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Fix rolling out for errant Android TV casting notifications (Updated)

If you noticed a superfluous casting notification last night while watching content via Android TV, it turns out, that's a thing right now. Some folks are getting cast/Chromecast media control notifications on their phones when watching content in apps on their Android TV devices (including the Nvidia Shield), even when they aren't actually casting anything. Just turning on a show via Plex or Netflix via the Android TV app is triggering casting controls for some. But Google is already working on a fix.

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Enter to win an Nvidia Shield TV and Shield Controller as we celebrate Android Police's 10-year anniversary (Update: Winners)

Nvidia's Shield TV hardware has been some of the longest-supported in the world of Android. With today officially marking our ten-year anniversary as a website, we thought that a giveaway in keeping with our site values and history would be in order. After five years covering the Shield TV and its consistent software support, there wasn't much of question in our minds, so we've teamed up with Nvidia to give one lucky reader one of Nvidia's new hotdog tube-style Shield TVs and a Shield Controller.

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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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Xiaomi's bargain Mi Box S running Android TV is down to all-time low of $30 ($30 off MSRP) (Update: Dead again)

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.

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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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Order this new 55" Hisense 4K TV for just $350 ($150 off) and receive it in time for the Super Bowl

If you're looking for a new 4K TV for the big game this Sunday and these Sony options are too pricey, you're going to want to check out this incredible offer. Today, you can order a brand new 55" Hisense H8F Series 4K TV for only $349.99 ($150 off) at Best Buy and have it dropped on your doorstep in time for kickoff.

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