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Apple TV makes Chromecast with Google TV one of an elite few

Apple TV makes Chromecast with Google TV one of an elite few

The device called "Chromecast with Google TV" is now one of an elite few devices in the world to have access to all major video subscription services. Of course, that'll only really interest you if you're subscribed to or plan on being subscribed to all the major streaming video subscription services - but still! Imagine having a single dongle dangling from the back of your TV with the ability to access all the services!

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Google TV Android app is mysteriously blocking Netflix

Google TV Android app is mysteriously blocking Netflix

As with its messaging services and, more recently, music streaming, Google's video entertainment strategy isn't exactly the most consistent. It has flip-flopped on that as well, and its latest attempt is just as confusing. Google TV, which refers to an app as well as an unrelated Android TV skin, tries to consolidate not just Google's own videos and movies but content from other sources as well. Those sources, however, have strangely lost one important member as users report Netflix's practical disappearance from the app.

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This hack gets Xbox Game Pass streaming on Chromecast

This hack gets Xbox Game Pass streaming on Chromecast

Back in September, Microsoft launched Project xCloud game streaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Project xCloud allows players to stream certain Xbox One games to their Android device, giving them a way to play console-quality games on mobile phone with no big downloads needed. It's a nice perk for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, to be sure, and apparently it works on more than just Android phones.

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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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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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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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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 released to Google Store for Android TV battle

NVIDIA SHIELD released to Google Store for Android TV battle

The online Google Store's Android TV collection expands with NVIDIA SHIELD, a device built primarily for gaming but made for full living-room entertainment with Android apps of all sorts. Working with Android TV, this device also has Chromecast functionality, allowing mobile devices to "cast" content wirelessly. This is the same device we reviewed earlier this year, calling it "the best Android TV experience yet." Have a peek at our full NVIDIA SHIELD Review to learn all there is to know about this high-powered TV-controlling machine.

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Android TV, like Google TV, still too ahead of its time

Android TV, like Google TV, still too ahead of its time

Name five devices that run on Google's Android TV operating system. If you managed to do that without hurriedly running to a Google search, you are a rare breed. Ask the average user, even someone who is a longtime Android user, and you will probably get a blank stare.

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Google drops Google TV, ports some devices to Android TV

Google drops Google TV, ports some devices to Android TV

Google TV was always kind of there, but never really any good. After suffering with clumsy, expensive set top boxes and an almost total lack of support, Google has finally taken it off life support. Google promises that existing apps and services created for Google TV will live on, as will all Google TV hardware and software, but Developer tools have been pulled. Google is even porting devices as they can, saying “a small subset of Google TV devices will be updated to Android TV.

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Android TV hands-on: Google TV reborn (and better)

Android TV hands-on: Google TV reborn (and better)

It's fair to say that Google TV wasn't exactly a triumph in the living room. Google's first attempt to dominate home entertainment turned out to be far too complicated and under-supported, and with hardware partners jumping ship, the project stalled. Now, Android TV has arrived to take a second shot at the domestic big-screen, and first impressions are surprisingly positive.

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Android TV: Google aims for living room (again)

Android TV: Google aims for living room (again)

Google is rebooting its ambitions in the living room, launching Android TV. "In some ways, the TV space is not much different to the mobile space in 2006," Google pointed out, with smart TVs all having different interfaces, different sets of apps, and no cohesive ways for developers to create one app for all platforms. Android TV aims to change all that.

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