Sports are more enjoyable on TV than phones and tablets. It's a demonstrable fact. You don't see bars hanging Samsung Galaxy Tabs on walls do you?

It's for this reason that many people will be happy to see ESPN adding support for Android TV. You can see this is the changelog for the ESPN app. Viewers are getting WatchESPN access, with the ability to stream live events.

The app will come included in all new Nexus Players, making sports content easier to find and partially addressing an area of continued weakness for set-top boxes. Though a cable subscription is still required.

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This is a big addition for Android TV.

Now let's talk about Starz. The premium cable network has announced Android TV support in the most recent release of its latest Android app. This isn't the first time Starz has come to Google's TV platform, but this time around you don't need a cable subscription. That's good to see. Welcome back, Starz.

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