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Google's new Nearby Connections API means Second Screen fun with Android TV

Google wants Android TV to be your hub, and your smartphone/tablet to be the controller. We're no strangers to Second Screen apps here, especially as they apply to video games. The big thing that pushed Second Screen apps forward in the current generation of apps has been the application of a...
Razer Forge TV

The Razer Forge is probably the Android TV box you'll want to buy

Android TV and PC games streamed to your living room Right at the beginning of CES 2015 Razer, known primarily for its PC gaming products, launched its first Android TV device. The Forge TV is headed our way in Q1 for $99 on its own or $149 as part of a bundle with a game controller. We stopped...
Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player: Welcome to the next era of Android

Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player: Welcome to the next era of Android

With a new phone, tablet and living room play — to say nothing of new hardware — Android ushers in its next generation And with that we've just had a whole bunch of Android awesomeness dumped upon us. Android 5.0 Lollipop is officially official. New nickname, a pretty major bump in version...

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NVIDIA Shield Android TV console hands-on

NVIDIA Shield Android TV console hands-on

At GDC 2015 NVIDIA took their wraps off another Shield product, only this one is built for TV. The Shield console will fully leverage Grid, a service whereby NVIDIA will host games on their servers and beam them to your home for playing. The real MVP of the show is NVIDIA's new Tegra X1...
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NVIDIA Shield Android TV console specs

Boasting a 256-core Maxwell GPU, the NVIDIA Shield offers console-level visuals in a $199 package. NVIDIA Shield is the manufacturer's first foray into the world of Android TV, with the set-top box touting gaming capabilities as one of its main highlights. Here's what you get with the console...
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NVIDIA Shield is the world's first 4K Android TV console

At Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the chip vendor's latest hardware effort, the Shield, which is the world's first 4K Android TV that also doubles up as a game console.The Shield comes with an H.265 decoder that can handle 4K at 60Hz with 10-bit...
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Google's new Nearby Connections API means Second Screen fun with Android TV

Google wants Android TV to be your hub, and your smartphone/tablet to be the controller. We're no strangers to Second Screen apps here, especially as they apply to video games. The big thing that pushed Second Screen apps forward in the current generation of apps has been the application of a...
Google's Nexus Player to be available in Japan at the end of February

Google's Nexus Player to be available in Japan by the end of February

It looks like the Nexus Player is beginning its exploration of the wide, wide world. Google announced today that the Android TV device will be coming to Japan at the end of February for 12,800 yen (about $108). Google revealed the expansion in a blog post today, noting that this is the first...
Qbert Rebooted

Old-school (and new-school) Q*bert is on the Nexus Player!

OK, technically it's "Q*bert: Rebooted." But the 1980s kid in me doesn't care. This version for the Nexus Player has got the original game alongside some newfangled rebooted version that's OK, but just not the same. So grab a fistful of quarters (eight of them, actually, to buy this game) and...
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Here's where to buy the Nexus Player

Google's first Android TV box now available from even more retailers A couple months after its initial release, you're finally able to purchase the $99 Nexus Player from retailers other than Google. That's important for a number of reasons — perhaps the best of which is that you might well have...
Nexus Player now available from Best Buy and Newegg

Nexus Player now available from Best Buy and Newegg

The Nexus Player is now available outside of the Google Play Store, notably at Best Buy, as well as online retailer Newegg. The device is available from both outlets for $99.99, with the game controller also available from both at a price of $39.99. The Player served as the consumer launch of...
Nexus Player Google Cast Receiver

Nexus Player's Google Cast Receiver updated in Google Play

A quick heads up for you folks rocking a Nexus Player: The Google Cast Receiver — that's the part that does all that Chromecasting stuff — has been moved into Google Play (or at least updated, as folks are pointing out) for easier updating. So make sure you update it forthwith. Or whenever. Just...
Razer Forge TV

The Razer Forge is probably the Android TV box you'll want to buy

Android TV and PC games streamed to your living room Right at the beginning of CES 2015 Razer, known primarily for its PC gaming products, launched its first Android TV device. The Forge TV is headed our way in Q1 for $99 on its own or $149 as part of a bundle with a game controller. We stopped...

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