Tag Archive for TV

Android TV Launcher

Android TV redesigned for Android O

Android TV is to be given a new look when Android O, the next version of the operating system, is introduced. The new user interface has been designed to make content easier to find.

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Google Assistant on Android TV

Google Assistant to roll out for Android TV

As the CES 2017 trade show progresses and tech companies deliver big announcements, Google has shared its own piece of major news. The company has declared that Google Assistant, the virtual assistant that was launched with the Pixel smartphones, will be made available for Android TV.

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Samsung smart TVs could offer full video casting

In the process of updating one of its mobile apps, Samsung appears to have accidentally leaked the fact that it has been working on a service similar to Chromecast built-in (the new name for Google Cast). The new service appears to be a significant improvement on Samsung’s existing offering, going head-to-head with Google’s more established alternative.

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Samsung Tizen smart TVs 2015

Why Samsung will be using Tizen instead of Android on all of its 2015 smart TVs

Samsung’s short-term strategy for Tizen is becoming clearer. The company has announced that the platform will be used to power all of its smart TVs released during 2015.

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Android TV Launcher

Android TV Launcher released on Google Play

There was an intriguing development today in Google’s battle for big-screen viewers as Android TV Launcher was made available for download. The launcher is the visual interface that is used to serve up movies, TV shows and video games on Android TV devices.

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Nexus Player

Nexus Player European release and pricing

Google is set to release its first device powered by Android TV – a platform that has been built to offer both a smart TV and gaming experience. Nexus Player has been developed as part of a collaboration with ASUS and will feature music, games, TV shows, movies and other video content.

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The future of Sky Go

Sky is in the process of preparing for some major changes to its business model, according to reports. The satellite TV company is concerned about the threat posed by internet-based services from American companies like Google, Apple, Amazon and Netflix.

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BT Sport app adds Chromecast support

The BT Sport app has been updated to include support for Chromecast, less than three weeks after Google’s digital media player launched in the UK. As a result, it is possible to play content from both the Android and iOS apps on any TV with a HDMI port.

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[Updated] Chromecast apps available in the UK

The following article was updated on 24th March 2014 following a statement from BT Sport about Chromecast support.

Having made its debut in the United States last year, Chromecast is now available in the UK. At launch, the number of services that support Google’s digital media player is somewhat limited, although there are a number of exciting developments in the pipeline.

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Philips unveils Android TVs with Google Play access

Philips has become the first major television brand to get behind Android in a big way. In 2014, the company will release a range of TVs that will be in-part powered by Google’s operating system and also offer extensive access to the Play Store.

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