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The new Nvidia Shield TV stick is on sale for $130, $20 off (Update: More stores)

Nvidia released two new Shield TV devices late last year: a sequel to the existing Shield set-top box, and a new slightly-cheaper streaming stick. The latter usually costs $150, but it has already gone on sale for $130 once. If you missed out on that deal, here's another chance to get the new stick at a lower price.

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Google is pressuring TV and set top box manufacturers not to use Fire TV OS

Ever wondered why Android TV lives on a plethora of third-party hardware while Amazon's Fire TV only runs on a few internationally rather unknown sets? It's not that Amazon isn't interested in working with manufacturers — the problem is Google. As reported by Protocol, the company hinders its competitor from entering this market with the same strategy that makes it hard for Amazon and others to get their Android forks on other manufacturer's phones and tablets: Whenever a company commits to using Android TV, it has to sign an agreement that forbids it from using other software based on Android.

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Google will release a 2nd-gen Chromecast Ultra with Android TV this year, according to report

You don't have a lot of options if you want an Android TV box. There's the SHIELD, of course, but Google hasn't had its own Android TV hardware for several years. That will change in 2020, according to 9to5Google. Google will allegedly launch a new Chromecast Ultra this year, but this will mark a significant departure for the Chromecast family. This device will have an external remote control and full Android TV inside.

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Google says 'over 160' television providers are now using Android TV

Android TV has undergone an interesting shift over the past few years. It started off as just an OS for third-party streaming devices (such as the Nexus Player and Nvidia Shield), but it has seen a resurgence over the past few years as a platform for TV providers to use in their cable boxes. As of today, Android TV is now in use by "over 160" television providers.

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AT&T TV streaming service and its custom Android TV box now available nationwide

AT&T started testing its new streaming TV service in a few markets last year, but now you can sign up anyplace in the US. AT&T TV includes dozens of channels split up into multiple service tiers, and there's a custom Android TV box to access it all. However, AT&T is running this offering more like a traditional cable subscription than a modern streaming service. That means contracts and price bumps.

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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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