Internet TV services like Sling and YouTube TV are increasingly popular alternatives to cable. They don’t do a whole lot of good unless you can actually watch them on your television, though. If you’ve got an Android TV device, you now have one more option: Philo.
Philo’s basic package comes with 43 channels, including some big ones like AMC, IFC, and Comedy Central, for $16 a month. For an additional $4, you get 13 more, including the Cooking Channel and Nick Toons. Read MoreInternet TV service Philo now has an Android TV app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
We just got done telling you that the SHIELD Android TV is still a great device three years after release in part because it keeps getting updates. NVIDIA isn’t stopping the updates, either. A new upgrade to the SHIELD is rolling out today with Amazon Music integration, NAS improvements, customizable Quick Settings, and more.
The 7.2 upgrade includes a few headlining features and a raft of smaller tweaks. Here’s the full list. Read MoreNVIDIA SHIELD upgrade 7.2 adds Amazon Music, customizable Quick Settings, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Whether it’s a sound bar or an elaborate surround sound setup, a lot of people’s best speakers are attached to their TVs. A lot of people also have Amazon Music, whether or not they realize it; the service comes free with Amazon Prime. Owners of Android TV hardware will soon be able to use those speakers to listen to that music, as a Play Store listing for a TV version of Amazon Music has appeared. Read MoreAmazon Music is coming to Android TV, and you can re-register now was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The device we currently know as the “NVIDIA SHIELD” is not the first one to carry the name. That honor goes to the handheld device launched in 2013, later renamed SHIELD Portable. After that came the SHIELD Tablet, and finally the SHIELD Android TV in 2015. It was not the only way to get Android TV, but NVIDIA’s box is the only one that had any staying power. Three years on, this device has gotten 20 updates across three major Android versions. I can’t think of another Android device that offers so much value after more than three years of use. Read MoreNVIDIA SHIELD Android TV re-review: Not the box you bought three years ago was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Nvidia continues to improve the Shield TV experience, now offering users another way to control their Android TV box. Assistant support has been around for a little while now, but Alexa is joining the party thanks to a new skill. Simply activate said skill, link your Nvidia account, and you can start controlling your Shield with your Echo or other Alexa devices.
Alexa can control things like power, volume, media playback, and navigation. Read MoreYou can now control your NVIDIA SHIELD TV with Alexa was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Anker has released a few Android-powered projectors over the past year — the Nebula Mars, Nebula Mars II, and Nebula Capsule. Even though the Capsule is only about six months old, Anker already has plans for a replacement. The Nebula Capsule II is brighter, has a higher-resolution projector, and runs the full Android TV operating system.
I’ve reviewed all of Anker’s projectors so far, and my most pressing complaint across all of them has been the software experience. Read MoreAnker announces Nebula Capsule II pico projector with Android TV was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Xiaomi announced the Mi Box S on October 9, on the same day as Google’s Pixel 3 et al. announcements. This new Android TV box from the company keeps its cheap pricing, but you wouldn’t say no to more savings, would you? In that case, you can now grab the Mi Box S along with a Home Mini for $24 off the total price of both.
While the Mi Box S isn’t the highest-specc’ed media streamer, it’ll do its job just fine and play 4K HDR video. Read MoreXiaomi Mi Box S bundle comes with Google Home Mini for $85 ($24 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.