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Dave Burke at Google IO

Google's 'Live Channels for Android TV' app will do live channels for TV ... just like Google said it would

What's new is that that Google's got a dedicated app in Google Play Peep at Google's own app listings in the Google Play Store today and you'll find a new entry — Live Channels for Android TV. Don't get too excited just yet — you can't install it on any current devices, and chances are it's...
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The Nexus Player works with external storage and USB ethernet

An update to our Nexus Player review ... Here's a quick update to our Nexus Player review, as we've continued to explore what the little Android TV puck can do. As a reminder, there are three ports on device. HDMI for getting audio and video into a TV (either directly or through a receiver;...
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Google to prevent OEMs from customizing the UI on Android Wear, Auto and TV

Google is actively preventing OEM partners from adding customized elements to Android Wear, Auto and TV, according to a report over on Ars Technica. It's no secret that Android as a mobile platform is fragmented when it comes to personalized OEM user experiences. There's a lot left up to...

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Dave Burke at Google IO

Google's 'Live Channels for Android TV' app will do live channels for TV ... just like Google said it would

What's new is that that Google's got a dedicated app in Google Play Peep at Google's own app listings in the Google Play Store today and you'll find a new entry — Live Channels for Android TV. Don't get too excited just yet — you can't install it on any current devices, and chances are it's...
Google Search for Android TV

Google launches its search app for Android TV with voice support

Owners of smart televisions with Android TV can now download a version of Google's Search app made especially for the operating system. The app allows users to search for content using their voice, among other features. Let's have a look at the feature list for app: The fastest, easiest way...
Nexus Player and USB OTG

The Nexus Player works with external storage and USB ethernet

An update to our Nexus Player review ... Here's a quick update to our Nexus Player review, as we've continued to explore what the little Android TV puck can do. As a reminder, there are three ports on device. HDMI for getting audio and video into a TV (either directly or through a receiver;...
NBA GameTime

Watch all the pro basketball you can handle with the NBA GameTime app for Android TV

Sports fans who also own an Android TV product such as the new Nexus Player will be able to watch as much pro basketball as they can stand, thanks to the newly-launched NBA GameTime app. With the current NBA season just getting started, Android TV owners will be able to watch a ton of content...
Nexus Player review

Nexus Player review

Android TV arrives with an impressive but imperfect first effort The living room has been a tough nut to crack — for any company, not just Google. Cable companies generally don't want outsiders playing in their sandbox. That and the underpowered and seemingly unfocused endeavor that was the first...
Nexus Player

Nexus Player's Android 5.0 factory image now available

And we now have our second factory image in the Android 5.0 generation. The Nexus Player (which, yes, can have its bootloader unlocked) now has a factory image available from Google. It's Build LRX21M, same as what we're running on our Nexus Player. Proprietary binaries also are available for the...
Gameloft brings 10 games to Nexus Player for launch day

Gameloft brings 10 games to Nexus Player for launch day

Gameloft announced today that it has worked closely with Google to bring ten of its games to the Nexus player, successfully shoring up the device's launch day gaming catalog. If you are lucky enough to snatch up one of the streaming devices, you should be able to peruse the publisher's offerings...
Developers can now publish Android TV apps on Google Play store

Developers can now publish Android TV apps on Google Play store

Google announced that developers can now publish apps created for Android TV on the Play store. Additionally, Google also published some guidelines for developing apps for Android TV, which can be found on the Android Developer portal. If you've got a great app or game, Android TV and...
Nexus Player

The Nexus Player video walkthrough!

How to set up and use your new Nexus Player! Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the Google Nexus Player. It's one of the first devices to run the Android TV flavor of Android 5.0 Lollipop. It's a smallish puck of a streaming and gaming device. And in the few days we've been using it, it's...
Table Top Racing now fully compatible with Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop

Table Top Racing now fully compatible with Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop

Combat racing game Table Top Racing has launched full support for Android TV and Android 5.0 Lollipop devices. It's also been updated for the latest Nexus devices, including the Nexus Player. The combat racing game now supports play at 1080p resolution at a full 60 frames per second. Players...

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