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Google TV profiles could end your messed-up recommendations

Google TV profiles could end your messed-up recommendations

Google TV is adding user profiles and easier control via a new virtual remote, in an attempt to better streamline the living room. The profiles feature will allow multiple people to set up their own accounts on a Google TV-powered set top box, streamer, or TV, complete with their own Google Account.

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Realme 4K Google TV Stick details emerge ahead of launch

Realme 4K Google TV Stick details emerge ahead of launch

Xiaomi has long dabbled in products outside of its core mobile business, and it seems that its competitors are also trying to break into new markets. Realme is the one that is perhaps trying to leave its mark in as many markets as it could, from tablets to laptops and, soon, to TVs. Unlike OnePlus, it isn't making its own TV, though, and instead will be launching an HDMI stick running Google TV next week.

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Android gets a slew of updates spanning Photos, Assistant, and Gboard

Android gets a slew of updates spanning Photos, Assistant, and Gboard

Today, Google announced a wide array of updates for Android that covers several different apps and services. From accessibility and Assistant to Photos and even something for Google TV, these new updates not only add new features but, in some cases, they're bringing functionality that was at one point exclusive to Pixel over to other Android smartphones.

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Google TV might have ad-supported free channels soon

Google TV might have ad-supported free channels soon

Google TV, pretty much the "Pixel" experience on top of Android TV on select hardware, already has access to tons of video content from a variety of streaming sources. The majority of those sources like Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max require upfront subscriptions, though they do offer free trials for a month or so. There is a growing trend, however, where smart TV platforms have started offering a free selection of "live" TV content, and it seems that Google is close to doing the same for its Chromecast and other Google TV devices as early as Fall this year.

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TCL X9 gives Google TV an 85-inch mini-LED 8K flagship to boast about

TCL X9 gives Google TV an 85-inch mini-LED 8K flagship to boast about

TCL may have several ranges of unexpectedly affordable TVs, but that doesn't mean there's no space in the line-up for a flagship. That's just what the TCL X9 85" OD Zero mini-LED 8K TV promises to be, a new Google TV set that's the first in TCL's XL Collection to use its third-gen mini-LED backlighting system.

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TCL Full HD USB Camera turns TV into video chat machine

TCL Full HD USB Camera turns TV into video chat machine

The folks at TCL have a new sort of camera that's made specifically for TCL TVs. TCL makes Google TV and Android TV television sets that are relatively low in cost and simple in functionality. With the TCL Full HD USB Camera, the company wants users to upgrade their TV set with the ability to make video calls with relative ease.

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New TCL smart TV sets released with Google TV (as Android TV heads out)

New TCL smart TV sets released with Google TV (as Android TV heads out)

TCL revealed a line of Google TV devices this week to add to their already-significant collection of smart TV units with Roku or Android TV. They've revealed both pricing and availability for their first Google TV smart TV units across both "premium and award-winning 5- and 6-Series" lines. There are TCL 5-Series models with Google TV out on "presale" now, including 50, 55, 65, and 75-inch models. TCL 6-Series models with Google TV were put on presale today in 55 and 65-inch models, with a 75-inch model coming soon.

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Google TV for Android gets more Chromecast-style features

Google TV for Android gets more Chromecast-style features

Google TV for Android is getting a new look, with improvements to the UI along with the recommendation system. The update - which is rolling out in the US this week - adds new 16:9 widescreen movie and show posters, along with Rotten Tomatoes scores.

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Android TV and Google TV autoplaying ads are irking users

Android TV and Google TV autoplaying ads are irking users

Ads have unfortunately become an inescapable part of digital life, but, thankfully, there has been some pushback on the aggressive and invasive nature of ads. Given the nature of its business, it's no surprise that Google has become the poster child for often questionable advertising strategies. That came under the spotlight again this week when Google not only put video ads on the home screens of its Android TV and Google TV platforms but also made those ads automatically play with audio and no way to turn them off.

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Chromecast with Google TV owners see Stadia Controller code in email

Chromecast with Google TV owners see Stadia Controller code in email

Chromecast with Google TV is one of a set of devices that can now use Google Stadia for cloud gaming. Today is the day that Google TV device gain access to Google Stadia, the company's cloud gaming app and subscription service. To make gaining access to and using Google Stadia as simple a process as possible for Google TV users, Google sent out emails to Chromecast with Google TV users with a price cut on the official Google Stadia Controller.

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Stadia gets sporty as game streaming expands to Android TV

Stadia gets sporty as game streaming expands to Android TV

There has been several new computer hardware announced lately, some of them geared towards gaming. Of course, one doesn't always need the most powerful and most expensive hardware, especially with the budding game streaming market now available to many gamers. Of course, each comes with its limitations, especially in the titles available and compatible devices. This week, Stadia is expanding both lists with some sports-centric titles as it paves the way for its Android TV debut.

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Google Fiber TV upgrade brings Google Wifi and Chromecast with Google TV

Google Fiber TV upgrade brings Google Wifi and Chromecast with Google TV

It has been almost a decade since Google launched its Fiber TV service and far longer since it debuted its Google Fiber Internet. Just as it has been shedding old services, features, and devices for the latter, Google is now moving to "upgrade" its Fiber TV experience. That upgrade, however, won't come without some disruption, but, as always, Google is pushing it as something good. In exchange for the old Fiber TV box and expensive fee, you'll get a free Google Wifi, a free Chromecast with Google TV, and the choice to pay for services on your own.

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