Google TV and Android TV will require app bundles from 2023

Google has announced that starting in May 2023, Android TV and Google TV will require apps to be bundled in the Android App Bundle (AAB) format instead of the existing APK format. If you don’t know, for Android smartphones, this need is already in place. Continue reading “Google TV and Android TV will require app bundles from 2023”

Google TV is getting new features powered by Android 13

On the second day of its developer conference, Google revealed further details about Google TV and Android TV OS, where Android 13 Beta for TVs came out a few days before Google I/O. Continue reading “Google TV is getting new features powered by Android 13”

Google announces upcoming Multi-device features for Android ecosystem

Google yesterday unveiled new improvements for their consumer goods and services at Google I/O 2022, including some very important changes to multi-device functionality for the Android ecosystem in 2022. Continue reading “Google announces upcoming Multi-device features for Android ecosystem”

Android 13 beta for Google TV released

After launching Android 13 beta 1 for supported Pixel smartphones last month, Google has begun sending out the first beta of Android TV 13 to developers to get them started with the firm’s latest TV platform. The Android 13 TV doesn’t quite visually differ significantly from the Android TV 12. Mishaal Rahman, Esper’s Senior Technical Editor, says that the first beta update doesn’t include features that have already been revealed, like a better picture-in-picture mode or Fast Pair integration. Continue reading “Android 13 beta for Google TV released”

YouTube TV is testing 5.1 surround sound support to more streaming boxes

About 4 years after YouTube TV made its debut in 2017, a notification for the new 4K add-on in June 2021 also revealed that 5.1 Dolby audio support would be available soon. Nevertheless, only “select devices” will indeed be supported at first, which turned out to be a limited set of smart TVs from Samsung, LG, and Vizio. The support non-Google TV versions of the original Chromecasts were eventually added a few months later. Continue reading “YouTube TV is testing 5.1 surround sound support to more streaming boxes”

Google reportedly working on a new Chromecast powered by Google TV

It seems Google is working on a new device similar to Chromecast with Google TV. In 2020, Google launched a Chromecast with Google TV support, but many criticised it for the lack of storage. Continue reading “Google reportedly working on a new Chromecast powered by Google TV”

Google TV introduced as a one stop place for curated entertainment and media

Along with the launch of the new Chromecast, Google also introduced a new entertainment experience to go with it called Google TV. It is an interface that runs above Android TV, where you will find curated content from your multiple streaming services like Netflix, Prime, YouTube TV, etc.

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Android N features set coming to Android TV and Chromecast: Google I/O 2016

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Google at I/O 2016 announced that it is bringing some of the Android N features to Android TVs, along with the release of OS later this year. Continue reading “Android N features set coming to Android TV and Chromecast: Google I/O 2016”

Logitech Revue Google TV 3.1 Honeycomb update rolling out now , brings Android Market

Yes that’s Android market running on the TV. The big Google TV Android 3.1 update is finally rolling out to Logitech Revue units via an OTA update. The Revue retails for $99 and there was some confusion if Google and Logitech will release an update for this device. Now the update is finally rolling out including the Revue unit in the FoneArena Labs. Apart from access to the Android market , it brings some new features including a new interface and a revamped YouTube app. Have you got the updated your Logitech Revue yet ? Continue reading “Logitech Revue Google TV 3.1 Honeycomb update rolling out now , brings Android Market”

Sony introducing the Google TV on October 12th

Google announced the Google TV during the Google I/O, and Sony is one of their partners. Sony has announced that they will be introducing their first Internet Television on October 12th, and they has sent out some invitations to selected people. The event will start Continue reading “Sony introducing the Google TV on October 12th”