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Xiaomi just announced an aggressively priced 75-inch QLED Android TV

Xiaomi just announced an aggressively priced 75-inch QLED Android TV

Xiaomi announced the Mi 11 for international markets today and detailed its MIUI 12.5 rollout plans, but that isn't the only thing the company took the stage for. It's also expanding its Mi TV lineup with one of its biggest products yet, the 75-inch big Mi TV Q1. The QLED Android TV set will come to Europe first and cost from €1299 (~$1560).

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TikTok is now available for Android TV in the UK, Germany, and France (APK Download)

TikTok is now available for Android TV in the UK, Germany, and France (APK Download)

The internet is generally a great place to waste time, but TikTok is the current king in this respect. I've resisted installing it on my phone since I get enough secondhand short video smoke from my girlfriend, but this new development is a worrying one. TikTok for Android TV is now available on the Play Store, which could put an end to any semblance of productivity we were pretending to still be capable of.

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Get this 85" Android TV for $1,000 ($400 off) in time for the Super Bowl

Get this 85" Android TV for $1,000 ($400 off) in time for the Super Bowl

Hopefully you won't be hosting a Super Bowl party this year, but if you want an absolutely gigantic TV to watch it on anyway, Best Buy's got a deal for you. Today, you can nab an 85-inch Hisense Android TV for $1,000, $400 off its normal street price.

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TCL 75" 4K Android TV drops down to $590 ($210 off) at Best Buy

TCL 75" 4K Android TV drops down to $590 ($210 off) at Best Buy

Do you suddenly have room for a 75" TV in your home? Humongous sets never seem to lose that much of their value sitting on store shelves, but TCL's 75" 4-Series 4K Android TV just did — it's on sale now at more than 25% off.

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How to remap the remote buttons and take a screenshot on the Chromecast with Google TV

How to remap the remote buttons and take a screenshot on the Chromecast with Google TV

Unlike previous Chromecasts, the (relatively) new Chromecast with Google TV ships with a tiny adorable remote control that lets you launch apps, control playback, and navigate the interface without needing your phone. One caveat of that remote, though, is that it offers some preset buttons that launch YouTube and Netflix. What if you don't watch Netflix at all and prefer Plex and Disney+? Or what about launching your favorite music service? There's a simple way to remap some of those buttons to do what you want, and as a bonus, the same method can be used to take screenshots on your Chromecast.

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TCL plans to update its 2019 and 2020 TVs to Android 11

TCL plans to update its 2019 and 2020 TVs to Android 11

At the recently concluded CES 2021, TCL made a host of announcements about its upcoming 8K and mini LED TV range — one of which touched upon Google TV coming to its 2021 lineup. Now the company has a little news to share about its existing Android TV models, some of which are now confirmed to be getting an Android 11 update.

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Chromecast with Google TV has an annoying Bluetooth audio issue, but there's a simple fix

Chromecast with Google TV has an annoying Bluetooth audio issue, but there's a simple fix

The Chromecast with Google TV is a brilliant product, as noted in Ryan's review, but it's not without its flaws. Since getting one a week ago, I've found Google's new Android TV skin to be a delight, so much so that my far more powerful Nvidia Shield has been relegated to the bench. The experience isn't perfect, however, and I've had to close misbehaving apps on several occasions. The most notable issue I've faced relates to Bluetooth audio, but thankfully there's an easy fix.

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85" Hisense 4K LED HDR Android TV is just $1,000 ($700 off) at Best Buy today

85" Hisense 4K LED HDR Android TV is just $1,000 ($700 off) at Best Buy today

The bang for the buck that TVs offer these days never ceases to amaze me. For today only, Best Buy is offering an 85" Hisense 4K LED TV with HDR and Android TV on board for just $999.99, a savings of a whopping $700 off MSRP.

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This $700 4K Android TV from Hisense is almost as big as Michael Jordan ($300 off)

This $700 4K Android TV from Hisense is almost as big as Michael Jordan ($300 off)

Mounting former pro basketball player Michael Jordan in your living room doesn't seem like a great idea, but mounting a 4K Android TV on the wall that's about the same size as Michael Jordan sounds a lot better. Right now, there's a 75" set from Hisense that's on sale at Best Buy for just $699.99 — a full $300 in savings.

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YouTube Kids for Android TV passes 10 million installs

YouTube Kids for Android TV passes 10 million installs

Almost exactly two years ago, the YouTube app crossed 5 billion downloads on the Play Store. Earlier this year, we also saw a much smaller 50 million milestone hit by the Android TV version of the YouTube app. Both apps have the advantage of coming pre-installed on most suitable devices, which means these accomplishments are owed partially to the success of the OS. However, the latest streaming app to hit a new threshold is YouTube Kids for Android TV, which now boasts 10 million downloads, and none of them were pre-installed.

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