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BenQ's new portable projectors have Android TV and 2.1 channel audio built right in

BenQ's new portable projectors have Android TV and 2.1 channel audio built right in

BenQ has just revealed two new portable projectors with built-in 2.1 channel audio and Android TV — and we mean Android TV, not Google TV. The way that last bit works is kind of curious. But before we push our full reviews, let's dive into some of the details for both of these new battery-powered models.

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We're about to get a new option for 4K Google TV streaming

We're about to get a new option for 4K Google TV streaming

Realme is working on a 4K Google TV streaming stick that it seemingly plans to launch in India ahead of the festive season next month. While there are plenty of Android TV sticks available in India and other parts of the world, Realme could possibly become the first company to launch a streaming stick running the new Google TV interface.

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The latest Xfinity streaming app works fine on Android TV — here's how to sideload it

The latest Xfinity streaming app works fine on Android TV — here's how to sideload it

Hey Comcast, y'all should really just publish your TV app on the Play Store already. This weird stuff, limiting it to Sony TVs or Amazon's Fire TV platform, just isn't cool. People are paying you a lot (just, a LOT) to watch TV, you should let them watch it on whatever gadget they want! Or else they'll find ways to do it themselves. For example, taking the Fire TV APK and uploading it to a third-party hosting site, then installing it on an Android TV device like the SHIELD.

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Pick up Sony's 4K OLED TV at an all-time low and leave LCD displays behind for good

Pick up Sony's 4K OLED TV at an all-time low and leave LCD displays behind for good

Any holiday weekend is usually a good time to find some sales, and Labor Day is no different. If you've been dying to upgrade to a big and bold TV to go with your brand-new (and hard to find) PS5 or Xbox Series X, now's the perfect time. Sony's 65" Bravia OLED is $500 off its usual price today at both Amazon and Best Buy.

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This new super high-end Android TV laser projector has a super high price too

This new super high-end Android TV laser projector has a super high price too

These days, Android TV devices come in all forms and sizes, be it conventional TV sets, super-small HDMI dongles, or projectors. The platform is so versatile, it can fit basically any form and shape — and price. Hisense has just released follow-ups to some of the more expensive products to run Android TV, its Laser TV series. The new entries to the lineup come with perks like a 4K resolution on a 120-inch panel, built-in 40W Dolby Atmos speakers, and Google Assistant support. But this package has its price.

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Hasan Minhaj is Google's next pick for its curated 'Watch With Me' series

Hasan Minhaj is Google's next pick for its curated 'Watch With Me' series

Earlier this summer, Google TV users began seeing a library of content curated by actress Laverne Cox right on their home screen. It's yet another way Google has tried to switch up its recommendations, outside of algorithmically-based suggestions and new releases. As we roll into September, a new face is stepping into the "Watch With Me" space, and he's bringing a whole host of new choices right to the "For You" tab.

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Hulu finally gets HDR support on some devices, but not the ones we were hoping for most

Hulu finally gets HDR support on some devices, but not the ones we were hoping for most

Listen up, streaming nerds: if you really want to make the best out of your low-cost, cord-cutting entertainment setup, you'll need to pour at least ten grand into an awesome home theater setup. Which won't help at all if your streaming service of choice doesn't actually support all of that eye-melting hi-fi tech. So what took y'all so long, Hulu?

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Grab a Sony OLED TV with Android TV for $700 off, its lowest price ever

Grab a Sony OLED TV with Android TV for $700 off, its lowest price ever

Android TV is great. OLED TVs are great. If you want to get them both in the same package, your options are limited: the only widely-available brand with OLED options that also uses Android TV as its smart TV interface is Sony. Today you can grab a rare discount on a 55-inch Sony TV, packing the Android TV interface built in, at both Amazon and Best Buy.

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Android TV gets Tinder-style recommendations

Android TV gets Tinder-style recommendations

Who doesn't like content suggestions that are perfectly tailored to their tastes? If you don't think Android TV was doing a good job at that until now, Google is pushing out a new update that works on improving just this, in addition to throwing in a couple of new features.

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The Android TV interface gets a long-overdue 4K upgrade

The Android TV interface gets a long-overdue 4K upgrade

During the excitement of a new Android release, it's easy to forget that phones aren't the only things getting upgraded. While previous betas for the A12 version of Android TV were a bit underwhelming, the latest version includes something that users have been wanting for quite a while: a true 4K interface, to match all of those super-cheap 4K TVs on the market.

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