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Android TV

Android TV is a version of the Android operating system. It is developed by Google for soundbars, set-top boxes, digital media players, and TVs with native applications. It is a replacement for Google TV. The Android TV platform was first launched in June 2014.This platform has also been adopted as smart TV middleware by a company such as Sharp and Sony.

History

  • Android TV was first announced at Google I/O in June 2014, as the successor to the unsuccessful Google TV.
  • Google discloses the first Android TV device, the name Nexus Player developed by Asus at a hardware event in October 2014.
  • An ADT-2 was released earlier than the release of Android TV 9.0.
  • The Android TV and ADT-3 are both released together on December 10, 2019.

Features

Android TV platform is the adaptation of the Android operating system for a set-top box. It has integrated software on smart TV hardware. The Android TV facilitates the voice input for commands and universal search across multiple services. Android TV also supports software from "Google Play Store", which includes media apps and games (however, not all the Google Play apps are compatible with Android TV).

Some of the major features of Android TV are given below:

  • Voice search via remote
  • Native Google Cast support
  • Curated content on the top row
  • Universal search using top apps
  • Tons and games via Google Play Store
  • Google Assistant integration
  • Actor and actress bios

Google Assistant built-in Android TV

In Android TV, a Google Assistant is also integrated with visual responses. We can just say "Ok Google" or press the mic button to instantly find the latest blockbuster, dim the light, or check the score of the big game all these are performed without leaving what you are watching.

The Android TV platform is also in set-top boxes and built into full-size TVs. The popular set-top boxes in this platform include the Xiaomi Mi Box s, Nvidia Shield TV.

Android TV

Chromecast built-in Android TV

Using Android TV, we can instantly cast our music, videos, photos, and other content that we love from our favorite device straight to our TV.

Android TV

The product that uses Android TV

Nvidia Shield (2017)

The Nvidia Shield is the best box for the Android TV owners. It plays a whole host of games that we don't find on any other streaming device. It has the following features:

  • Google Assistant/Home integration
  • 4K HDR streaming
  • Amazon Instant Video on Android

Sony Bravia Smart TVs

Sony is continuously using the Android TV platform to provide smart features to its mid-range and premium TVs. Having Android TV means we got hundreds of games, information, music, and video streaming apps, including Netflix, Youtube, and Amazon platforms.

  • Great for 4K HDR streaming
  • Unfussy but elegant design
  • One of the best TVs

Sony Bravia A1E OLED TV

The Sony A1E OLED is an absolute imaging television. It has the best contrast and handles sound in a completely innovative way.

  • Fast and responsive UI
  • Gorgeous picture quality
  • Wide viewing angles
  • It is relatively expensive

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