Android TV

Google has finally started to roll out its Google Assistant to its Android TV platform, where it is going to compete against Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri on respective platforms. The Google Assistant will first be available on NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV console, next on Sony’s Bravia TVs and then on other hardware running Android TV. Google launched its Assistant for smartphones about a year ago and since then expanded its reach to hundreds of millions of smartphones as well as its Google Home smart appliance. In both cases, Google tried to tailor the Assistant experienace for usage model of the appropriate devices: smartphones have relatively screens, whereas Home only has a speaker and a microphone (it can use TV as a display, but this is...

NVIDIA Releases Android 7.0 Update for 2015 SHIELD TV, Adds Amazon Video App

Earlier this month when NVIDIA announced the 2017 version of the SHIELD TV, the company also announced that the updated, Android 7.0-based OS that was at the heart of...

16 by Ryan Smith on 1/28/2017

NVIDIA Launches SHIELD TV: Smart Home Functionality, More 4K HDR Streaming Services

NVIDIA at CES launched its updated SHIELD set-top-box (STB), with an expanded feature-set as well as smaller and lighter form-factor. The upcoming NVIDIA SHIELD TV is based on the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2017

Xiaomi Mi Box Now Available in U.S.: Android TV 6.0 with 4Kp60 Output for $69

Xiaomi has officially started to sell its Google Android TV 6.0-based set-top-boxes in the U.S. The Xiaomi Mi Box STB boasts with a rather powerful SoC, an HDMI 2.0a...

74 by Anton Shilov on 10/7/2016

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console Adds Support for Vudu, HDR and 4Kp60 Content

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV set-top-box continues to be the most advanced device featuring Google’s TV platform even a year after it was introduced into the market. The credit...

39 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2016

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW - GRID Cloud Gaming Service Goes the Subscription Way

NVIDIA's GRID game streaming service was launched back in 2013 as a beta project. Over the last couple of years, they have added a number of features that bring...

44 by Ganesh T S on 9/30/2015

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV OTA Update Improves HTPC Credentials

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV was launched back in May with the intent to dominate the over-the-top set-top-box (OTT STB) landscape. Premium features such as full HDMI 2.0a support...

22 by Ganesh T S on 9/30/2015

Razer Announces Micro-Console Running Android TV

Today, Razer is one of the first OEMs to announce an Android TV solution. It seems that this will compete with systems such as the Amazon Fire TV and...

8 by Joshua Ho on 6/25/2014

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