Google TV. Google TV is designed to be more personalized than Android TV, with Google’s A.I. capabilities working behind the scenes to find recommended content.
Google’s Android mobile operating system that has been specially configured for TVs. But that description doesn’t really convey how different Android TV is from Android.
Android TV, until recently, came pre-installed as the default smart TV user experience on select TVs from TCL, Sony, Hisense, Sharp, Philips, and more.
Add Android TV to any existing TV that has an HDMI port, with an Android TV set-top box from companies like Nvidia, AirTV, and Xiaomi. Prices for these devices range from $60 to $200. .
Android TV features without a Google account, if you want to download additional apps or use the Google Assistant, a Google account is required. .
Android TV to do via Google Assistant will depend on which streaming services you have access to.
For instance, “Play Stranger Things on Netflix,” will only work if you have a Netflix subscription; however, plenty of commands are universal, such as:
– “Play some jazz music.” – “Play,” “pause,” “stop,” and “resume” while watching any video. – “Louder” and “softer” for volume control.
– “Open [app name]” to open any installed app. – “Show me the cast of Friends.” – “Tell me about The Witcher.“
Netflix is just about the most popular app on every streaming media platform, and Android TV is no exception.
That finally changed in 2019, and now Hulu + Live TV joins Sling and YouTube TV as one of the many great options cord-cutters can enjoy on Android TV.
Kodi is a powerful media center app that can find and organize all of your personal media into an easy-to-navigate interface
Plex uses a client/server arrangement to let you view and play your personal media files and much more.
Android TV already supports screen mirroring from Android devices via Chromecast, but iOS users need a solution, too.
Puffin TV is one of many apps on the Google Play Store that seeks to address this obvious omission
There are tons of games for Android TV — too many to list here. Big titles like Asphalt 8: Airborne, Zen Pinball, Crossy Road, Grand Theft Auto, Final Fantasy