Android TV Stories April 11, 2016

While Google’s latest approach to smart TVs involves Google Cast, Android TV is still around with new partners and models announced at CES earlier in the year. Now, RCA has revealed details and pricing for its new line of 4K Android TV sets that will be available in June.

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Android TV Stories November 19, 2015

Today we’re getting into the ultimate set top box battle: 4K edition. At the moment, there are 3 major set top boxes that have the ability to stream 4K video, but which one packs the most bang for your buck. Since 4K content is rather limited at the moment, it’s a good idea to invest in something that caters to the eco-system you’re invested in, while providing enough of everything else until 4K really hits the main stream.

So today, we’re taking a look at three top contenders in this space. We have the Roku 4, Amazon Fire TV, and the NVIDIA Shield. Each lives in its own space, but offer very different experiences for different types of people. But enough talking about it, let’s get down to business….

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Android TV Stories November 4, 2015

expiredYou can now get last year’s Nexus Player for just $38 shipped (Reg. $100)

The Nexus Player is perhaps a great Chromecast alternative if nothing else, and now it looks like you can grab one for about the same price as the recently-announced 2nd generation Chromecast. Groupon is currently offering the device for just $39.99 — down to $37.99 with coupon code VISA5 —  which is a steal for the set top box and the lowest price we’ve seen for a new unit.

We reviewed the Nexus Player last year, and had mostly positive things to say. That said, it’s clear that the Android TV platform is losing out to the Chromecast, which is less capable in terms of features but available for just $35 outright and has been much better advertised by Google. It doesn’t help that the Nvidia Shield is leaps and bounds better than Google’s offering.

You might want to act quick, because these Groupon deals tend to go fast.

Android TV Stories April 20, 2015

A few days after VIZIO announced its new line of 4K televisions, Sony is delving into the details of its latest UHDTV products. Although price points make it clear that the latter is not attempting to compete with the former.

Sony has a number of features that standout amongst the sea of recently released 4K televisions, most notably an ultra-thin design that puts one of Apple’s flagship products to shame… expand full story

Android TV Stories April 14, 2015

Big upgrades are coming to LG’s line of Music Flow speakers. Today, the South Korean-based manufacturer has released details on new wireless speakers and soundbars that expand its previously announced offerings while bringing new software compatibility with Google Cast and other services.

Seven new speakers will be available from LG with the expanded capability of Google’s services. Each new model fits a different need for consumers with wireless and portable speakers as well as soundbars in this round of releases. expand full story

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