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Google has announced a couple of significant changes to Play Movies & TV that will have a considerable impact on owners of 4K televisions. Starting today, some previously-purchased movies will automatically be upgraded to 4K quality once it's available. The price of newly-purchased 4K content on the platform is also going down.
4K TVs have almost completed their takeover to become the de facto standard resolution being sold, and you don't have to pay a king's ransom for them anymore. If you want to a more high-end experience though, right now is the time to bite — many's of Sony's premium 4K sets are on sale right now for up to $500 off.
Streaming has become the dominant form of entertainment — especially as of late — and having all your options available in one easy-to-access place is becoming a luxury we can all afford. Today, Amazon has TCL's 55-inch Roku-enabled Smart TV for just $450, giving you 4K capabilities and streaming services in a decently-priced packaged.
The main promise of Google's Stadia streaming platform is that it's not bound by the limitations of fixed hardware: it can scale to accommodate the demands of the game, instead of the other way around. However, it seems one of 2020's biggest titles will push Stadia to its limits: Doom Eternal.
Stadia's launch was rough, to say the least — it felt like a beta release. Google promised a ton of features that ended up not being available back in November 2019, and they're only now trickling down into the service one by one. The company is picking up steam, though. After just making screenshots and captures downloadable this week, Stadia has now also added 4K support to its Chrome version for some users.
When you think Android TV Box, you might think Nvidia Shield TV right away, but the company best known for its graphics cards isn't the only one offering a capable big screen experience for Android. Xiaomi's Mi Box S is a neat little device outputting 4K HDR to your TV, and it's on sale at Walmart, going for only $30. That's the lowest we've ever seen and $5 less than the recent offer of $35.
The highest-end version of Google's new Pixelbook Go is now available. So long as you weren't holding out for the snazzy pink colorway, you can now pick up the higher-resolution 4K version with a Chromebook-overkill Intel i7, 16GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage for "just" $1,400, or a little over twice the cost of the base m3, 1080p model.
Those looking for a massive TV will be thrilled to know that Amazon and Best Buy are currently offering Sony's XBR-X850G TV for $1,998 — roughly $800 off list price and $400 off recent pricing. You'd be hard-pressed to find another 85" 4K LED unit with HDR capabilities and Android TV inside for a better price.
It wasn't that long ago (about 10 years) that a 4K TV larger than 50" would command a price tag of $5,000 or more. Thanks to the march of progress in technology and fierce competition in the sector, the prices of large 4K TVs have fallen precipitously. TCL, well-known for its value-focused line of TVs, has a 75" 4K smart TV for sale right now for only $600 at Best Buy, its lowest price ever and a hefty $300 in savings.
Ahead of an influx of TV deals during the oncoming Black Friday sales, Sony’s 49-inch X900F Android TV from 2018 is retailing at its lowest price ever. Right now, you can get one of these for just $798, making it an attractive addition to your entertainment setup for your weekend binge-watch sessions. The 4K HDR TV has been selling at around $900 for a while without attracting a discount alongside its larger-sized peers.