There are lots of good TV platforms lately: the common-or-garden Roku, numerous Amazon Fire TV devices, Samsung’s Tizen-based platform, screens with Android TV built-in, the Nvidia Shield, and even the (comparatively) new Chromecast with Google TV. Because the Android Police, we clearly care a bit of extra about a few of these platforms greater than others. Given the obvious recognition of the brand new Chromecast amongst our readers, we’re curious to know what number of of you utilize an Android TV or Google TV gadget.
For apparent causes, we’re streaming more than we ever have now, however there are lots of methods to challenge these reveals and films into our eyeballs. Most of you might be most likely studying these very phrases on a telephone, and it is a handy (if small) display screen to stream from. Tablets and PCs additionally get loads of use, with the benefit of a bigger show. However for many people, the TV stays king, even when cable has gone the way in which of the dodo.
Throughout the world of Android TV, we have each the “legacy” model that goes by the identical identify and Google’s new Google TV, which debuted on the self-titled Chromecast with Google TV. There are variations and a few points of branding confusion — Google TV is a platform and an app, as the new name for Play Movies & TV, which you’ll be able to watch in your Android TV — however deep down inside, they’re each operating Android, simply with a barely completely different (and slowly converging) look. TVs with the skinned Google TV built-in are deliberate later this yr from people like Sony and TCL, however none have materialized but.
In case you’ve obtained a wise TV (or a field or dongle to make it good), is it operating Android TV?