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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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Google releases Android TV 10, fulfilling promise for 2019 rollout

Android TV releases have always lagged behind the smartphone OS, but usually only by a month or two. Android 9 Pie took a while to arrive on Android TV devices, and Google promised in September that Android TV 10 would be ready by the end of 2019. True to its word, the company is now giving version 10 its seal of approval and shipping it out to OEMs.

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Google reveals ADT-3 Android TV box with 4K and HDR, but it's only for developers

Ever since the Nexus Player fell out of support, there hasn't been a first-party Android TV box — at least not for regular buyers. The ADT-2 was released last year as a budget Chromecast-like dongle, supporting 4K and HDR, but it was only intended for developers creating Android TV apps. Alongside the announcement of Android TV 10, Google has also revealed a new ADT-3 streaming box.

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Nokia’s new 55-inch 4K Android TV costs $590, but you can’t get it in the US

In partnership with the Finnish brand Nokia, India’s Walmart-owned online retailer Flipkart today announced a 4K TV running Android TV 9 Pie out of the box. The Nokia-branded TV will join the ongoing smart TV boom in the country to compete with the likes of OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Vu in the budget category. The 55-inch Android TV supports Google Assistant along with a few local and global streaming services.

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Xiaomi's Android TV-powered Mi Box S is just $35 at Walmart

When it comes to Android TV streaming boxes, there are really only two options: the Nvidia Shield TV, and if you're not playing games, the Xiaomi Mi Box S. Now you can grab the entry-level Xiaomi box for just $35, a drop of $25 from the original MSRP (though it has gone for $40 a few times in recent history).

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