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Sony's new 4K and 8K Bravia XR TVs come with Google TV built-in

Sony's new 4K and 8K Bravia XR TVs come with Google TV built-in

Google TV is the latest iteration of Google's smart TV software, having made its debut on the latest Chromecast a few months back. Sony's new Bravia XR TVs are among the first to arrive with Google TV built-in, and they have some other noteworthy features as well.

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Google TV now supports Peacock accounts as Netflix users remain in the lurch

Google TV now supports Peacock accounts as Netflix users remain in the lurch

Google TV, the Android user's hub for searching out and tracking streaming content, recently dumped support for Netflix content. That means if the show you're looking for is on Netflix, you'd have to tap around more to find it. But if your show is on Comcast's Peacock service instead, that's not the case anymore.

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Existing YouTube TV subscribers are getting the new Chromecast with Google TV for free

Existing YouTube TV subscribers are getting the new Chromecast with Google TV for free

YouTube TV isn't cheap. Subscribers do get a lot of channels for the money, at least, and now it looks like they might be getting even more than they bargained for. Google just started sending out emails to some current users inviting them to claim a free Chromecast with Google TV — but hurry, because the offer expires later this month.

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Google TV wants to learn your preferences and improve content recommendations

Google TV wants to learn your preferences and improve content recommendations

Scanning through tens of streaming services and hundreds of shows and movies to find that one perfect title is not only time-consuming but also exhausting (TIL, it even has a word: Showverload). Google, being that one nice guy around, wants to fix that for you with its all-new Google TV interface. The highly personalized service is getting a new tool to better understand your likes and dislikes, which will help Google tune its content recommendations to match your preferences.

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Netflix isn't playing nicely with Google TV for some reason

Netflix isn't playing nicely with Google TV for some reason

Google TV is meant to act as a starting point for your watching experience by letting you look up titles and see where you're able to watch them including through your current streaming memberships. One of the participating services was Netflix, but it appears that the behemoth has dropped from the Android app.

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Some very lucky Android TV owners can now stream YouTube in 8K

Some very lucky Android TV owners can now stream YouTube in 8K

There are 8K Android TVs out there and a decent selection of 8K content on YouTube. But up until recently, the streaming cap on the YouTube app for Android TV was 4K. Not anymore, though.

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Google's home theater integration between Chromecasts and Nest speakers is here (sort of)

Google's home theater integration between Chromecasts and Nest speakers is here (sort of)

Google introduced dynamic audio grouping on the Nest Hub and other Assistant-enabled smart displays earlier this year. The feature allows devices to be added and removed from audio groups on the fly without needing to edit groups beforehand. This ability started rolling out in the Google Home app last week — and it enables a workaround that lets you cast videos to Chromecast devices while the audio plays on Nest speakers.

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How to control Chromecast with Google TV volume using your phone

How to control Chromecast with Google TV volume using your phone

The Chromecast with Google TV isn't like your old Chromecast — it's the first to come with proper Android TV and a remote that even works with your TV or soundbar. However, that's where some problems are introduced. Depending on how you've set up the Chromecast remote, you might notice that it's become impossible to control the volume via Google Assistant or your handset when you cast from your phone. Here's what you need to know if you want to enable that functionality.

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Chromecast with Google TV review, one month later: Buy this

Chromecast with Google TV review, one month later: Buy this

Google has announced a new streaming dongle, and it comes with perhaps the best evidence yet that time is cyclical: the new Chromecast runs "Google TV." No, not that Google TV—a new thing that's based on Android but designed for TVs. No, not that Android TV. I know, it's confusing. What's not confusing is that the dongle is essentially a better version of the Chromecast Ultra. It streams 4K video, has a remote, and there are some new features in Google TV. Granted, the new Google TV isn't perfect, but at $50, it's hard to complain.

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