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Verizon launches its own Android TV set-top box, called Stream TV (Update: Netflix and Prime Video support)

Today, Verizon introduced its rumored Android TV-powered set-top box. The Verizon Stream TV is available to order directly from the company's site. Other than the signature red checkmark on top, the product is unbranded, and we haven't confirmed the manufacturer yet (though one source tells us it's very similar to Xiaomi's Mi Box).

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Google's ADT-3 Android TV box for developers is now available for purchase

Google hasn't offered its own Android TV product ever since the Nexus Player fell out of support. While the Pixel hardware division still doesn't seem interested in a new Android TV box, there is a Google-made alternative intended for app development: the ADT-3.

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Nvidia Shield Experience 8.0.2 adds support for new Shield remote, NAS-based DVR storage, and more

Nvidia has rolled out a huge number of updates to its Shield Android TV boxes even after launching new versions, and it's not stopping now. Shield Experience 8.0.2 is available, and it adds support for that fancy new remote you can finally buy. That's not all—there's also improved NAS DVR functionality and new apps.

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Every new Android TV announced at CES 2020

Just like any year, this year's CES has focused quite a bit on television sets. And just like any (recent) year, this year brings us a whole slew of new Android TV products. To make it easier to sift through them, we've compiled this article combining all the announcements from the show, sorted alphabetically by manufacturer.

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Hisense debuts $6,000 short-throw laser projector that runs Android TV

Hisense has introduced its 2020 high-end TV lineup during CES, but among the more regular products, the company has also announced a $5,999 short-throw laser projector running Android TV. The device is capable of outputting a 4K 100-inch image and has embedded 30W speakers with dbx-tv support.

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Xiaomi's Mi Box S Android TV picks up Pie beta (Update: Stable rolling out)

In case you forgot, Nvidia isn't the only game in town when it comes to Android TV. Xiaomi offers a much more affordable option in its Mi Box S — and that device just became a more appealing alternative thanks to an official Android 9 Pie beta program.

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TiVo introduces the TiVo Stream 4K powered by Android TV

TiVo first made a name for itself in the late 90's when the company introduced a revolutionary digital video recording device that automatically saved TV shows for viewing later. Since then, TiVo has steadily dipped its toes into various products and services, like live TV via TiVo Online, TiVo Cast for streaming videos, and more. This decade, TiVo is branching out with a Sling-connected content streaming device powered by Android TV.

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Epson unveils new mini laser projector with Android TV and Netflix support

There are not many projectors with Android TV built-in ⁠— we reviewed the Anker Nebula Capsule II and XGIMI Mogo and walked away impressed by them, but didn't like that neither of them has any official support for Netflix. Though you can always sideload the Netflix mobile app, it can be difficult to control and quite janky. The newly announced Epson EF-100 projector isn't quite comparable to those two ⁠— with no battery, it's not very portable ⁠— but it's the first Android TV projector we've come across with official Netflix support, and that's pretty exciting.

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This 65" Hisense H6500F Android TV is $350 ($150 off) at Best Buy, today only

If you don't have the extra cash to throw at some of the more expensive 4K TVs we've covered this week, there are still plenty of wallet-friendly options ripe for the taking. Today only, you can pick up a brand new 65" Hisense H6500F Series Android TV for just $349.99 ($150 off) at Best Buy.

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Google Assistant on Android TV gains support for Hindi and Vietnamese (Update: Swedish)

The Google Assistant may be a polyglot among its AI-powered virtual brethren, but what mars the experience is its lingual inconsistency across supported platforms. Even though it’s been conversing in Hindi and Vietnamese on phones for long, the support for Android TV was just added. The two Asian languages join a small list of languages that the Assistant can understand and speak on your big screen.

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