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AirTV Mini is an $80 4K Android TV stick with Sling on-board

Dish-owned AirTV came out in 2017 with a 4K HDR Android TV streaming box that can plug into an antenna for local over-the-air broadcasts — thus combining local TV with over-the-top services ranging from Netflix to YouTube to Sling (another Dish property) in one input. But what if you have other TV sets you'd like to hook up? Surely you'd want to avoid the hassle of getting another AirTV box, right? Well, the company has come out with a new stick that acts as an OTT streamer on its own, but can also relay OTA with the help of an existing AirTV unit.

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A bunch of NBCUniversal channels, including Syfy, launched Android TV apps today

Earlier today we posted about USA Network getting an Android TV app. It turns out that isn't the only NBCUniversal channel getting one today — in fact, four more have joined the roster. Those four are Bravo, E!, Syfy, and Oxygen.

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USA Network gets an Android TV app

There's a general notion out there that USA Network, which NBCUniversal owns, typically acts as the receptacle for second-rate programming that NBC would not air to its white bread primetime audience on any given night. But it's since grown to be what Showtime is to CBS: a home for popular older series like "Law & Order," acclaimed dramas like "Mr. Robot," and a major destination for sports superfans — namely, WWE. To think that it has lacked an Android TV app for the longest time might be unbelievable to some of us, but at last, USA Network finally has such an app.

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[Update: Assistant voice control?] YouTube launches today on Fire TV, while Amazon Prime Video comes to Chromecast and Android TVs

It's been a few months since Google and Amazon decided to put down their weapons and collaborate to make everyone's lives easier. After years of the two giants battling it out, banning their services from their competitor's platform, and essentially forcing users to choose one camp over the other, the agreement was both unexpected and long overdue. Today, we get to reap the fruits of that accord.

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TV streaming service Philo expands to Android phones and tablets

Cable cutting is a full-blown trend in America, as Internet TV companies often offer better deals and the freedom to access your favorite channels on a multitude of devices — just consider YouTube TV. Philo, another online TV service, has had apps for Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku for some time now, and recently added support for Android TV, too. Now, the company added proper support for Android phones and tablets.

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Amazon brings Alexa integration to Android TV starting with Sony Bravias

Hell officially froze over when Google and Amazon decided to bury their squabbles and stop locking each other out of their respective TV ecosystems. Of course, Amazon apps have been available on Android for a long time, and the company would've shot itself in the foot if it didn't distribute its content and store to the biggest mobile OS in the world. However, TVs have always been a sensitive topic for Amazon and Google, as they're both directly competing with their Chromecast and Fire TV. Shortly after their truce, Amazon announced in April that it's bringing Alexa integration to Sony TVs powered by Android.

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Sony 65" 4K Android TV down to all-time low of $1,500 ($100 off)

We recently covered a couple of 4K Android TVs from Sony's X900F series that went on sale and there was a good chonk to save there. In fact, those discounted prices for the 75" and 85" models are still available right now from your favorite retailer. Indeed, these panels have been gradually depreciating on store shelves for a good while, but we didn't have anything to report on for the 65" model... that is, until now.

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Sony 75" and 85" 4K Android TVs hit all-time lows (up to $500 off) this Father's Day weekend

Is your living room missing a humungous high-end TV? We track the prices of all kinds of consumer electronics, and noticed a significant price drop in a few Sony X900F models — the 75-inch and 85-inch versions of this highly-rated 4K TV can be had for $2600 and $4000 respectively, up to a cool $500 less than the previous deal we saw.

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20 of the best Android TV games available on the Play Store in 2019

It's been a while since I've compiled a "best of" roundup, so I wanted to start with something a little easier to get the ball rolling. This is why today's list will deal exclusively with the best games currently available for Android TV. The titles mentioned below are some of my favorite games on the platform, and while I'm sure a few fan-favorites will be missing from the list, I do hope my personal selections will allow you to find a few games you may not have played yet. So strap in and get ready to discover some of the best Android TV games available on the Google Play Store in 2019.

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Epix Now streaming service now available on Android TV