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Terrarium TV has shut down, and its users may have cause for concern

Terrarium TV offered a way to watch movies & TV for free, but now after a troubled existence, the app's developer has shut it down, and offered an ominous message to users on his way out.
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JBL’s Link Bar lets Google Assistant find and play whatever you want to watch

The JBL Link Bar is a soundbar that features built-in Google Assistant support as well as Android TV functionality, meaning it might be the only thing you need to plug into your TV.
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Dish Anywhere app now brings live TV and DVR recordings to Android TV

The free Dish Anywhere app is now available for devices powered by the Android TV platform, giving you much more flexibility in how you watch live TV, your DVR recordings, and on-demand content.
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Ditch remotes, and talk to your television! Sony adds Google Assistant to 4K TVs

Sony announced the addition of Google Assistant to certain Ultra HD televisions -- specifically, those running the Android TV OS. Select 2016 models are supported, as are all 2017 Sony Android TVs.
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YouTube TV gets the big-screen treatment with new native apps for Xbox One

Like the idea of cord-cutting with YouTube TV, but find it awkward to watch on your actual TV? Good news: YouTube is rolling out a slew of native apps for leading TV platforms like Xbox One, Android TV, and soon, Apple TV.
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Here’s what Android TV will look like on Android O

Android TV, Google's software for the big screen, is getting a welcome visual overhaul when Android O rolls around later this year. The update will make the home screen more animated, while also allowing users to "find content faster."
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Nvidia was developing the SHIELD Portable 2, but it’s likely been shelved

FCC documents show that Nvidia was working on a SHEILD Portable 2 -- way back in June. A release seems unlikely, especially considering the fact that the device was only listed on the FCC website because a confidentiality request expired.
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Nvidia Shield and other Android TV devices to get Google Assistant integration

Google's artificially intelligent Assistant first debuted in the company's messaging app Allo, but it was a standout feature of the Pixel phones as well as the Google Home. So what's the Assistant's next home? Android TV.
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Twitter’s live video app for NFL streams is now available on Android TV

Twitter has launched its live video app on Android TV. The app is devoted to its live-streams, including its NFL, NHL, and MLB broadcasts. Best of all, you don't even need an account to view the action.
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Android TV, Fire TV devices get new CBS News apps with 360-degree video

With its new Android TV and Amazon Fire TV apps, 24-hour streaming news service CBS News has added support for 360-degree video, starting with a behind-the-scenes look at a 60 Minutes segment filmed in Africa.
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Xiaomi’s Mi Box Android TV streaming box is now available in the U.S.

In September, it began to look like Xiaomi’s Mi Box Android TV streaming box would soon finally be available, and that turned out to be true, with the 4K, HDR capable box now available in the U.S. for $70.
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Xiaomi poised to enter U.S. market in October with Android TV-powered 4K Mi Box

Following its debut at Google I/O earlier this year, Xiaomi's 4K Mi Box could launch as soon as next month, offering 4K and HDR for less than $100, and marking the company's first official product launch in the U.S.
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Nvidia’s Shield Android TV streaming box gets Netflix in HDR, plus a lot more

Nvidia's latest update for its Shield Android TV streaming box brings the ability to stream Netflix content in HDR and YouTube in 4K at 60FPS, plus Plex Media Server support and a ton of other features.
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Sony announces pricing for three new series in its 2016 4K Ultra HD smart TV lineup

Following up on its Android-powered 4K Ultra HD TVs released earlier this year, Sony has announced pricing and availability for three new series of TVs, complete HDR support either included or planned to come later via firmware update.
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Step slowly away from your remote: ransomware now targeting smart TVs

Since May 2015, the FLocker ransomware has been making life tough for users of Android mobile devices, and now it continues to spread with the newfound ability to infect Android-powered smart TVs.
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The answer to why Amazon shunned Apple TV and Chromecast only creates more questions

Are you still struggling with the fact that Amazon Prime Video isn't available on Apple TV, Chromecast, or even Android TV? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tried to tell us why, but we don't feel any better about it.
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Google has officially discontinued the Nexus Player, its set-top box

The Android TV platform may be going strong, but the Nexus Player isn't -- in fact, as of Tuesday, the device has been discontinued. It's unknown exactly why the device has been discontinued.
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Xiaomi’s Mi Box gives Android TV lovers their 4K fix, and it’s headed stateside

At Google's 2016 I/O developer conference, Chinese company Xiaomi unveiled the 4K Mi Box, set-top hardware bound for U.S. shores later this year. It features support for 4K video and HDR.