Google started rolling out a redesigned, Google TV-inspired facelift for the Android TV homescreen earlier this year, and now, that new interface is finally finding its way to Sony's Android TV sets. According to 9to5Google, the manufacturer is sending out emails to owners, telling them that their "Sony Android TV just got a whole lot better."
The days leading up to Black Friday are some of the best times to get great deals on a new TV. Sony is one of the most reputable names out there, and right now, you can save up to $800 on some of the company's 4K Android TVs from Amazon and Best Buy — including both OLED and LED options.
Christmas is basically around the corner, but if you're still looking for a very expensive gift, a Sony Master Series TV might do just fine. Models ranging from 65 to 98 inches are currently discounted on Amazon and Best Buy. The smallest one is going for as little as $1,798, which is $1,200 off.
Sony is, of course, at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. As you'd expect it has a great many new products, ranging from new TVs to new Blu-Ray players. However, in our opinion, what is most exciting in Sony's announcements are the Chromecast built-in (or is that Google Cast?) products and the newly-unveiled Android TVs, plus some new headphones.
Sound bars and speakers
First up is a new sound bar, the catchily named HT-ST5000. This is Sony's flagship sound bar for 2017, so it has all the top-of-the-line features, such as Dolby Atmos, hi-res audio, and twelve advanced speakers. Sony says the HT-ST5000 is for home theater setups, and proves that with the number or ports and connectivity options: three HDMI ports, one HDMI ARC port, a USB input, Bluetooth and NFC, and a number of digital and analog connections.