Android TV

Where to pre-order Sony’s razor-thin 4KHD Android TV sets ahead of July launch

Jun 22nd - Sony has confirmed that their Android TV units are going on sale starting next month, and you can pre-order them as soon as today.

Deal: Nexus Player is just $64 at Amazon

Jun 22nd - Amazon has a pretty nice deal on the Nexus Player right now. You can grab it for just $64 and change, which is a long way from its usual price tag of $100.

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV on sale now for $199

May 28th - A couple of months ago NVIDIA announced the Shield Android TV, a device to transform Android into a full fledge gaming console. You can buy the NVIDIA Sheild Android TV today for $199.

You can now download Amazon Instant Video for your Nexus Player (and other Android TV devices)

May 13th - Sony was crafty enough to secure themselves an exclusive to Amazon's Instant Video app for their Android TV products, but why should Bravia owners have all the fun? If you have yourself a Nexus Player or the original Android TV device -- ADT-1 -- you'll be happy to know that it's now possible to download and install the APK on your device.

Sony’s upcoming 4K Ultra HDTVs powered by Android TV available for pre-order, launching this May

Apr 20th - We got a look at one of Sony's upcoming 4K Ultra HDTVs powered by Android TV back during CES, but now they're officially available for pre-order. 4 of the 6 new TVs will launch this May at retailers across the country.

Download: Android 5.1 factory image for the Nexus Player

Mar 20th - We talk a lot about Android 5.1 for phones and tablets, but what about Google's first Android TV product? Looks like the Nexus Player is finally set to get it as the company has posted the factory image over at their website.

The Netflix for Games: NVIDIA Shield Android TV coming in May for $199

Mar 4th - NVIDIA has just taken the wraps off an exciting product that hopes to transform the NVIDIA Shield from a mobile gaming device into the centerpiece of your living room entertainment with the NVIDIA Shield Android TV.

Sharp’s Android TVs are looking just as sweet as anyone’s, and here’s our first look at them

Jan 8th - Sony might be the biggest manufacturer making Smart TVs with Android TV, but they aren't the only ones. Sharp also threw its hat into the bag, and the company brought their wares to CES for all to check out. We stopped by their bright booth to get a look at the units in person.

Razer’s Forge Android TV gaming console could be the coolest thing in your living room [VIDEO]

Jan 7th - There are bound to be a plethora of options for adding Android TV to your current home entertainment setup through the advent of set-top boxes. If you haven't already decided to get in bed with the Nexus Player, Razer's Forge TV is something you'll want to consider.

Google puts the final nail in Google TV’s coffin

Jan 6th - Earlier today Google finally announced the inevitable: most Google TV devices will not be updated again. Google TV is officially dead. Long live Android TV.

Sony commits to Android TV for their smart TV needs

Jan 5th - Didn't we tell you it wasn't all bad news for Android TV earlier? After LG and Samsung made the decision to go with their own respective platforms for smart TV, Sony announced during their CES 2015 press conference that their Smart Bravia TV lineup will proudly use Android TV.

Samsung won’t be making an Android TV in 2015

Jan 5th - As they always seem to do, Samsung kicked off their 2015 CES press conference with televisions. Televisions galore. Bigger, higher density displays. Bright colors. Curved glass. It's your typical one-up year-over-year. But Samsung made a big statement at the show regarding Android TV -- that is, they won't be using it in their smart TVs.

The easiest way to sideload apps on the Nexus Player

Nov 26th - The apps and games that have been approved for Android TV work great on the platform, but few too many developers have made the effort to prepare their wares for the living room experience. Open up the possibilities on the Nexus Player with sideloaded apps. Here’s how to do it.

7 things I love (and hate) and about the Nexus Player

Nov 24th - If you read our Nexus Player review, you already know how we feel about the new media streaming device from Google. With a little more time to stew on things, our opinions have only solidified. Here are 7 things we loved (and hated) about Google’s appealing-but-flawed Android TV flagship.

On using USB devices with the Nexus Player

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.