDIA SHIELD TV devices. You'll find the update appear on your main home screen immediately, if not soon.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV Experience update keeps NVIDIA’s track record

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Experience update keeps NVIDIA’s track record

NVIDIA doesn't get much attention in mobile news mostly because it doesn't have a phone or even a tablet to sell. It does have a couple of Android TV devices, and, to its credit, it may be one of the best-supported Android products next to Google's own Pixel phones. It has been more low-key on updates lately but that doesn't mean it has stopped its practice. Unfortunately, the latest update, while much needed, is missing the one piece of good news owners have been dying to hear.

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Epson adds to its EpiqVision streaming projector lineup

Epson adds to its EpiqVision streaming projector lineup

More and more people worldwide are cutting the cable and ditching satellite, and traditional cable television services to save money and have more control over their entertainment options. Epson has announced that it is adding new projectors to its EpiqVision line of projectors, including options with integrated Android TV and Yamaha custom sound. The projectors feature advanced laser-array projection technology.

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Sony brings Apple TV app to Android TV on select smart TVs

Sony brings Apple TV app to Android TV on select smart TVs

How much TV can you handle? If you ask Sony, the answer might be "as many as it can cram into a single device." Of the major Android phone makers, Sony is perhaps the only one outside of Chinese brands that actually produces smart TVs running Android's TV incarnation. That makes it almost odd, then, to hear that it is bringing Apple TV to some of these, but that might all for be the best as it could indicate a rollout of Apple's video streaming app to Android TV in general.

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New YouTube TV sign-ups offered a free Chromecast with Google TV

New YouTube TV sign-ups offered a free Chromecast with Google TV

Google did more than just announce a new Chromecast this week. It also muddled once again its narrative for one of its most confusing ecosystems next to messaging: entertainment. Both a platform on its own and a custom experience on top of Android TV, Google TV brings another name and brand to Google's already messy products and services lineup which is bound to become even more confusing soon. But as if to show that everything is really connected, Google is now offering a free Chromecast with Google TV for those signing up for a new YouTube TV account.

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Google TV won’t get Stadia until early next year

Google TV won’t get Stadia until early next year

Google Stadia won't be working on Google TV until some time in the first half of the year 2021. An announcement from the Stadia team at Google came soon after the big reveal of the first Chromecast with Google TV. This is strange, considering the fact that some Android TV devices have had Stadia support since earlier this summer.

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New Chromecast with Google TV Hands On – Assistant voice remote and 4K

New Chromecast with Google TV Hands On – Assistant voice remote and 4K

Google has a new streaming gadget hoping to get one of your TV's coveted HDMI ports, and the Chromecast with Google TV promises smarter suggestions and less "ugh, what should we watch" confusion in return. Announced during Google's big Pixel 5 event today, 2020's revamped Chromecast also adds a voice-powered remote control and a new interface built on top of Android TV.

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Google TV is the new, cleaner Android TV

Google TV is the new, cleaner Android TV

Today we're taking a peek at Google's newest iteration of their smart TV experience. This new version is called Google TV, not to be confused with the old product (also called Google TV, defunct for quite a few years now), this new Google TV system is built on Android TV, making the best of the features that work, and modifying and improving those that have not worked to Google's satisfaction.

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Chromecast with Google TV already being sold ahead of announcement

Chromecast with Google TV already being sold ahead of announcement

If you thought Sony bungled up its PlayStation 5 pre-orders, then you might find yourself face-palming over this Google mess. To be fair, overeager retailers may have been the ones that jumped the gun with the PS5 brouhaha and they may be to blame yet again for pushing the "sell" button too early. It appears that both Home Depot and Walmart have already started selling the Chromecast with Google TV, a.k.a. "Sabrina", two days before Google even has the chance to fully reveal what it is.

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Your phone has a VLC update that’s all good

Your phone has a VLC update that’s all good

Today you should update your version of VLC on your Android smartphone and Android TV as soon as possible, for the best reasons possible. There is no security concern, there's no "must have" feature to assure yourself something's unbroken - instead, this update is for added features. So often we report on updates to software due to breaks in the lines to personal privacy and security that it's nice, today, to let you know: VLC is only better!

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Nest Audio, Chromecast with Google TV leaks leave little to imagine

Nest Audio, Chromecast with Google TV leaks leave little to imagine

Google has scheduled an event at the end of the month but, by the time it rolls around, everyone may already know everything it has to say. From the Pixel 5 to the pillow-like new Nest speaker, Google's hardware line up has been leaking left and right. While there's still room for some of the finer details, these pair of leaks for a new Nest product and a new Chromecast pretty much confirm at least how Google's upcoming smart home devices will look on shelves or on your drawer.

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Android TV Android 11 update to bring speed, gamepad improvements

Android TV Android 11 update to bring speed, gamepad improvements

Even compared to Android Auto, Android's TV incarnation hasn't exactly been getting much attention, especially from Google itself. The past months, however, have been particularly interesting, especially with rumors around Google's first Android TV dongle. As if heralding the arrival of that "Sabrina" device, Google has now announced the Android 11 update for Android TV, promising to bring a handful of improvements that will hopefully prepare the platform for the future.

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