Android TV

2018 is the year TVs became really interesting again

For all the buzzwords surrounding television, I’ve feel like TVs have been kind of <i>boring</i> for a while. I’ve attended CES four years in a row, and it seemed each event basically refreshed the same basic units with only mildly tangible improvements. Sure, I’d ogle at the bombastic displays setups and …

Android News

7 Innovations that are About to Change Life at Home

Last week over 180,000 people from around the world descended onto the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the latest ideas in consumer tech at CES — …

Automation

Android TV arrives on a Chromecast-esque 4K HDR form factor with the CCC Air Stick

Android TV has exploded, basically out of nowhere, in popularity this year. We saw it all over the place at CES 2018, and that expansion is continuing as well. Recently, a Japanese manufacturer has released a new HDMI stick running Google’s OS.<p>The CCC Air Stick TV is a compact HDMI stick form …

Android News

Google Play services update fixes Chromecast Wi-Fi bug

Google is now rolling out a promised fix for Chromecast built-in devices, such as Google Home, Android TV, Chromecast, etc., to kill a bug wreaking …

Technology

5 Google launches from 2017 that still haven't landed

I don't know if you've noticed, but Google announces an awful lot of stuff.<p>Between its annual I/O convention, its fall hardware event, and the beefy …

Google

Google app 7.19 hints at primary/secondary Assistant languages, smart displays, and ‘Summer time mode’ [APK Teardown]

The latest version of the Google app is rolling out this morning and it reveals a number of upcoming features in development. For Assistant, the ability to change languages — as well as setting a secondary one — is noted, while more Quartz, Home, and possibly TV features are also detailed.<p><b>About APK</b> …

Google

HDHomeRun Connect Tuner with $5 Gift Card drops to $70 shipped ($105 value)

Newegg Flash offers the HDHomeRun Connect Tuner plus a $5 Gift Card for <b>$69.99 shipped</b>. That’s good for $30 off the going rate and Best Buy, matching our previous mention for the all-time low. And with the inclusion of the gift card, that brings the effective price down to the lowest we’ve seen …

Android News

Here are all the best new TVs you can buy in 2018

Every year, CES in Vegas is an exciting showcase for the best TVs coming that year. While most of the models on display are top-tier flagships, there …

Consumer Tech

Twitter’s COO believes that streaming devices like Chromecast and Fire TV will disappear in 5 years

Anthony Noto, Twitter’s COO, is confident that streaming devices like Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and more will cease to exist in five years. …

Android News

The cheapest way to watch Showtime without a cable subscription

If you want to watch Showtime online, and you don’t subscribe to cable, you’re in luck. Thanks to live TV streaming, it’s never been easier to enjoy …

Smart TV

A streaming TV state of the union

When I started this streaming TV column one year ago, we were at a tipping point in TV and entertainment. Today, the pendulum has swung to the side …

Televisions

CES 2018: Real Advances, Real Progress, Real Questions

<i>Suggested reading: Read the intro then scan through looking for pictures that are in your area of interest. Each section is the summary followed by</i> …

Consumer Tech

Here are the coolest products we saw at CES 2018

CES is always an exciting event for mobile enthusiasts, even if we don’t see a ton of new smartphones at the tech show. There are a few phones, sure, …

Android News

Yonomi smart home platform now has Google Assistant integration

If you’ve been using the Yonomi platform to connect all your smart home devices into a single app and create smart routines for them, you’ve probably …

Google

CES 2018 wrap-up: All of the mildly interesting miscellaneous stuff

Article Contents<p>1 August<p>1.1 Press Release<p>2 Handheld<p>2.1 Press Release<p>3 JVC<p>3.1 Press Release<p>4 Kneron<p>4.1 Press Release<p>5 Linksys<p>5.1 Press Release<p>6 Samsung<p>…

Android News

Singapore Android TV sellers face copyright infringement charges

Two companies have been brought to Singapore's state courts over a piracy lawsuit filed by a group that includes local pay TV operators Singtel and …

Technology

[Deal Alert] Sony's 75" XBR75X900E (2017) with built-in Android TV is $2,498 at various retailers ($700 off, $300 less than Black Friday)

Android TV saw a good bit of attention at CES, but if you don't want to wait for the new TV sets with it built-in (or pay full MSRP), then you may …

Android News

Android Central's Best of CES 2018 Awards!

These are the best products we saw at CES 2018!<p>Thousands of products debut each year at CES, but only a few of them are award-worthy.<p>And while …

Consumer Tech

Everything you need to know about Android TV

When we talk about streaming, the conversation usually centers on the most consumer-friendly options: Roku, Amazon Fire, PlayStation, and Xbox. …

Televisions

The best of CES 2018: VR, giant TVs and floating dinosaurs

While a short list like this can't really do justice to several days of non-stop announcements and demos, it should give you a flavor of what CES …

Consumer Tech

CES was surprisingly subdued for cord-cutting

Last year’s CES was a surprisingly fruitful event for cord-cutting. At the tech industry’s biggest trade show, companies like Tablo and Mohu …

Televisions

How to choose the best smart TV for your viewing habits

Weigh your options and make the right decision.<p>The right smart TV can vastly improve your home entertainment, filling your living room with on-demand content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other streaming companies. But choosing the perfect set for your viewing habits means deciding on the …

OLEDs

This smart toilet is the best reason to stay in the bathroom

LAS VEGAS — Tech is invading the bathroom.<p>Answering the call of Mother Nature is getting an upgrade, according to a high-tech toilet unveiled here at …

Android News

Android TV box sellers charged with copyright infringement

SINGAPORE: Two Android TV box sellers have been charged with "wilfully infringing" the copyright of four companies - telcos StarHub and Singtel, …

Android News

Google adds Android TV Home and Core Services to the Play Store

Google has added the Android TV Launcher and Core Services APKs to the Play Store, which honestly makes me wonder why they weren't there to begin …

Android News

CES 2018 wrap-up: More Android TVs than you can shake a remote at

Article Contents<p>1 Haier<p>2 Hisense<p>2.1 Press Release<p>3 Nvidia<p>3.1 Press Release<br>• 3.2 Press Release<p>4 Phillips<p>5 Sony<p>5.1 Press Release<p>6 TCL<p>6.1 Press Release<p>7 …

Android News

CBS All Access app updated with support for continuous play, resume watching, and more

Use of CBS All Access has probably ticked up a bit now that Star Trek: Discovery is back. Subscribers are getting a solid update today that adds some …

Android News

This new streaming box does something you wish your Apple TV did

The streaming box market has exploded in the last few years, as people spend more of their time watching services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Go. …

Televisions

How to Avoid Going Over Your Home Internet’s Data Cap

It’s not uncommon for internet service providers to cap the amount of data offered to home users as a way of getting them to pay more money for more …

Televisions

Best of CES 2018: the most impressive, innovative products from the show

We spent the last few days roaming the endless halls, conference rooms, booths, demo areas, and meetings rooms of the Las Vegas Convention Center and its surrounding casinos to find the very best products announced at CES 2018.<p>From Android TVs to phones, connected speakers, smartwatches, …

Consumer Tech