Hulu streams 4K content to Apple TV, Fire TV, and Chromecast Ultra owners, but it has never raised the resolution cap beyond 720p for most with Android TV. Some reports, however, indicate that things may be taking a step up for the forlorn platform.
4K televisions are everywhere these days, and if you're aiming to get the best looking screen that's also super high-res, OLED is where it's at. An OLED TV offer improved viewing angles and unbeatable black levels over standard LCD sets thanks to its lack of backlight. Although OLED TVs are still priced higher than their standard counterparts, prices have continued to grow more affordable throughout the last year. Sony's 65-inch A8H is one of the best OLED televisions you can buy today, and it's finally broken under the $2,000 price point for the first time since Black Friday.
Sony makes some of the very best Android TVs on the market, and not many of them top the X750H. The 75-inch 4K behemoth has been selling for about a thousand bucks this year, but today, you can get it for $829 — $129 off its street price.
HBO Max first launched nearly a year ago, bringing the majority of Time Warner Media's catalog under one roof with select high-profile shows and movies from other companies. The service is likely seeing a boost in subscribers, thanks to all the movies Warner Bros. is releasing on HBO Max (alongside limited theatrical runs), and now there are some improvements in store for TV watching.
It's been more than two years since Amazon Music made its first appearance on Android TV, but at the time, the service was restricted to the Nvidia Shield TV. That is no longer the case, as the app is now available for all Google TV and Android TV sets, set-top boxes, consoles, and soundbars.
An Android-powered TV or media box will come pre-loaded with various streaming clients and maybe a few utilities, and there are more apps in the Play Store. But this is Android, and that means you can sideload almost whatever you want. However, getting APKs on your TV won't be as quick or easy as getting them on your phone. Command-line enthusiasts can always use ADB, but there are simple wireless file-sharing tools that make the process much simpler. Here are the best ways to sideload APK files onto any Android TV device.
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There aren't a ton of Android TV boxes on the market — and considering it's nearly impossible to buy a TV that doesn't have Netflix built in, that might not seem like an issue. But even if your TV does have its own apps, there are still good reasons to use a discrete streaming device: their interfaces are snappier, and it's a lot cheaper to replace a dongle when it's out of date than it is a television. Here, we've assembled a list of some of the more popular Android TV devices, with an evaluation of each and why they may or may not be right for you.
If you thought the Android phone market was fragmented and many phones were outdated, take a look at the Android TV landscape and be shocked. Many devices are still running outdated versions, and Android 11 has barely reached any TV so far. But Google is already going full steam ahead with Android TV 12 — the company has released the developer preview in tandem with the mobile version of the OS.