Android TVEditor: Alex Dobie Last updated 1 week ago
Android TV is a new variant of Google's mobile OS aimed at TVs, game consoles and set top boxes. The successor to the ill-fated Google TV, Android TV brings a new, streamlined user interface to TVs and set top boxes, designed to put content front and center. It's based upon the as yet unnamed Android L platform and will be with us at some point in 2014.
With Android TV you'll be able to watch content from a variety of providers such as Google Play, Netflix and YouTube as well as playing a host of Android games. Google's voice search will help you get to what you want with ease and with Google Cast built in all the apps that support Chromecast will be able to interact with Android TV. With a developer SDK being made available the platform will open up to both app and game developers to create exciting new apps for the biggest screen you own.
Sony has committed to putting Android TV on its complete 2014 TV lineup, with Sharp and TPVision committing to their 2015 TV lineup carrying the software. Android TV, and the first hardware to go with it, were announced at Google I/O 2014