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Xiaomi unveils new PatchWall with Android TV sets and a soundbar in India

Xiaomi leads the smart TV sector in India and hopes to strengthen its position with two new Mi TV Pro models. The 55" Mi LED TV 4X Pro and 43" Mi LED TV 4A Pro are its latest entries to what is an increasingly crowded market. Additionally, the Chinese company also announced it's very first attempt at a soundbar.

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Anker announces tiny 30W USB Type-C charger, Prizm II Android TV projector, and more

CES 2019 is in full swing, and Anker has announced several new products — including some under its Soundcore and Nebula sub-brands. There's a new tiny Type-C wall plug, another Android TV-powered projector, and more.

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JBL Link Bar, the soundbar with Google Assistant and Android TV, will ship this spring

It's been a long road for JBL's Link Bar. First announced in May of 2018, as the first soundbar with both Google Assistant and Android TV built in, it went up for pre-order in August with an expected availability of October, but shipments were delayed and we knew it wouldn't likely come to market before 2019. We have an updated date today, as JBL has announced the Link Bar will come this Spring.

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After more than a year with no updates, Fox Now overhauls its Android TV app

Praise the update lords — Fox Now has finally issued an update to its Android TV app, more than one year after the last time it did so and rumors of it being abandoned for good. Version 3.10.0 brings the app almost up to date with its phone counterpart (which is at 3.11.5 now) and dresses it up with a new interface.

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[Update: Even more pics] AT&T is testing a DirecTV Android TV set-top device, trials expected early next year

Last year, Variety reported that AT&T was working on an Android TV-powered device for so-called "over-the-top" streaming of its DirecTV service, based on the contents of an FCC filing. Based on the contents of a recent AT&T earnings call (transcribed by Seeking Alpha), development has advanced to the point of internal beta testing, with trials expected "in the first half of next year."

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Android TV now has "tens of millions" of users and 100+ operator partners

Over the past few years, Android TV has gradually shifted from a user-focused set-top box platform to a software stack for operator partners to use. Because of that shift, Android TV might not be obvious and well-known to the general consumer, but it's more widely-used than ever. In fact, the OS now has "tens of millions of users," according to a Google executive.

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[Update: They're back] Android TV apps now available for A&E, Lifetime, FYI, and History Channel

Do you need to catch up on episodes of Project Runway, or do you feel like bingeing American Pickers for a few hours? If so, you're in luck. A&E Networks has just published four new Android TV apps, each for one of its channels - Lifetime, FYI, The History Channel, and A&E.

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The official NHL app is now available on Android TV

All I know about Hockey is that it's like football (the real one), but with pucks and sticks and skates, plus the players smash into each other way too often. If you know more about the game and follow NHL teams or the entire league, then you'd be happy to know you can now do so on your Android TV device as well.

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Internet TV service Philo now has an Android TV app

Internet TV services like Sling and YouTube TV are increasingly popular alternatives to cable. They don't do a whole lot of good unless you can actually watch them on your television, though. If you've got an Android TV device, you now have one more option: Philo.

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[Update: Partnership with TDS Telecom] TiVo could be readying an Android TV box for a CES 2019 unveiling

Given the popularity of TiVo DVR boxes, smart home integration makes a lot of sense. This is something the company addressed nearly a year ago when it announced an IFTTT channel that would enable Google Assistant and Alexa support. With CES 2019 just around the corner, there's evidence to suggest TiVo is going to launch its own Android TV hardware.

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