Nov 20th - In our full review of the Nexus Player, we neglected to put its Micro USB port through its proper paces. Acting on the tips of a few readers, we decided to delve deeper and see if the USB connection was strictly an option roped off for developers. Turns out it’s not…well sort of, anyway.
Nov 19th - Google is taking another stab at entering your living room with the introduction of Android TV and its flagship device, the Nexus Player. The new platform promises a simplified, content-driven approach to home entertainment, but will a lack of options ultimately doom the Nexus Player’s chances to get a foothold in the market?
Nov 17th - In a move that goes completely against what Google has ever done with Android, Google's developer policy for Android TV spells out Google's intentions to screen every app that is submitted before they allow it into Google Play.
Nov 13th - The Nexus Player is a simple machine — so simple you might have finished setting it up and found yourself asking, “What’s next?” While getting up and going with the set-top box’s Android TV interface is easy, we’ve compiled a list of some of the platform’s less obvious features.
Nov 13th - Google outdid themselves with their latest easter egg, building a Flappy Bird clone right into the source code of Android 5.0 Lollipop. How could they possibly do any better than an Android and Lollipop-themed Flappy Bird clone on your tablet or smartphone? Take it to the living room, of course.
Nov 11th - The Nexus Player is here, and it wants to be more than a streaming box for Netflix and your Google Play downloads. Google has put some serious time into making the Player’s Android TV operating system a viable option when it comes to gaming, even if you didn’t spend the extra $40 up front to purchase an optional gamepad.
Nov 3rd - Good news for fans of the big screen: you can now publish apps to be used on Android TV right in the familiar confines of the Play Store. Google has published a guide that will help developers get their apps or games into the living room.
Oct 15th - Alongside announcements for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 this morning was a revelation of a new device we hadn't heard of. It's called the Nexus Player, and it's the first consumer-ready Android TV set-top box available with Google's latest big screen platform.
Oct 2nd - If you jump into your Play Store app today, you might notice a small change to the Categories section (located under Apps > Categories tab). What was once the “Chromecast” category has now quietly been renamed to simply “Google Cast.” With Android TV gearing up for a launch soon, it makes perfect sense too. The […]
Jun 30th - Google has largely allowed OEMs to take Android and do with it what they will for smartphones and tablets, but things could be changing in a big way for the rest of the devices now officially supported by Android.
Jun 27th - The truth is, even though Google I/O 2014 has come and gone, the best is yet to come. And that’s what’s truly exciting. Before we talk about the future, let’s revisit and reflect on not only the events, but the experiences over the past few days.
Jun 26th - Say goodbye to Google TV and hello to the wonder you see us groping in the video inside. This is an unboxing and first look of the Android TV.
Jun 25th - Google announced tons of great new developments at their developers' conference today. You'll probably want to signup to learn more about everything you're interested in.
Jun 25th - Ever since the announcement of Google TV at I/O 2010, Google’s aim with their Android-based smart television platform was fuzzy at best. Today things become a bit clearer with the introduction of Android TV.
May 30th - Today, we have a few more details on Android TV which will (unsurprisingly) make its debut at this year's Google I/O. How does Google plan on differentiating Android TV from Chromecast? One word: gaming.